Bills running back LeSean McCoy was asked again Tuesday about the support head coach Rex Ryan has from his players while there are reports he could be fired after the season.
McCoy reiterated that he has Ryan's back and that he feels coaches need to be given time. He highlighted the point by taking a shot at Chip Kelly, his former coach with the Eagles.
"I always felt that coaches, when you sign coaches, unless they do something crazy like trade their best player, other than that ..." McCoy trailed off, to a chorus of laughter. "No serious, I think that coaches, they deserve some years to kind of get their culture, get their players and kind of change things. I think it takes time. It’s hard, the next year or the year after that to flip it. I’m not a coach. I can only imagine how hard it is to control a group of guys to do what you want them to do. It’s a tough job. I think it takes time."
Kelly was the coach who made the "crazy" trade McCoy was referencing. Kelly took over personnel decisions in addition to coaching the Eagles after the 2015 season; McCoy was traded to Buffalo for linebacker Kiko Alonso two months later in a swap that looks more lopsided by the week.