Ryan says that Jerry Hughes is ruining practice
It didn’t take long for Jerry Hughes to make Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan happy. Ryan estimated that Hughes had five or six sacks before he had to pull him from practice to let the offense get some work in.
“This just in: I am really happy we signed Jerry Hughes back,” Ryan said Wednesday. “It’s rare that you have to pull a guy from practice because he’s ruining your practice. I had to pull him today.”
“If he keeps rushing the pass like he did today, yeah I’d say so,” Ryan said. “You can put him anywhere, too. He plays much bigger than his frame. He’s like 255 or something, but he plays much bigger. He can play as an end, play as an outside backer. He’s definitely a physical player, he’s a great athlete. Your great pass rushers have a feel for it. When to go inside, when to set up guys. He has that. He’s kind of like a starting pitcher with about four or five pitches, so he’s one of those nightmares to go up against.”
That’s great when you are facing a defense during the season but not as helpful when you are trying to figure out who is going to be your starting quarterback. But I think all Bills fans are glad he’s on our team. Ryan just has to make sure he’s not so much of a nightmare in practice that the offense can’t get work in.
“We’re happy that he’s on our team,” quarterback Matt Cassel said.