With the Buffalo Bills clinging to the slimmest of playoff hopes, which are more mathematical in nature than they are probable, reports have swirled that head coach Rex Ryan is on his way out the door. WGR’s Sal Capaccio begs to differ, however.
Only 10 minutes after reports of Gus Bradley’s firing in Jacksonville surfaced, Capaccio tweeted that three separate trusted sources told him that no decision has been made on the embattled head coach as of yet.
I spoke to three separate sources today that I trust implicitly and all told me the same thing: No decision has been made yet on Rex Ryan.— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) December 18, 2016
This report stands in direct contradiction to one earlier today from Adam Schefter, who said that the Bills have already decided to move on from Ryan at the end of the season, and that Ryan himself knows this to be true. In Schefter’s scenario, Doug Whaley would remain as the GM to conduct another coaching search.
Ryan, for his part, handled the questions fairly gracefully during his post game press conference. ESPN’s Mike Rodak tweeted that Ryan said he would love a vote of confidence from ownership, but that it’s not a necessity. Ryan also said that Schefter’s report that Ryan himself knows his fate is “false.” Ryan said he would focus on having the team ready to play against the Miami Dolphins this Saturday in Buffalo’s last home game of 2016.