Sources reported that Rex Ryan is going to take the head coaching position with the Bills, and the deal with the team is almost finished. Pay per head services are very interested to see how the Bills will do with Ryan leading the team, and many NFL fans also wonder if this move will help Buffalo.
It was reported that on Thursday and Saturday the Jets’ former head coach held interviews with Buffalo.
The Jets fired Ryan, 52-years-old, one day after they ended the season of 2014 havinga record of 4-12. The former coach had an overall record of 46-50 while he was working with the Jets for six seasons.
“We’re in the win business, and we’re not winning,” team owner Woody Johnson said then. “So, I thought this was something I had to do.”
For the fourth season in a row, New York could not reach the postseason, and in the time that he spent with the Jets, their former coach was 4-2. Also, in his time with the team, he did make it to the title game of the AFC.
For the Jets, it was a very difficult season. After they were able to win their season opener against the Raiders, they ended up losing eight straight games, and starting QB Geno Smith was eventually sent to the bench for a while as they were trying to return to winning ways. They eventually didn’t make it to contention for the playoffs and made the decision to make a change in coaching.
In 2014, Buffalo’s opening for the head coaching position took place late, when Doug Marrone, ex-head coach, made the decision to put his deal’s withdrawal clause to use.
Marrone -who was on his second year with the Bills – turned out to be the sixth coach that Buffalo had since the firing of Wade Phillips after the season of 2000, something that pay per head services still remember very well. His announcement came as a surprise after Buffalo’s season, where they went 9-7 and proved to be the first winning season that they had since 2004. But at 15 years, they had the longest active drought for the postseason, something that did not please the team’s fans.
The withdrawal clause that Marrone had in his contract was put to use after the team was bought in October by Terry and Kim Pegula.