In life, some people go through their profession with an air of humility and they let the job they do speak for itself. The way he speaks through the media, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan certainly does not subscribe to that theory.
Ryan, who admittedly had a down season as a defensive coach in 2015 with the Bills, has always pointed to his track record over his first 15 years in the league. He has vowed to get the Bills back on track defensively by implementing his full defensive system this season, and, by bringing in someone he's known his entire life.
For the first time since they entered the NFL coaching ranks, Rex Ryan and his brother Rob will be on the same coaching staff. Rob was appointed as the assistant head coach/defense in the offseason, after having been let go by the New Orleans Saints in the middle of 2015.
He's happy to have his brother because he believes strongly in Rob, and in an interview with The MMQB, Rex made his thoughts known to what he believes Bills fans should feel about it, too:
"I brought in a real football coach. Not a 9-to-5er, a real football coach whose life and passion is the NFL," Rex Ryan started. "The name Ryan means something. If you are a fan of the Buffalo Bills, thank your lucky stars he is here, and myself. To me, that’s what we added to this team. When we talk about “all in,” we’re going to do everything we can in our power to help our players succeed. And that’s why we made some of the changes that we made."
The Ryan brothers, along with the rest of the coaching staff in Buffalo, will conduct the second week of Organized Team Activities starting on Tuesday.