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Rex Ryan stays in the AFC East, to coach the Buffalo Bills

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Rex stays in the AFC East, moves upstate to coach the Bills.

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The Buffalo Bills, who were late to join the coaching search, end up striking first, landing Rex Ryan on a 5-year, $25.75 million dollar contract. There were reports that Ryan was interested in the Falcons job, for family and personal reasons, but he was never brought back for a second interview. Ryan will stay in New York and in the AFC East, which will help the media and TV ratings immensely on his trip back to the Meadowlands. Of course, this also affects the Dolphins, who still have to continue to deal with Ryan’s sideline antics twice a year.

Ryan is supposedly set to bring in Greg Roman, the offensive coordinator for the 49ers, to fill the same position for the Bills. While defensive-minded Ryan seems to be a great fit to work with DC Jim Schwartz and a very talented Buffalo defense, Roman seems to be more of a wild-card and is drawing mixed reviews from critics. Roman and Ryan have a friendship stemming back to 2006, when they both worked as assistant coaches for Baltimore. However, Roman has drawn some tough criticism for getting alot of the blame for the 49ers regressive offense this year, especially involving QB Colin Kaepernick. Roman may have his hands full with EJ Manuel, unless Buffalo addresses the QB position in the offseason. Remember, Buffalo does NOT have a 2015 first-round pick, after trading it away last year to land receiver Sammy Watkins.

How this turns out will be anyone’s guess… but for the Miami Dolphins, they simply can’t seem to stay away from Rex Ryan.