That is why Bills owners Terry and Kim Pegula’s decision to fire Ryan on Tuesday is logical despite their earlier pleas for fans’ patience in building a winning product. Continuity among the coaching staff and front office, while desirable when there are encouraging signs of progress on the field, borders on madness when flaws are not fixed and weaknesses outnumber strengths — which is exactly the state in which Ryan has left his team.
In his 31 games as Bills coach, during which he posted a 15-16 record, Ryan won only two contests against teams that later made the playoffs: a 30-21 home victory over the Houston Texans in December 2015 and a 16-0 road win over the Jacoby Brissett-led New England Patriots in Week 4 of this season.
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“I think, just like I believe, players make the most mistakes in the game. Coaches make the second most. Officials make the fewest, so that’s how I feel,” he said Tuesday.
After Monday night’s game, Elliott told reporters that Robinson had been playing dirty the entire game.
“He was being dirty all game,” Elliott said. “I think he was a little salty from that Sugar Bowl win we got against him in New Orleans two years ago. It’s whatever. Let him do what he wants to do.”
Ohio State beat Alabama 42-35 in the national semifinals on the way to the Buckeyes’ national championship that season.
Robinson, who started Monday night’s game, had four tackles and a tackle for loss. Elliott had 12 carries for 80 yards and two touchdowns along with one reception for 12 yards.