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Rex Ryan takes a shot at 'Mr. Big Stuff' Marcell Dareus

Rex Ryan simply couldn't help himself.

When the topic of the Buffalo Bills trading defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars came up during ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown, Ryan, in his first year on the studio show, had an irresistible opportunity to slam his underachieving defensive tackle.

And he grabbed it with typical Rex-like zeal.

After all, Ryan never has accepted and never will take full blame for the Bills' fall from fourth overall in defense in 2014 to 19th during his two seasons as the team's coach.

So, in explaining why the Jaguars wanted Dareus, Ryan noted that "statistically, they're dead-last in run defense. So Marcell Dareus comes in, he's this big body that can plug the run. Now, I will say this: His nickname is Mr. Big Stuff. For two years that I had him? The only thing I saw him stuff were his pockets."


Ryan did add that Dareus had 10 sacks in 2014 while playing for former Bills coach Doug Marrone, who now leads the Jaguars. And, in an attempt to perhaps soften his criticism of Dareus, Ryan called him "the missing piece that they really need to solidify that defense."

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