Rex Ryan snaps ‘Yes Sir’ wristband he gave to players due to penalties
The Buffalo Bills are the most-penalized team in the NFL, and while Rex Ryan appears to be pleased with his team's toughness, he's also not happy about the number of yellow flags they've drawn.
In wake of Buffalo's laundry issues, Ryan gave all of his players wristbands that read “Yes Sir.” The hope was to remind players to simply say “yes sir” to officials, but they didn't prove to be effective. The Bills were flagged seven times against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, most notably for offsides on the opening kickoff. The penalty negated a fumble recovery inside the 5-yard line.
Needless to say, Ryan was less than thrilled with the number of flags.
“I snapped it,” Ryan said of his wristband, via Mike Rodak of ESPN. “I’ve got to get a different one.”
A couple of Bills players shared a laugh about Ryan's since-broken wristband.
“I don’t know what to say about that,” linebacker Nigel Bradham said. “Yes sir. Got to go get him another one.”
The Bills will look to clean up their penalty issues next week against the Cincinnati Bengals. Whether Ryan will emphasize the “yes sir” narrative remains to be seen, but seven penalties is still too many for his liking. Fortunately, the Bills were able to overcome the flags and beat the Titans, 14-13 on Sunday.