KANSAS CITY – Sean McDermott has taken an avalanche of criticism for his decision to bench quarterback Tyrod Taylor in Week 11 for rookie Nathan Peterman.
That decision backfired in incredible fashion, with Peterman throwing five interceptions in the first half of a blowout loss.
Among those criticizing the decision Sunday was the man McDermott replaced as coach, Rex Ryan.
"I have no idea what the hell I’m doing with this situation. That’s what he’s saying," Ryan, now an analyst for ESPN, said on the network's Sunday Countdown. "I think I can speak for the entire Buffalo Bills community. Every fan regrets that dang decision that you made as a head coach, because you don’t know about Tyrod Taylor."
Ryan, who was fired before the Bills' 2016 season finale against the Jets, continued: "He’s thrown the least amount of interceptions in the history of the National Football League when throwing for over 1,000 passes. By the way, the guy you put in, he’d be at the top. He’d throw the most, coach. So you might not regret that decision, but everybody else does that understands it. Huge mistake. I don’t know what the hell you’re doing.
"But at least I will say this, ok, you’ve made a huge mistake by playing the other kid, who clearly wasn’t ready for prime time. Now you’re going to go back to Tyrod Taylor. At least that gives you a chance to win, gives you the best opportunity to win. Everybody knows you screwed up that decision."
Check out the video below of Ryan's complete comments.