ESPN NFL analyst Rex Ryan apparently has better things to do than watch his former teams face off this Sunday.
The New York Jets open the season on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The entirety of New York state will be invested. However, one person who has ties to both organizations will not be watching the game on Sunday.
Rex Ryan, who is now an NFL analyst for ESPN, coached the Jets from 2009 to 2014. He was with the Bills from 2015 through last season. Clearly the guys loves football. However, don’t expect him to watch Gang Green take on the Bills on Sunday.
“Hell, no, I’m not going to watch that game,” he told Rich Cimini of ESPN. “There’s a lot better games than that one.”
The former coach said that the Jets have a “bare bones” roster and he isn’t a fan of Christian Hackenberg.
“They have to get a quarterback,” he said. “That kid from Penn State, we all know that’s not the answer.”
The Jets were 4-12 in Ryan’s last season with them. The Vegas over-under for Gang Green this season is four wins. However, Ryan thinks the Jets will get more than four wins but no more than six.
“Oh, hell, I’ll take the over on that. Let’s face it, I had a roster that people were trying to lose with and we won four games [in 2014],” he said. “There’s no way this roster is that bad. Remember, we had no corners, we had nothing. You’re able to stumble into four wins. I think this team will be better than that.”
As for the Bills, the ESPN analyst thinks that they are making a mistake with all the trades they have made recently. So who does Ryan think will win on Sunday? Hi picked the Bills “by default” because he doesn’t think the Jets can score at all.
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So Rex isn’t watching his two former teams play on Sunday. I don’t think anyone from the Jets or Bills will be watching him on ESPN, so I guess they’re even.