Rex Ryan didn’t want to talk about the fight between the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots in their game earlier this season.
However, the Buffalo Bills head coach could not help himself, he had to make a comment. He thought that Patriots third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett committed an offense.
“It’s no big deal. It’s kind of an unwritten thing in the NFL,” Ryan said to the media via ESPN’s Mike Rodak. So whatever happens, it’s no big deal. Focus is on just playing the game.”
He was asked to clarify and, of course, Ryan obliged.
“I mean, you got your spot on the field where you’re supposed to be, and that’s just the way it is,” Ryan said to the media. “It’s always been that way for the 20 years I’ve been in the league and much longer than that.
“But trust me, it’s no big deal. I’ve never thought one second of it. It’s about the game, and that’s all that matters.”
During warmups, the last time the teams played, Brissett and wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell jogged up the Bills’ sideline. Saftey Robert Blanton didn’t appreciate that and shoved Brissett, sparking a shoving match.
No Patriots were fined for that incident, but three Bills players did have to literally pay for the altercation.