Kristain Dyer, Yahoo:
It is well established that Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan has put his own foot in his mouth on several occasions, and there is (alleged) video evidence that he likes his wife's feet there, too. But for a man whose coaching record is more bark than bite, Ryan apparently likes doggy treats in there as well.
In an appearance on Thursday in support of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and their "Dog Biscuit Challenge," Ryan agreed to eat dog delicacies. So Ryan, who has frequently filtered food references into his press conference as well as talking about his lap-band surgery, ate a dog biscuit as part of the challenge.
There is never a dull moment at Bills' training camp with Rex Ryan near a microphone. The first year Buffalo head coach made no reference to his former New York Jets QB Michael Vick who served 23 months in federal prison for operating a dogfighting venture. The dog show continued when
Ryan fed one bone to the dog of Bills owner Terry Pegula, but the dog spit out the treat. Perhaps the pooch shouldn't have watched the cut-ups of the Bills offense last year before eating.
In the 2011 AFC Championship game between Rex Ryan's New York Jets and New England Patriots' WR Wes Welker was held out of the first offensive series. He was punished by Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick for making jokes and 11 foot fetish references concerning the Jets' Rex Ryan and his wife. This was deemed trash talking and unacceptable behavior per the New England head coach. For Rex, he saw the benching as a sign of respect from Belichick.
Section Eight - assessment of psychological unfitness or character traits deemed undesirable.
In last night's GOP presidential debate, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush denied calling Donald Trump a "clown." Bush said that Trump was "divisive, not a clown." I would call Buffalo Bills' head coach Rex Ryan "a clown, not divisive."
Rex doesn't appear to be very focused on the job at hand. Maybe Rex Ryan should get into politics. In the NFL, there are term limits.
Paul Murphy is a freelance writer from New Hampshire. .
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