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The best quotes from Rex Ryan's first day

Posted Jan 14, 2015

A collection of the best soundbites from Rex Ryan's first full day as head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

“Is this thing on? Because it’s getting ready to be on.”

“Lookie lookie, here comes Cookie.”

“I know it’s been 15 years since the Bills made the playoffs. Well get ready, man, we’re going. We are going.”

“We’re going to see how many teams match our work ethic.”

“We’re going to be as loyal to our fans as they are to us.”

“Are we going to do ground and pound? Yeah. You’re darn right we are. Are we going to throw it? Yeah, we got Sammy Watkins outside, why wouldn’t we throw it?”

“I know we’ll lead the league in defense. That’s just the way it goes.”

“I know the passion, it’s not just my passion, it’s everybody’s passion. We want to bring a championship to Buffalo.”

“As Terry likes to say, ‘we have one ego.’ And I go, ‘yes sir, that’s exactly right.’ When he hired me that ego got a little bigger.”

“I don’t care where you’re at. Put it up there because we’re not afraid of you. Alright?”

“Start preparing that we’re going to be playing games in January.”

“We’re going to build a bully and we’re going to see if you’re going to play us for sixty minutes.”

“We’re proud to represent Buffalo and we’re going to earn that respect that our fans give.”

“This fan base, the loyalty that they show … this football team deserves a loyal coach.”

“I don’t take myself too seriously, but what I do take seriously is the product that you’re going to see on the field. And we can’t wait to show it off in September.”

“I think the first step that we took as an organization is to bring Greg Roman in to be our offensive coordinator. Never seen a guy get criticized more than Greg Roman for going to three championship games. He’s an outstanding coach.”

“We’re not afraid of anybody and certainly not afraid of [the Patriots]. We respect them. Understand that I recognize the fact that they have won our division the last six years. But that doesn’t guarantee they’re going to win it next year. And it doesn’t mean that we can’t be the team on top.”

“This team is going to expect to win regardless of who we play.”

“Do I expect to be outstanding on defense? Of course. There’s no question.”

“We want to win and we don’t care what it looks like.”

“The Buffalo Bills are going to get a little bit more from me.”

“I demand a lot from my players, but what I tell them is what I believe to be the truth. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but I tell them what I believe to be the truth and I treat them with respect.”

“We’re going to pull this team all together. When you play the Buffalo Bills, you’re going to know that you’re play a team, not just the 53 guys, but the coaches. The entire organization is going to be pulling that rope in the same direction.”

“I did ask Kim Pegula, ‘Can I get a deal on Sabres season tickets?’ And she said, ‘No.’”

“We’re going to have in our arsenal the ability to do anything. As an opponent, you’ve got to prepare for everything because, if not, I’m going to find out what you’re not prepared for and I’ll attack you appropriately.”

“It’s still the Patriots that I want the most.”

“I’ll definitely deny that I lost my swagger.”

“We will not build our offensive game plans around our punter. I can tell you that. We hope we don’t major in punting. You’ll see.”

“I think running the football is important to us, especially when you come down to playing games and winning games in December and January, especially in the conditions that we’ll play in.”

“Will we fake a punt when leading by three with three minutes left to go in the game on a fourth and 13? Yes. The answer is yes we will.”

“We will not be pushed around. In fact, we’re going to be the bullies.”

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