Rex Ryan isn't hyping up the Buffalo Bills before their Week 11 Monday Night Football matchup against the New England Patriots. Instead, Ryan is praising the Patriots. On Tuesday, Ryan gushed about New England at his weekly press conference.
Ryan first praised Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. He called Belichick "the greatest coach of all time" when discussing his brother Rob Ryan being dismissed as Saints defensive coordinator. Rex said that if Belichick could get fired, anyone could get fired.
After praising Belichick, Ryan went on to praise the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady. Ryan referred to the Patriots as "arguably the best team in football right now" and noted that the team has "the best offense in the league, with the best quarterback." Ryan continued his praise of Brady by noting that the veteran quarterback hasn't declined.
"I’ll say this: I haven’t seen that. I’ve seen a gray hair in his head, so that’s it. You’re gonna go gray, pal," Ryan said. "But the thing about him is, where I don’t know what’s driving him -- he’s got all the rings, he’s got all this stuff -- but there’s something internal that drives that guy and he’s in phenomenal shape."
Although Ryan hasn't seen a decline in Brady's play he's hoping it happens soon. "I'm waiting for the wheels to come off," Ryan said.
It appears that Ryan is attempting to kill the Patriots with kindness leading up to their game in primetime. If the Bills pull off the upset on Monday Night Football, don't be surprised if Ryan gushes about every opponent left on their 2015 schedule.