Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane were given funzo questionnaires for the Buffalo Bills' 2017 media guide.
Favorite movie, best concert attended, biggest pet peeve, last book read and so forth.
The Q&A's were conducted separately, but they produced a striking parallel. In response to "biggest obstacle overcome," they gave the same answer.
"Breaking into the NFL…
Jim Kelly is starting to get back into his normal routine. This week he's been able to play with the kids at his annual football camp, running and throwing the football around.
His journey back from cancer is going well. At his worst points, he prayed he would be able to feel the way he does now.
"I feel awesome," Kelly said. "I'm at playing weight. I'm at 230, which is …
While speaking with Rex Ryan and his family for my Buffalo News feature on him, I realized there really is no such thing as a bad Ryan quote.
Rex, twin brother Rob, big brother Jim and mother Doris provided so many anecdotes and insight that I couldn't nearly include all the material. Even the outtakes are worthwhile.
So I've packaged some of the best leftover quotes ...…
HENDERSON, Nev. -- Buddy Ryan and his twin sons are known around the NFL as brassy showmen.
Doris Ryan shouldn't take a backseat in that department. Buddy's ex-wife and the mother of Rex, Rob and Jim Ryan is a take-no-drivel dynamo.
Doris Ryan was Phi Kappa Phi as an undergrad at Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University), has a master's degree in education from th…
The Ryan family is loaded with extraordinary storytellers. Not all of their tales could fit into my magazine-length feature on the family that has shaped Rex Ryan into the person he is.
Here is one of the outtakes.
The Ryan boys' first Buffalo Bills game was a mixed bag that provided glorious memories.
It was Sept. 14, 1969.
At the time, Rex had zero idea he would grow…
HENDERSON, Nev. – Rex Ryan was a trampled man. His New York Jets were 2-8 entering last November’s game against the Buffalo Bills, the one that was moved to Detroit because Ralph Wilson Stadium was buried under a snowstorm.
An avalanche already had fallen on Ryan. He knew the Jets would fire him at the end of the season. Their micromanaging front office had squeezed eve…
He's a chip off the old block, and he'll have a chip on his shoulder.
Rex Ryan comes to the Buffalo Bills with the need to prove something.
That's how his old man used to roll, too. Buddy Ryan was fired as a head coach twice. The Philadelphia Eagles axed him after three straight playoff seasons.
"They made a big mistake in my case," Buddy Ryan said Tuesday from his home…
The Bills’ best defensive backs might as well have formed a musical trio and sung in harmony. All were in unison about what doomed them last week against the San Diego Chargers.
Corey Graham practically spat the words on the locker room floor. “Pick plays,” he said.
“They picked us,” Stephon Gilmore said, “and we didn’t adjust.”
Aaron Williams added the only way t…