Bills fire Rex Ryan

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After being mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, Rex Ryan is done in Buffalo.

The Bills announced today that they have fired Ryan as their head coach. His brother Rob Ryan is also out in his role as an assistant.

Anthony Lynn will serve as the Bills’ interim head coach for Week 17.

This season has been a disappointment in Buffalo, where Ryan brought a great deal of optimism at first but has failed to bring the team out of its long playoff drought. The firing of Ryan had been expected once this season turned south.

Now the Bills will play out the string and hope to find a coach who can finally do what Ryan and several predecessors have failed to do, and get them to the playoffs.

As for Ryan, his days as an NFL head coach are likely done. He’ll either become a defensive coordinator or a television analyst.

227 responses to “Bills fire Rex Ryan

  1. You mean they didn’t make Rob the Interim coach? Oh yeah, Rex said he needed a haircut to become a head coach.

    Bills are trying to get a head start in the Coughlin derby with Jax.

  2. Ah shucks…..I was hoping Buffalo would keep him around a few more years. I love his baffoonary! Always makes coaching decisions that make me laugh and benefit my team. Go Dolphins!

  3. He is a defensive coach who oversaw the destruction of the Bills defense from a top 3 unit two years ago, to what it is now. Brining on the nepotism hire that is Rob Ryan didn’t help matters either. The guy is a .500 level coach. There is no reason not to cut bait with him.

  4. Say it isn’t so! No one saw this coming! HA HA

    Guess Pagula waiting until the Ryan boys were mathematically eliminated.

    Hopefully Ryan is done as a head coach in the NFL.

  5. Too many blunders. The time out call failure and 10 men on the field failure to knock us out of the playoffs was a fitting end….

  6. Now get rid of both Doug Whaley and Russ Brandon. They have ruined this franchise. Whaley has wasted three 1st rounders and Walkins cant stay healthy and he constantly undermines his coaches.

    Russ Brandon is a great marketing guy, but he is no Football guy. He needs to get the hell out of football operations.

    Time to bring back Bill Pollian and hire Tom Coughlan!

  7. Any team that hires him for more than a coach is headed for disaster. They guy is blow hard, loud mouthed bully who has accomplished NOTHING, except extort millions from the Jets and Bills…LOL

  8. Hope he gets shot at DC somewhere instead of just another talking head. Kind of pathetic being a loser criticising winners on tv. DC job would be shot at getting some dignity back.

  9. The Great Rex Error is over. Merry Christmas! I know it means starting over AGAIN, but this guy had to go in my book. A complete clown.

  10. Someone will hire him, he must be the smoothest talked in the NFL because he has an under .500 record as a head coach. And as far as being a ‘defensive guru’ he took over a #4 defense and turned it into a mid 20’s defense. He cant even do that right.

  11. He did say that this was his last hoorah in the NFL. Let’s see if he keeps his word, which has always meant so much. I just wish there was a way to keep him in the AFCE. Not with the Patriots of course, that would be dumb. So I guess it’s up to Miami. Fins Up!

  12. “As for Ryan, his days as an NFL head coach are likely done.
    He’ll either become a defensive coordinator or a television analyst.”

    Anyone that has watched his defenses for the last 5 years knows the former is pretty much out of the question.

  13. You have to figure we’ve heard the last of this big mouth, entitled loser in the NFL in terms of being in front of a microphone as a coach.

    What a loser.

    A DC only.

    I don’t know why this is that hard to understand.

    He’s made millions by fooling two different franchises.

    What a country.

  14. I don’t see how he was doing such a horrible job. They finished 8-8 his first year. They would have again if he had been allowed to finish. It seems like firing someone after 2 years when they do not have a losing season is a little unfair.

  15. I’m no Rex fan, and I really can’t stand Rob, but did the Bills really expect to be THAT much better than 8-8 or 7-9 this season?

    If they did, then it’s only because of the blustering predictions made by the guy they just fired.

  16. Stan Kroenke firing up the Brinks truck to bring Rex to LA!! It’s a perfect fit!! BTW, Stan also trademarked “7-9” and “8-8.” Also considering “6-10”

  17. kfinfan says:Dec 27, 2016 11:46 AM

    Ah shucks…..I was hoping Buffalo would keep him around a few more years. I love his baffoonary! Always makes coaching decisions that make me laugh and benefit my team. Go Dolphins!
    ———————————————————
    You Dolphin fans have got to stop! Yes you made the playoffs, Congrats! But you barely beat the Bills this year and he completely smoked your team the previous season. Not barely beat, SMOKED! Plus you got swept the previous year as well. Good grief..

  18. It seems like more teams are doing away with the formality of waiting out the season and are instead trying to get a jump on finding replacements.

    McCoy and Bowles are probably yet to get the axe, but unless the Bears brass pulls a shocker and dumps John Fox I think that should pretty much do it for the firings this year.

  19. A mediocre coach fired by a bad franchise.

    Who exactly are they going to get to coach them that will be an upgrade?

    I almost feel bad for Bills fans.

  20. Tough to see another coaching change, but this had to be done. You can’t be labeled a defensive genius yet produce a defensive product that drastically regressed. Keep in mind that this was a defense that was top 5 when he took it over from Schwartz. Continuity and roster gutting is what I fear the most about coaching changes. Hopefully we can bring in someone who will be flexible to mold their schemes to the roster’s strengths. Usually two years isn’t nearly enough to evaluate, but the Phins game provided more than enough to warrant this.

  21. Wow ! Shocked because I thought that they would at least wait until after the season . Not shocked because of the play of the defense which was supposed to be a specialty of him and his brother , and the apparent disorganization of the team with lack of cohesion, 10 or 12 men on the field , lack of communication, lack of discipline ,on and on . Took a top 5 defense and brought them down to the lower half of the league . Would make a good tv analyst with his antics , just not a good head coach / team manager .

  22. So now the GM has proven that he can’t find a winning QB or head coach. Those are the two most imported requirements for a GM. Does the owner recognize this, or do they care? The Bills don’t have an NFL QB on their roster. Rex lied his way into the job by saying he could win with the players on the roster. It’s my guess that whoever was going to be chosen, was going to be the guy that told that lie. Now here we go again. Liars, line up. This GM obviously isn’t going to admit that he has no clue, and the owner doesn’t seem to care.

  23. Tom Coughlin, enough is enough. Something this team has lacked for many years is team discipline. Even just to right the ship for a pair of seasons. Rex had a few bad breaks, G-Ro neutering the offense the first 2 weeks, a heavy hit in terms of injuries, but you can’t fold 3 of the last four the way they did. I want Whaley to go as well, but that may be a season away. Tyrod showed competence against Miami, but it needs to be done consistently. He’s not worth $16m, that is a fact. I’d pay Cutler $20m before I’d pay Tyrod $16…

  24. As a pats fan this is so funny to me.all I remember him talking junk about coach billy.I’m not gonna kiss the rings talk,now go out and find a job Rex 😂😂.go patriots

  25. Rex is loud mouth which makes for very entertaining press conferences and little else. There was a great article back when he was hired on Cold hard football facts (since renamed to Football Nation) on how the biggest loudmouths in NFL coaching history (Rex, his father, Buddy, Jerry Glanville and others) never translated into success on the field.

    Good for Buffalo, now they can proceed on putting something positive together, something Rex could never do in a 1,000 years.

  26. Not being able to call a simple timeout to ice the Dolphins’ kicker at the end of regulation and then only having 10 men on the field for the last big run to set up the winning FG in OT are classic Rex. His teams were always out coached, unprepared, and undisciplined. His teams regressed year after year. He is a buffoon of the highest order.

  27. Wow. They only gave him 2 seasons.
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    It’s not like he walked into a Browns or Bears situation where there were only a handful of NFL caliber starters on the entire roster. There is enough talent on the Bills to at least be contending for a wildcard by now. QB of course being the glaring exception but plenty of other NFL teams have gotten to the postseason with QBs no better that Taylor.

  28. BREAKING NEWS: FOXBORO, MA
    Patriot’s Coach Bill Belichick was asked about Rex’s firing.
    “That gasbag? Are you kidding me?”
    Strike that… no comment!

    then he chased the reporter out of the locker room as he laughed uncontrollably…

  29. Considering his vast experience with the AFC East, he’s likely in consideration for the Miami and/or New England positions next.

  30. “As for Ryan, his days as an NFL head coach are likely done. He’ll either become a defensive coordinator or a television analyst.”

    ===

    Actually, I think that the Ryan Bros. are best suited as the lead act in a traveling 3-ring circus show. Rex can also serve as the carnival-barker.

  31. I am just so glad we still have Mike McCarthy in Green Bay, wasting AR’s last good years.

  32. I think his shtick will quickly wear thin in the broadcast booth; otherwise an entertaining guy though. Good for the Bills. I’m a Pats fan but still scratched my head about that hire. Time for a new tatoo Rex

  33. I don’t get the Rex Ryan hate. Maybe Rob, with that goofy hair, but Rex seems like a likeble guy. Maybe not head coach caliber, but a good D.C. some where for sure.

  34. He needed to get fired; in his defense he had 8-8 talent at least at QB. But his act gets old fast if he cannot beat the Patriots.

  35. Bills ownership will not tolerate losing, even if it means firing head coaches every 2 years… It’s easy to see the stupidity in this when it’s written down.

  36. I like Rex. No one ever really thought he was “building a bully” or anything resembling the million or so colorful statements he made, but it was all very entertaining if you’re not a Bills fan. He did give the Patriots some trouble early on as the Jets coach, but at this point, it’s clear that head coaching is not his best skill.

    I hope he goes for a tv gig because he’d be fantastic.

  37. It’s hardly like buffalo is a winning franchise…. plus they’ll have a hard time getting someone good to go coach there. It’s groundhog day.

    Good times.

  38. Guy never got a fair shake. Never had a true franchise QB with the Jets or Bills. Never had a good GM to get the needed players for his system. Both of these teams stink and that is why the Pats win all the time.

  39. I am just so glad we still have Mike McCarthy in Green Bay, wasting AR’s last good years.
    ===

    Even a loss Sunday night won’t remedy that.

    Would another epic playoff debacle bring him down? I doubt it.

    It’s like watching the decay of the Roman Empire.

  40. I gotta be honest, I just can’t wait for them to hire a new coach who has accomplished nothing. And then the fans will get all hard again like they did with Rex. And we will hear all the hoopla about them filling the RV lot a week before the patriots come to town. And then… The pats will steam roll them like they always do, and the fans and team will fizzle out. Just like the last two years with Rex.

  41. rabidbillsfan says:
    Dec 27, 2016 11:54 AM
    Tom Coughlin, enough is enough. Something this team has lacked for many years is team discipline. Even just to right the ship for a pair of seasons. Rex had a few bad breaks, G-Ro neutering the offense the first 2 weeks, a heavy hit in terms of injuries, but you can’t fold 3 of the last four the way they did. I want Whaley to go as well, but that may be a season away. Tyrod showed competence against Miami, but it needs to be done consistently. He’s not worth $16m, that is a fact. I’d pay Cutler $20m before I’d pay Tyrod $16…

    ” I’d pay Cutler $20m before I’d pay Tyrod $16″ You’re a moron for saying that. You obviously don’t watch any Bills game to even be remotely serious about paying Jay Cutler before paying Tyrod. Tell me what has Cutler done in all these years as a qb? How many playoff games has he been to and won? How many times did he quit on his team? What leadership ability has he shown? I’m a diehard Bills fans but some of you so called fans are a bunch of idiots..

  42. bosco264 says:
    Dec 27, 2016 12:01 PM

    Not a Rex fan but, 2 years is too short a sample.
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    They probably added his failed Jets stint.

  43. There you go Rams!! A dysfunctional coach for a dysfunctional team in a dysfunctional city!!

    Sounds like a “marriage made just a little lower than Heaven!”

  44. With the score tied near the end of overtime, and Rex knowing that a tie would mathematically eliminate the Bills from the playoffs, he punted the ball.

    That one decision alone would get most coaches fired.

  45. I remember all the Jets fans 2+ years ago on this thread telling Bills fans that Rex was not the answer. To the fans of the team where Rex goes next: He is not the answer…

  46. patriotsticketssince1978 says:
    Dec 27, 2016 11:49 AM
    I hope he goes into broadcasting. He seems like a nice enough guy who could be entertaining. Coaching seems like a grind.

    *****************************************************

    The guy with the “bleep” button would need a raise if Rex works there.

  47. The Ryan brothers lived off their father’s accomplishments.
    ===

    Absolute B$

    Rex Ryan had a #1 defense twice, once as a HC (NYJ, 2009) once as a coordinator (BAL, 2006)

    #1 in fewest points AND fewest yards allowed those seasons. Did Buddy ever pull that off as a head coach??

    Rex stood on his own!

  48. I find most shocking that they fired Rob the same time. Not because he didn’t deserve to go – but read between the lines;

    “Rob, the only reason you’re here is because of your brother, not because you are a good coach. He’s gone. You’re gone.”

    Guy must want to crawl under a rock…

  49. akfinfan says:
    Dec 27, 2016 11:46 AM
    Ah shucks…..I was hoping Buffalo would keep him around a few more years. I love his baffoonary! Always makes coaching decisions that make me laugh and benefit my team. Go Dolphins!

    Buddy I’m a Dolphin fan and you sound like an idiot. The Bills have owned us for the past 3 years as well as Rex’s Jets so pipe down and be happy we are in the playoffs.

  50. billsbackto81 says:
    Dec 27, 2016 11:52 AM
    “You Dolphin fans have got to stop! Yes you made the playoffs, Congrats! But you barely beat the Bills this year and he completely smoked your team the previous season. Not barely beat, SMOKED! Plus you got swept the previous year as well. Good grief…”

    Last year? Nobody cares about last year. YOU got swept this year by a rookie head coach and we gashed you for 500 yds rushing in two games! Oh we also eliminated you from the playoffs at your house and got your coach fired THIS YEAR.

    GO DOLPHINS!

  51. He’s definitely not a head coach, ala his father, but I bet he’d be a fun guy to go fishing or just crack a few beers with. As for tv, he’d be very entertaining, definitely a change from some of the dismal talking heads we are subjected to every week on fox, nbc, cbs, nfl network, bspn.

  52. Do people actually think someone would hire either of these clowns as a DC? No chance whatsoever.

    On the other hand, I do think it is possible for either of them to take a position coach job offered by a friend to help them.

    Rob coached LBs in NE and I could see Bill offering that gig again.

  53. Bills ownership/management are idiots. Who do they think will improve on Ryan & Taylor next season? Sure, they didn’t quite get it done this year, but they were close.

    Two years of almost but not quite, with tons of injuries, in a division that’s wide open below the Patriots, and they get nervous and start over? So dumb.

    Constantly hitting the reset button isn’t going to get it done. This is why teams like this languish.

  54. I think Rex is entertaining to watch. Started becoming sympathetic to the Jets in the playoffs after watching him on Hard Knocks. Sorry he couldn’t make it happen in Buffalo.

    Maybe time to go back to being a defensive coordinator, Rex.

  55. Listen to the dolphins fans talking crap like they’ve been really relevant the past 15 years. Talking about the bills. Sorry to say but you haven’t owned the bills. You swept this year, we did last year.yiu haven’t been really relevant since before you were always looking up at Jim Kelly throwing all over your team

  56. Kiss the Rings Rex!!

    In all seriousness, I always found Rex to be a good defensive coach and a master motivator. He’s not the strategist that the elite minds are but his players play hard for him because he gets them fired up. This helped his D but he was always so inept at offense that he just never could get these guys over the hump consistently because his motivation tatics could only do so much on the side of the ball he is not well versed in. I always found Rex to be hilarious and refreshing change from other coaches but this trait while funny hurt him because of how brash and confident he was in his team. The expectations were so high because of him. It put too much pressure on them especially Mark Sanchez who was rookie on a team where his coach would guarantee SB wins. He promised the playoffs in Buffalo and once again alot of pressure on a player who hadnt started many games at QB in Taylor. I would love Rex as a broadcaster, I think thats his calling but if he wants to still coach I have no doubt he can be a good DC somewhere. Not so sure about Rob anymore.

  57. That’s too bad, really. He’s the most entertaining personality in the NFL…. That said, he took a couple pretty good teams and moved them backwards

  58. Good decision or not, these owners/management need to quit hiring guys and firing them after a year or 2 or 3. Like it or not it takes time to build a team, sometimes the team is already built and some coach gets extremely lucky and looks good for it, Kubiak, for example. Don’t hire them though if you don’t feel like you can hang with them through the good and the bad.

    The coaching carousel teams continue to not do well, no matter who they put in each year.

  59. when Rex guaranteed a football championship in Buffalo, he neglected to share that he meant the lingerie league…

  60. Amazing that people still think this guy is a great D coordinator considering what happened in Buffalo under his term.

  61. Bears fan here. After watching Matt Barkley throw 5 Interceptions, and the Bears keying in on the 3rd overall pick….

    7-8 with a chance to finish at .500 in his second season doesn’t seem to bad to me.

  62. I love it!!! Rex Ryan has always been a blowhard bully. He anointed himself a great coach and the media bought it. The facts say otherwise, however.
    Some other nitwit owner will probably give Rex another chance at a head coaching job. Why, I’ll never know.
    And Rex’s brother Rob is even worse! If he gets another job in the NFL I’ll be stunned.
    Both of these guys are living off their father’s reputation. And he was a lousy head coach as well, and also a blowhard.
    Whoever said the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree must have known the Ryans.
    If Ryan doesn’t get another HC’ing job, you can bet the networks will line up to hire him. They love hiring big mouth losers.

  63. I am not a Rex fan, but it seems to me that 1) Rex was his own worst enemy, his mouth wrote checks his coaching could not cash, and 2) he was too focused on Belicheck and the Patriots. He wasted too much time preparing for NE and not enough for the team they’re playing this week. To allow Ajay to run for 200 yards, not one but twice is not acceptable. The defense got worse each year.

  64. Pretty bad that he was axed with 3 years still remaining on his deal…they couldn’t take him anymore…

  65. Oh, well, it was fun while it lasted. Not really, but I’m trying to say something nice. I bet he still has a giant blowup poster of that time he beat the Patriots in the playoffs on one whole wall of his house. High point of his career, right there.

  66. “I have one more shot to be head coach and I have to get it done,” he said. “I understand I won’t have another opportunity and don’t want another opportunity. This is the shot that I want.”

    Be a man of your word Rexy and never darken the NFL’s doors again, (that goes double for your brother Baby Huey)

  67. And to think Marvin Lewis has been given 15 years.
    ===

    Do you forget how AWFUL the Bengals were before he was hired? They were one of the worst teams in the history of pro sports, not just the NFL.

    He had a good run. Shame he couldn’t win in the Playoffs.

  68. Get out of that division, Rex. Don’t be surprised if he is in Chicago in some role next year.

  69. Tesla announced today they are building a production plant in Buffalo.

    Bills need to follow that lead and hire the most intelligent and dynamic coach they can find — no more of these rah-rah types that sell the sizzle and forget the steak.

  70. Nobody in their right mind would hire the Ryan brothers to coach anything again..lots of bark but no bite with these two.

  71. The Sabres have been as bad as the Bills are now since Pegula bought them in 2011. Its early as far as Bills are concerned but quite possible the problem extends to ownership. Its beyond me how Pegula could have hired Rex after seeing the mess he made of the Jets.

  72. xiiprestige says:
    Dec 27, 2016 2:32 PM

    Best coach they had in years, not his fault half his team was injured or suspended the whole year.
    ————————————————————
    Rex? Is that you?

  73. Rex ain’t the problem so firing him ain’t the solution. Team is going nowhere with Dougie at the helm or Tyrod under center.

  74. Buddy can FINALLY rest in piece!
    NOW that his Buffoon son have been canned for impersonating a”Defensive Genius” & refusal to build that “BULLY” he crowed so much about … and hiring the other evil twin -for what purpose…beverage & buffet coordinator ?

  75. Rex will be a hot commodity as a DC or tv analyst. If he had taken or been offered the Atlanta job. Things would have been much different for him. His run with The Jets was a good one. 4 and 2 in the playoffs. Beat Belichick and Peyton Manning on the road, got to two AFC Championship games with Mark Sanchez at quarterback. Jets won’t see another Championship game for all of eternity.

  76. Rex will be a head coach again. Staying in the AFC East going against Brady and Bill was his undoing. His antics only work when he’s winning. Given the opportunity to coach a team with little media presence and pressure would be best for him. If given a few years to build his “bully” he could be very successful. Jacksonville could be an option.

  77. If you are going to be a head coach, you need to understand how to call a Timeout. He blundered badly in Baltimore, costing the Ravens a victory over the undefeated Patriots and he blundered again this past weekend when he was trying to ice the kicker. He has simply shown over and over again that he is a coordinator, not a leader or head coach.

  78. Ok, which media outlet hires this guy in time for the tournament?

    CBS
    (too many people on their pregame show already)

    FOX
    (too many people there too)

    NBC (probably not enough broadcasts to satisfy him but I could see it with him and Dungy trading views)

    ESPN (in many ways a declining broadcast outlet for the NFL and them NFL needs to wise up to that)

    or

    NFL Network?

    My guess is NFL Network because the NFL likes to protect its own. (their analyst group is also pretty weak)

  79. firstand4ever says:
    Dec 27, 2016 3:28 PM

    4 and 2 in the playoffs. Beat Belichick and Peyton Manning on the road, got to two AFC Championship games with Mark Sanchez at quarterback.
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    All true. Though his last success was in 2011. That’s a while ago. And since then he’s not gotten even a sniff of the tournament.

    If we are going to go by past success, and ignore all the more recent futility, Coughlin would still be coaching the Giants, our buddy Jeff Fischer would still be in Tenn, etc.

  80. Buddy can FINALLY rest in [peace]!
    NOW that his Buffoon son have been canned for impersonating a”Defensive Genius”
    ===

    Fact check;

    Buddy Ryan NFL record; 55-55-1, 0-3 Playoffs

    Rex Ryan NFL record; 61-66, 4-2 Playoffs

    What a genius that Buddy was, never winning a Playoff game as a head coach….

    “Defensive Geniuis?”… You’d have to explain that one. His Philly defense finished in the top 5 Once (ONE time!) in 5 seasons. With arguably as much talent as he had in Chicago.

    Buddy was a better coordinator/assistant. REX was the better head coach.

  81. To Kim and Terry Pegula – Please do whatever it takes to talk Bill Cowher out of retirement and out of the TV studio. We need a coach that can instill some discipline in this team because they have none.

  82. exinsidetrader says:
    Dec 27, 2016 2:10 PM

    Tesla announced today they are building a production plant in Buffalo.

    Bills need to follow that lead and hire the most intelligent and dynamic coach they can find — no more of these rah-rah types that sell the sizzle and forget the steak.
    ————————————————————-
    Exactly. The Bills need to hire a super-genius futuristic robot coach (preferably one that is a defensive specialist) with a great personality.

  83. belicheckisgod says:
    Dec 27, 2016 3:49 PM

    Rex will be a head coach again. Staying in the AFC East going against Brady and Bill was his undoing.
    ————————————————————-
    In 2 years, the Bills defeated a grand total of two (2) playoff teams – the Texans in 2015, and the Patriots with an injured 3rd stringer at QB earlier this year.

    I’d say Rex’s undoing was not being able to beat any good teams in the AFC east or anywhere else.

  84. He took the 4th ranked defense and turned them into the 19th ranked defense while hand picking the players and running Mario Williams out of town.
    In his 2 years the bills they were 4-13 against teams w winning records.
    Unfortunately they’re going to be mediocre til they finally get a QB

  85. Buddy Ryan coached under the shadow of Mike Ditka and was just a blowhard. Rex Ryan coached under the shadow of Buddy Ryan and just blew. Rob Ryan did something under the shadow of Rex Ryan (couldn’t possibly classify that as coaching) and couldn’t even blow out a single candle if required.
    Mike Ditka accomplished more when he cut wind on air than the Ryan’s did with all their bloviating over the years.
    I don’t even see a future for Rex as a color commentator. He’s just a big mouth and doesn’t have any accomplishments to support any of his commentaries.
    At least next year, he will be able to go and stay for an entire World Series game without having to worry about whether his football team is properly prepared.

  86. With the sad news of all the talented stars passing away, this news really brighten my day. Rex and his evil twin should never have been hired. He and his worthless brother are over rated and get way too much press. Hope there isn’t another owner being stupid enough to hire him for a 3rd time. Now if little hands Trump would get impeached, the new years would really be brighten.

  87. Both bis gigs were on Belichick ‘s backyard.

    *************************************************

    Maybe he needs to get away from the AFC East. I still think that the Rams need to talk to him. He would be a natural for the west coast. You know, NUTTYVILLE!!

  88. The NFL is better with Rex no longer a head coach.

    Although I give the Bills credit for never quitting on the season, and I think Rex has actually improved as a HC over time – it’s only a matter of time before Rex makes another bone head move and he’s NOT the guy to bring any team to the promised land

    If you have a bad team and want a coach who will please the media and make a spectacle of himself for fans, who’s stupid bravado MIGHT fill seats for a little while – Rex is the guy.

    For any owner looking to win a Super Bowl long term and not just sell a few more seats in the short term, then they should look in another direction than the Ryans

  89. Rex should not be hired anywhere in the NFL. He isn’t a championship coach by any means, and I don’t think he would be a good defensive coordinator now. He ruined the Bill’s defense from 2014, and the Jet defenses he inherited weren’t really top 10 despite the stats. While his defenses might dominate mediocre offenses, they choke against good offenses, especially offenses that feature more than one weapon. The struggles include not getting off the field on 3rd down or giving up long plays at inopportune times, as with last week. Yet somehow, he considered to be a very good DC, which doesn’t make sense.

  90. donterrelli says:
    Dec 27, 2016 11:46 AM
    Wow. They only gave him 2 seasons.

    2 more than he deserved, lives on Daddy’s overinflated reputation

  91. Saw an article on NFL.com about Rexy going to the CFL and becoming a ‘rock star’–now all he has to do is learn guitar–with his feet!

  92. What is wrong with all you people who want this guy as your defensive coordinator? Don’t you get it? His defenses absolutely were terrible the last few years here in Buffalo and NY. The Bills defense was ransked # 4 in 2014. Ryan dropped them to 19th least year and after assuring his defense would be back to top ten form again, they’re ranked 19th again this year.

    Buffalo’s defense gave up not one, not two, but THREE 200+ hard runners this year…two by Jay Ajayi…TWO!!

    You want him? You can have him. I just hope it’s for an AFC East team that we get to play 2X a year.

  93. As I see it he has 2 main issues he can seem to over come.
    – he can not control a locker room. He seems to have no discipline on his teams.
    – Bill B lives reantnfree in Rex’s head and occupy allot of Realestat.

    The later may be cured by a change of divisions.

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