Rex Ryan press conference: ‘We will not be pushed around; we will build a bully’
You knew that Rex Ryan would be brash during his first news conference as the new Buffalo Bills’ head coach. Isn’t that what most fans had hoped from at least one of the last seven pushover head coaches? Ryan predicted the end of the Bills’ postseason drought and that they will no longer be pushed around. The Buffalo Bills “build a bully” that opposing teams won’t want to face.
The Bills introduced Ryan on Wednesday, two days after hiring the former New York Jets coach.
After tapping the microphone and asking “Is this thing on? Because it’s getting ready to be on,” Ryan exuded confidence and enthusiasm while talking about his plans for the Bills.
A few good Ryan quotes:
“I’m not going to let our fans down,” he said. “I’m not going to do that. I know it’s been 15 years [since Buffalo reached the playoffs]. Well, get ready. We’re going.”
“I can’t tell you how proud I am to be the head coach of the Buffalo Bills.”
“We are going to build a bully and we’re gonna see if you want to play it for 60 minutes,” he said.
“Fourth in the league was probably a little disappointing,” he said. “I know we’ll lead the league in defense.”
“Are we going to do ‘ground and pound?’ Yes. Going to throw it? Got Sammy Watkins outside, why wouldn’t you?”
And finally, taking a dig at Marrone, Ryan said he’d be “a loyal coach.”
Pegula on Ryan: “This guy tells his realtor, ‘Where does the most snow fall in Buffalo? That’s where I want to live.'”
Want more Rex press conference quotes? Read today’s Buffalo News article on Rex Ryan.