Rex Ryan in ‘full support’ of owners meeting with players behind his back
Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula reportedly met with players to get their opinions before offensive coordinator Greg Roman was fired, and Rex Ryan says he has no problem with that.
Despite not being present for the meetings, Ryan told reporters he feels it is a “real positive thing” for owners to have an open dialogue with players.
“In regard to the reports about how players were seeing ownership, that happens all the time,” Ryan said, per Jay Skurski of The Buffalo news. “I feel fortunate that our owners, I mean they talk to our players, they talk to everybody.
“I can tell you this: I’m in full support of our owners. And at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter, does it? They own the football team, they don’t have to get permission to talk to anybody, myself included, but I have no problem with it whatsoever. In fact, I think it’s a real positive thing for us.”
The way the report was worded made it seem like the Pegulas intentionally left Ryan in the dark while discussing Roman’s future with the team. That would be interesting when you consider the comments Ryan made after Roman was let go.
No matter how you look at it, Ryan is on the hot seat. With his team off to an 0-2 start after a disappointing season last year, it can’t be a good feeling knowing ownership is speaking to players about the coaching staff. Ryan knows he’ll be next if the Bills don’t start winning games.