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Time has softened Rex Ryan’s stance on the Buffalo Bills. Back at the Super Bowl, fresh off being fired after less than two full seasons as the Bills’ coach, Ryan told the New York Daily News he “stripped that damn truck the day I got fired,” referring to his famous pickup, adding “(expletive) you” for good measure. It was clear then that the pain of being fired for …

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A stalk of celery dipped into malaise is what 2017 Buffalo sports tasted like. The year was dominated by upheaval for the Bills and Sabres, with the biggest stories involving people being fired or traded. Record playoff slumps persist. The Bandits were terrible. The Bisons finished 21 games out of first place. None of the Big Four basketball programs made the NCAA To…

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Former Bills coach Rex Ryan is usually good for at least one gem on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. With the Bills about to face the Patriots, Ryan rolled out: "Every person in the country is rooting for the Bills today outside of New England." Ryan and the production crew also had a little fun with the controversial no-catch ruling against the Steelers in their loss to…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The loss of Mike Gillislee hasn't hurt the Buffalo Bills nearly as much as fans expected. Yes, he likely would have offered an upgrade over Mike Tolbert when giving LeSean McCoy breathers throughout the season. But much of the fear emanated from the thought of Gillislee joining the New England Patriots and helping the Evil Empire continue to thriv…

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Since leaving the Buffalo Bills, cornerback Stephon Gilmore has roused the rabble with comments about how much he enjoys the way his new team operates. In praising the New England Patriots for the traits that have made them a dynasty or at the very least relevant, Bills fans have taken Gilmore's words as insults toward them. To wit, he tweeted: "M…

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We love Rex Ryan stories, and so here's another that doesn't even involve the Bills. It involves his job with the New York Jets before he even came to Buffalo. Ryan was among the many in the last few days to criticize the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning in exchange for Geno Smith, who was drafted by the Jets in the second round in 2013. Ryan said this to the Ne…

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Jonesing for yet another reason to hate the New England Patriots? The worst day of a Patriot's life probably ranks among the more rewarding experiences of his career. That's right. Even when a Patriot gets fired, there's a chance he'll look back upon the moment gratefully. For about as long as the Buffalo Bills have failed to reach the playoffs, we've been inundat…

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When former Buffalo Bills coach and current ESPN analyst Rex Ryan was asked Wednesday for his thoughts on the New York Giants benching quarterback Eli Manning, Ryan responded that it felt similar to the end of last season, when he was "told" to bench quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Ryan, in an appearance on ESPN's "Golic and Wingo," said that he refused to bench Taylor for th…

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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…

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Trust the process, they said. This time will be different, they said. I'm not ready to say Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott and General Manager Brandon Beane aren't advancing the cause, but they've fielded a team that's performing as woefully as any of the franchise's previous incarnations. Forget the .500 record. Buffalo over the past three games has been poor …

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There was a lot of conversation on ESPN NFL Sunday Countdown about the Bills' decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman in advance of Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Chargers. Former Bills coach Rex Ryan was among those who weighed in and said he did not understand why the switch was made, and why now. https://twitter.com/espn/status/93226988…

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Anthony Lynn never bought into the hype. While the idea was pushed that the former interim coach of the Buffalo Bills was a “virtual lock” to get the permanent job at the end of the 2016 season, Lynn said this week that thought never crossed his mind. “At the end of the season, you're interviewing for jobs,” he said this week. “You're talking with your agent. You loo…

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Former Bills coach Rex Ryan has transitioned to a job as an analyst for ESPN and says if he's done with coaching then "so be it." But like most former coaches, Ryan isn't closing the door on the possibility of walking the sideline again. "You have to be open to any possibility," Ryan told NFL.com. "It's got to be the right situation, because I'm happy where I'm at. B…

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Hello, my name is Tim G., and I'm a Process-aholic. It has been almost 18 years since I last saw a Bills playoff game, but now I can see my way out of this dark tunnel. Maybe the Bills won't return to the postseason this January, but for the first time since thinking 2002 fourth overall draft choice Mike Williams would be a foundation block, I have serenity. Grant…

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ATLANTA – A half dozen members of the Buffalo Bills continued their silent protest during the national anthem Sunday before the game against the Falcons. Running back Mike Tolbert, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Kaelin Clay, running back Taiwan Jones and defensive tackles Cedric Thornton and Jerel Worthy knelt while the song was played. They were joined by te…