Rex Ryan Meets with Media at NFL Combine

Rex Ryan met with the media at the NFL Combine on Wednesday. Here are some highlights of what the Buffalo Bills head coach had to say about the Patriots, Richie Incognito, EJ Manuel and more.

Rex Ryan appeared at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday and spoke to the media. Topics included E.J. Manuel, Richie Incognito, the Patriots winning the Super Bowl, and certain players in free agency. Here’s a look at what the head coach of the Buffalo Bills had to say.

On the Patriots winning the Super Bowl

“It was terrible. Next question…. No, it was a great game.”

Signing Richie Incognito

"First thing, I played against Richie Incognito i know he's an outstanding player. If he wasn't an outstanding player, is there any way I'd talk with him? No. I get all the questions about him, I understand where they are coming from. I recognize there are a bunch of people in our population that won't give him a second chance. But I know the majority of the people in our community is taking a wait and see approach, and I think Richie would want it that way."

Ryan handled this question well. Incognito has been out of the league for over one season. While Incognito has quite the track record, he deserves a chance to move on from what happened in Miami.

EJ Manuel

“I’m excited about EJ Manuel. I think he’s a young man who has potential.”

This isn’t exactly a ringing endorsement for Manuel. Ryan also admitted that finding a quarterback is a priority, but it’s easier said than done.

Stephon Gilmore

“They don’t throw at him. There’s a reason for it.”

Gilmore had a fantastic 2014 season, especially in his last three weeks against the Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders. Over that three game stretch, Gilmore allowed four receptions on 16 targets for 31 yards. Gilmore had one interception over that stretch. Not bad considering he went against two future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers as well as Derek Carr, an impressive rookie.

Mark Sanchez

“He’s on somebody else’s team, I think.”

Ryan wanted to avoid any tampering so he refused to comment on Sanchez, Darrelle Revis and Chris Johnson when questions arose. That was certainly smart on Ryan’s part.

All in all, Ryan was his normal jovial self with the media. He may not have said anything groundbreaking, but he answered every question thrown his way, minus ones that involved tampering.


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