Gotta love the timing of this Rex Ryan story! After looking pathetic in the Bills’ season opener Sunday – mustering just 148 yards of offense, the lowest total the franchise has generated in nearly a decade – the Jets come to town Thursday in a must-win game for both teams.
The loser would be 0-2, and since NFL realignment in 2002, only 12% of teams that open 0-2 have made the playoffs. It did happen last year (Seahawks), but it should be noted Seattle has been on a four year tear and had one of the best rosters in the NFL.
The Bills haven’t made the playoffs this century; the Jets in the last five years.
So the game’s kind of a big deal (it opened Buffalo -3 and is now at a pick ’em most places). Enter Rex Ryan’s mouth, in the documentary, “Rex and Rob Reunited,” via ESPN.com:
“Everything’s questioned,” Ryan told his players. “I forgot to how to f—ing coach. ‘The players don’t respond to Rex, he don’t know what the f— he’s doing anymore.'”
Ryan then quoted Muhammad Ali — ‘I’m going to show you how f—ing great I am’ — and told his team that the “best revenge is massive success” this season.
“That’s where I’m at,” Ryan continued. “It ain’t about being No. 1 in defense, No. 1 in offense, whatever. No, it’s about us in this room, holding this damn trophy saying we won the whole m—-f—–,” he said. “That’s where I’m at. Don’t be afraid of it. I don’t give a s— who knows it. Here we are. Here the f— we are. That’s who the f— I am.
“I’m going to tell you we’re the f—ing best because I believe it. Let me f—ing say it. And if it doesn’t work, I’ll be the first m—–f—– that goes. And everyone one of you, I f—ing know you’ve got my back. All I want is every f—ing thing you got. I’ll take every f—ing bullet known to man.”
Yawn. Saw this act in New York. Worked very early. When the losses mounted, this got old and tired. Rex Ryan feels like the biggest lock to lose his head coaching job in the league.