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Rex Ryan: 'I think Tyrod's had a lot of really good games'

On Monday, Rex Ryan sounded uncertain about his commitment to Tyrod Taylor as the Buffalo Bills' quarterback for next season.

On Wednesday, the Bills' coach was pulling back on that a bit, wanting to be clear that he is very much in Taylor's corner.

"I think Tyrod's had a lot of really good games for us," Ryan said. "And then, like our football team, maybe he's had some games that aren't quite to that level. But that's how I feel about him."

Ryan acknowledged that fans and media have placed a great deal of heat on Taylor for his mostly unimpressive showing all season and especially for his poor performance through the final three quarters of last Sunday's loss at Oakland.

"But, quite honestly, this is strictly about us getting ready for Pittsburgh and that's where it is," the coach said. "Everybody has a right to their opinions about not just Tyrod but any situation. We're in sports and that's the beauty of it, but again, this is strictly about Pittsburgh."

Nevertheless, Ryan remained supportive of Taylor.

"I can tell you this: I believe that Tyrod Taylor is an outstanding quarterback, has a chance to be an outstanding quarterback," he said before reiterating that the Bills are only focused on preparing to face the Steelers.

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