One year ago today, on January 12, 2015, the Buffalo Bills officially announced that Rex Ryan had been hired as the team's new head coach. (It was not until January 14 that he stepped in front of a microphone for the first time in his new role.)
A lot has happened in that year. The Bills built up a lot of preseason hype, a lot of that due to Ryan's presence, and that drove record season ticket sales. Once the games started, the Bills did not prove to be overly different from the 2014 outfit that hovered near .500 all season; Ryan's Bills progressed on offense, regressed on defense, and came out essentially even from where they'd been when he inherited them, finishing 8-8 on the year.
Now, he's begun a critical offseason - not just for him, but for GM Doug Whaley, as well - by adding his twin brother, Rob Ryan, to his coaching staff as Assistant Head Coach/Defense. More moves are on the way, and Ryan will play a big role in free agency and draft decisions over the coming months.
For now, though, let's take the temperature of the fan base, and ask: how would you describe your approval (or lack thereof) of the totality of Ryan's first year on the job as Bills head coach?