If you thought “Pardon the Interruption” co-host Michael Wilbon Monday would address his comment last week that the New England Patriots would “wipe the floor” with the Buffalo Bills Sunday, you were sadly mistaken.
The Bills’ surprising 16-0 victory was addressed at the top of the popular ESPN program by Wilbon and co-host Tony Kornheiser.
Kornheiser called it “the weirdest result in the NFL” Sunday and added “I think at the end of the year this will be seen as the biggest upset all season.”
Then the conversation got even weirder.
In the beginning, Wilbon conceded that Bills Coach Rex Ryan deserved “a lot” of credit, which he took back at the end of the 90-second segment.
“I know it begins to sound like you may have anticipated it and some people may have anticipated it,” said Kornheiser to Wilbon. “I am not one of them. I am totally shocked.”
I was shocked that Kornheiser suggested Wilbon may have anticipated it when his comment last week was the total opposite of anticipating a Bills victory.
“Why?” asked Wilbon of Kornheiser being shocked. "The Patriots had no quarterback.”
“The Patriots didn’t have a quarterback for three games and won those games,” added Kornheiser.
Then the co-hosts started name-calling when discussing Bills Coach Rex Ryan.
“The coolest thing was the way Rex Ryan acted to type,” said Kornheiser. “He acted like a buffoon all week, making fun of (Pats Coach) Bill Belichick. Making fun of not having (suspended quarterback) Tom Brady and when he won he was not humble at all.”
When Kornheiser suggested near the end of the segment that they still would have to give Ryan credit, Wilbon would have none of it because Ryan fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman after Rex said on the MSG preseason program “Rex & Rob Reunited” that he would be the first to go if things didn’t work.
“When you say you’ll be the first guy out of here and you fire somebody, then you behaved like a bum,” said Wilbon. “You are a liar.”
Ah, Wilbon was ignoring the fact that the change in offensive coordinators seemed to have worked out so far, with the Bills winning the two games with Anthony Lynn in that role.
It would be understandable if Rex feels he can’t win with these guys even when he wins.