Rex Ryan Never Backed Up His Own Expectations in Buffalo

Alyssa BaileyDec 28, 2016

For Ryan, it's another failed shot at being a head coach and it's likely he'll either need to hit the broadcast booth or resume his life as a defensive coordinator if he wants to be employed in 2017.

It only took the Buffalo Bills less than two years to find out that Rex Ryan wasn't the head coach they were looking for.

Ryan posted a 15-16 record in his 31 games as the Bills head coach.

The team announced in a subsequent tweet that Rex's twin brother, assistant head coach Rob Ryan, has also been let go. The New York Jets relieved him of his duties after Week 17 of the 2014 season.

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In a statement released by the Bills, team owner Terry Pegula said, "I spoke with Rex earlier today and we mutually agreed that the time to part ways is now".

Well, it doesn't specifically, but any and all head coach movement should be worth noting at the very least.

Ryan was 15-16 in his almost two seasons at the helm. Even with a victory in their season finale, they would only finish with a 8-8 record.

For more on the change in Buffalo, head over the Buffalo Rumblings.

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The news of Ryan's departure comes in the wake of weeks of speculation that he was on the proverbial hot seat in Buffalo.

Rex Ryan came to Buffalo saying this would be his last job after six seasons with the Jets. It's just that the Bills should realize that their expectations probably need to be lowered and reflect on why they haven't won 10 games during this century. He was promoted to offensive coordinator two games into this season when the Bills fired Greg Roman, and the team played better from there. Taylor signed a five-year, $90 million extension back in August, but that deal essentially broke down to a year-by-year commitment.

Ryan's time in Buffalo wasn't bad by any stretch of the imagination. The Bills will sit QB Tyrod Taylor this week and E.J. Manuel will get the start and while Manuel has seen little action the former first round pick has not looked impressive in his previous action. The loss extended the NFL's longest active playoff drought to 17 seasons.

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