Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly said a few weeks ago that Rex Ryan has to make the playoffs or else he’ll get fired. Ryan didn’t exactly sound thrilled about that, although he wisely avoided getting into a war of words with the most popular player in franchise history.
Privately, Ryan and Kelly have communicated, and Kelly says there are no problems between the two of them.
“Yeah, we already texted,” Kelly said, via Sal Capaccio of WGR 550. “That’s all good.”
It might seem a little inelegant for a player of Kelly’s stature to talk about his former team’s coach getting fired, but Kelly was probably right: Ryan had better win this year, or else Kelly will be talking about a different Bills coach next year.