Rex On The Hot Seat!!
Going into Week 16, the Buffalo Bills have a small chance of making the playoffs. Although not mathematically eliminated, it hasn’t stopped the rumors swirling about the future of the Head Coach Rex Ryan. Ownership hasn’t come out and said one way or another but players have voiced their opinions on the rumors:
Q: With all these questions about Rex’s future, do you hope ownership will maybe take your opinion into account when it comes to major decisions of that magnitude?
A: Really when it comes down to that, I have no result. I really don’t think my opinion matters that much. Like I said last time, shoot, we’re all on the chopping block. Nobody’s job is safe. We just go out there doing the best we can and we’re going to continue to do that.
Q: The owners seem to talk to the players a lot here at the end of the year. Are you hoping that before there is any decision made on the coaching and the coaching staff that maybe you’re a part of a voice that maybe could be heard?
A: I think that the first thing, is just the task at hand. Just going out here and getting this win Sunday and the next week after that. I think that the big stuff will happen as far as what we are going to do. The hardest part of this game is the unknown. Not knowing what will happen. The only thing that you can control is just to win games. But just knowing the type of staff that we have here and the ownership, I’m sure that they’ll look for advice, but at the end of the day they have the last opinion. That’s what really matters.
Q: The ownership has seemed to lean on the opinions of some of the players throughout the year. I know that the players talk a lot about how they’ve talked to the Pegula’s throughout the year. No matter how the coaching thing ends up at the end of the season, do you hope that the voices are heard from the players again?
A: Absolutely. We have a head coach that stands by his players, as well as a locker room that stands by the head coach, and hopefully the voices are definitely heard. Ultimately that’s not my decision. Like you said that comes from a decision that’s higher than us. But guys love playing for Rex (Ryan). He’s done a good job in the time that he’s been here. We just haven’t finished games, as players, the way we wanted to. I mean, we’ve got to deal with whatever comes but like I said, guys love playing for Rex. I love playing for Rex and love having him here.