Division rival Buffalo Bills have a new head coach, and it is one that Jets fans are all too familiar with. According to ESPN's breaking news czar Adam Shefter, the Bills are finalizing a deal to make Rex Ryan their new head coach.
Filed to ESPN: Bills putting finishing touches on deal that will make Rex Ryan their next HC, per sources. More on Sunday NFL Countdown.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2015
The Bills went 9-7 in 2014 in what was their first winning season since 1999. Rex Ryan will be taking over what was a very, very good defense with arguably the best defensive line in football in Buffalo with Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Jerry Hughes.
Ryan enters a situation very similar to the one he had in East Rutherford, where the Jets are a defense-first team with struggles under center. However, Buffalo does have some talent to work with in young offensive line pieces, a highly talented though injury prone RB duo with CJ Spiller and Fred Jackson, and the explosive Sammy Watkins out at WR. It will be interesting to see if Rex can figure out in Buffalo what he was never able to do here with the Jets, and that's find a franchise quarterback.
What are your thoughts on Rex Ryan taking over the Bills? Do you think he will have success? Are you looking forward to facing Rex Ryan twice a year for the foreseeable future? Leave your thoughts below.