The Buffalo Bills and head coach Rex Ryan began their season on a very low note on Sunday with a dismal offensive performance in a 13-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Bills managed just 10 first downs and got flagged eight times for 89 yards.
Questioning of Ryan’s aptitude as a head coach will commence once again. And judging from an impassioned speech he delivered during the offseason that was included in the Bills-produced documentary Rex and Rob Reunited thatfirst aired on Saturday, the doubting is really going to tick him off. Here’s a sampling of Ryan’s remarks via ESPN’s Mike Rodak:
"I’m going to show you how f—— great I am."
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"It ain’t about being No. 1 in defense, No. 1 in offense, whatever. No, it’s about us in this room, holding this damn trophy saying we won the whole motherf—–. That’s where I’m at. Don’t be afraid of it. I don’t give a s— who knows it. Here we are. Here the f— we are. That’s who the f— I am."
"The best revenge is massive success."
"I’m going to tell you we’re the f—— best because I believe it. Let me f—— say it. And if it doesn’t work, I’ll be the first motherf—– that goes. And everyone one of you, I f—— know you’ve got my back. All I want is every f—— thing you got. I’ll take every f—— bullet known to man."
"But this is our f—— team. And anything said about anyone in this f—— room, we should take personally. You win with guys that are [close]. Nobody comes between us. It ain’t a question about how much we’re going to win. We’re going to win. Do we have work to do? You’re goddamn right we got a s—load of work to do to get there. But aren’t we the guys for the f—— job?"
As Ryan proved during the Jets’ 2010 appearance on HBO’s Hard Knocks, he’s always good for a quote and a motivational speech. Now, the Bills have the Jets coming to town Thursday night after their own bitter loss to the Bengals in their opener.