Buffalo Bills fire Rex Ryan before season finale
We saw this coming. Rex Ryan was fired this morning in Buffalo, along with brother and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Saturday’s loss against the Dolphins ended up being the nail in the coffin for Rex, where not only did the Bills lose in overtime, but too many mistakes cost his team and the Ryans in the end.
Rex Ryan speaks to the media after Dolphins loss
Anthony Lynn, the offensive coordinator for Buffalo, will lead the team into their game against Rex’s other former team, the Jets. Ryan leaves the Bills with a 15-16 record in two years at the helm, and an unclear coaching future after another very short stint as a head coach.
Twitter quickly reacted to Rex Ryan’s firing Tuesday:
And I'll continue to say this—Rex Ryan is the most overrated coach in the NFL.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) December 27, 2016
Classy move by the Bills to let Rex Ryan go while he can still get a cabinet position.
— SportsPickle (@sportspickle) December 27, 2016
January 11, 2015: Rex Ryan signs a 5 year, $27.5M contract to become Bills Head Coach
December 27, 2016: Fired
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) December 27, 2016
Doug Marrone: 15-17 with EJ Manuel, Kyle Orton and Fred Jackson
Rex Ryan: 15-16 with Tyrod Taylor and Shady McCoy
— Joe Caporoso (@TurnOnTheJets) December 27, 2016
Anthony Lynn is expected to be a lead candidate for the head coaching role, however Buffalo will join the Jaguars and Rams in the coaching search. Former Giants coach Tom Coughlin suddenly will get some interest in Buffalo as well, along with Detroit’s offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter and Oakland’s Bill Musgrave.