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Rex Ryan Talks Incognito, McCown and Patriots at NFL Scouting Combine

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

If there was one thing to take away from Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan’s time addressing the media at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday, it was that he’s seemingly quite excited for the start of baseball season. After filibustering about the game on the diamond to start his press conference, Rex Ryan continued to make baseball references—largely in regards to questions about players who are currently members of other NFL teams—throughout his 15 minutes at the podium.

“My first year [as head coach of the New York Jets] I would have done this and I would have swung at that pitch,” Ryan said while lining up to imitate a baseball stance, “and probably been fined for tampering or something like that,” in response to a question about New England Patriots and former Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis, who could potentially become a free agent this offseason if released by New England. “There’s no way I’m going to talk about somebody else’s player, so I refuse to do that.”

Ryan also made references about not swinging at pitches again when he was asked about New York Jets running back and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez, another former Jet.

In more noteworthy business, Ryan did address a number of other topics, including the recent signing of Richie Incognito, the visit earlier this week by free-agent quarterback Josh McCown and the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory.

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Richie Incognito to Sign with Buffalo Bills

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
After a year out of the NFL, Richie Incognito is set to join the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Winslow Townson — USA Today Sports)

After a year out of the NFL, Richie Incognito is set to join the Buffalo Bills. (Photo: Winslow Townson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The start of free agency is more than a month away, but the Buffalo Bills have already made a move to address one of their biggest needs. The Buffalo Bills have reached an agreement in principle to sign veteran guard Richie Incognito, who is best known for his role in the Miami Dolphins’ 2013 bullying scandal.

The news of Incognito visiting the Bills for a physical was first reported by James Walker of ESPN.com on Friday. Tim Graham of The Buffalo News was the first to report that Incognito would sign with Buffalo.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Six New Assistant Coaches, Retain Four Others

Monday, January 26th, 2015
Anthony Lynn is one of 13 coaches on the Buffalo Bills' new staff who was with the New York Jets in 2014. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

Anthony Lynn is one of 13 coaches on the Buffalo Bills’ new staff who was with the New York Jets in 2014. (Photo: Andrew Weber — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

New Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan continued filling out his coaching staff for the 2015 season Monday, as the Bills officially hired six new assistants while they also retained four coaches from Doug Marrone’s 2014 staff.

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Buffalo Bills Hire Dennis Thurman as Defensive Coordinator, Seven More Assistant Coaches from New York Jets

Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan's defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

Dennis Thurman will continue to serve as Rex Ryan’s defensive coordinator next season. (Photo: Howard Smith — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Having announced the hirings of Rex Ryan as head coach and Greg Roman as offensive coordinator earlier this week, the Buffalo Bills continued filling out their new coaching staff Thursday, when they announced the hiring of Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator and seven other men to other assistant coaching roles.

All eight additions to the staff come from the New York Jets, where they worked for Ryan last season.

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Highlights from Rex Ryan’s First Buffalo Bills Press Conference

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Rex Ryan was officially introduced as the Buffalo Bills’ 18th head coach in franchise history Wednesday and as expected, the team’s new leader was candid and charismatic like he was during his six-year tenure with the New York Jets.

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