Rex Ryan: 'This season means a hell of a lot to us'


Buddy Ryan won't get to see his sons Rex and Rob attempt to lay waste the the rest of the AFC East in 2016. After the legendary defensive coach passed away, Rex admitted this season means a lot for the Buffalo Bills and his own family's legacy.

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"This season means a hell of a lot to us. Our name, our legacy, means a hell of a lot," Rex told The MMQB's Jenny Vrentas. "Our dad is recognized as being one of the great defensive coaches, probably arguably the best, in the history of the game. You can't say he's not in the top five, certainly. And we've been pretty successful through the years ourselves, but nothing like we want to be. We have won five Super Bowls as a family, but we want to win our sixth at some point. And I want to win it as a head coach, because that has never been done in our family.

"Obviously, it's not like these teams are going to roll down for us. We have to earn everything we get, and we're a long-ass way away from it. It's going to take a ton of work. But I really like my team."

Around The NFL's Conor Orr did a fantastic job of detailing the importance Buddy Ryan played in the history of the NFL. Most well-known for the '85 Bears, Buddy's influence extended well beyond one team.

That influence lives on today with his sons. With Rex sitting squarely on the hot seat entering 2016, the Ryan twins will team up for what could be their last stand in Buffalo with much on the line.