Pegula recalls the first thing Ryan said was how he wanted to live in the part of town where it snowed the most. I’m looking for that consistent guy that’s going to be at the top each time out. Ryan attended several Bills home games, though he was rooting for the Jets, when his father was an assistant coach from 1968-75. Make the right decision. Now they get to start anew with Ryan, who embraces the challenge to win in what he insists will be his last head-coaching job. “We’ll get them all work through these preseason games and he’ll get the first shot”.
Cassel has had the most time with the first string, but not by much. In what may be a related news item, rookie Karlos Williams took a few more reps with the second team Monday. “It’s not surprising that we never lit it up”. He’s just interactive with us. “OK, we’ll put him second”.
Well, the defense has always been together. “That’s good because it shows you the way we’re able to run the football, but we have to be able to stop it on defense”. I would compare them to the 2013 Seattle Seahawks as well, but some of y’all get upset when I say Russell Wilson is replaceable.
Not only is that a non-traditional approach, but also it speaks to the poor condition Buffalo’s quarterback position. Manuel directed the only scoring a drive, hitting running back Bryce Brown with an 18-yard touchdown pass after escaping trouble in the pocket. At the moment, it’s trending in the direction of a Cassel-Taylor combination, with Manuel really lagging behind for the majority of training camp. I thought EJ probably had the best of the scrimmage, maybe. “You guys (media) want to?” Williams, reserve cornerback Merrill Noel, and defensive end B.J. Larsen all made their return to practice after having to sit out at least one session. On Tuesday, it was quite noticeable how much better he was than every cornerback he was up against.
Players were happy with the last two men to oversee the defense, Mike Pettine and Jim Schwartz, but Ryan seems to be taking things to a new level on that side of the ball.
Bills head coach Rex Ryan says it’s still early in the process for the coaching staff when it comes to deciding on a starting quarterback. The Bills also added receiver Percy Harvin, fullback Jerome Felton and guard Richie Incognito, and signed tight end Charles Clay to an offer sheet AFC East rival Miami declined to match.
Ryan was told it was a second-degree pull, and that could cost Holley a month.
In fairness to Ryan, that’s because reporters keep asking about his Jets days, which reporters only do because they understand Ryan always has a quotable answer at the ready (and thank goodness for that).
While exhibition games don’t count in the standings, Ryan did make it clear that there is value in trying to win, within the guidelines of common sense.
After a 9-7 finish and yet another season without football in January in New York, the Buffalo Bills decided it was time for a change.