Buffalo Bills brass is reportedly undermining Rex Ryan’s authority, this after meeting with players to discuss team matters without Ryan’s knowledge.
Isn’t that kind of a bad look for the franchise?
“Yes, but they’re the owners, and they write the checks. They can do whatever they want,” former NFL offensive lineman Tony Boselli said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “I don’t recommend it. I think it’s okay if owners meet with the players. That’s their prerogative. It’s their organization. But I think they should let the coach know they’re doing it. I don’t think the coach has a right to be there. He can like it or not, but the bottom line is, that’s your boss. If you’re Rex Ryan, your boss are the owners of the Buffalo Bills. The only problem I would have if I was a coach is they did it without communicating to me. I don’t think that’s good protocol. But if it’s communicated properly, they have every right to do it. Knock yourself out.”
The Bills (0-2) have had a pretty rough start to the season. They lost at Baltimore 13-7 in Week 1 and lost at home to the Jets, 37-31, four days later.
“I don’t think they’re very good,” Boselli said. “I’m not sold on Tyrod Taylor as a franchise quarterback. I, by the way, think Greg Roman is a good offensive coordinator. He didn’t forget how to coach overnight. They were the No. 1 rushing team in the NFL last year. I think he’s a little bit of a scapegoat. But Sammy Watkins is banged up. They’re running a running-game scheme that I don’t think is a perfect fit for LeSean McCoy. I think he’s more of a space guy and they’re more of a power running team. They don’t have a lot of weapons besides Sammy Watkins. And defensively, I don’t think they’re sound all the time.”
The game against New York was particularly telling. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 374 yards, Matt Forte rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns, and Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall both had six catches and finished with 100+ yards.
The Bills took away absolutely nothing.
“At some point, if you’re Rex Ryan and you’re the defensive staff, you got to stop putting Ronald Darby out there in press-man coverage with no safety-over-the-top help on Brandon Marshall,” Boselli said. “It’s not working. How many times are you going to play zero coverage and blitz and get beat? I just think the aggressiveness and some of the concepts put their players in bad positions.”
Buffalo hosts Arizona (1-1) this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.