August 25, 2012 Sheeraz Ahmad

Rex Ryan hired to coach the Bills

A news conference introducing Ryan will take place Wednesday at a time Wholesale NHL Jerseys | Cheap Hockey Sports Apparel to be determined later as the Bills do not want it to conflict with the Sabres jersey retirement ceremony of Dominik Hasek on Tuesday evening.

Bills owner Terry Pegula said, an extensive search, we are pleased today to announce that Rex Ryan is our new head coach. Rex brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the position that we feel will be a tremendous benefit to our players and the entire Bills organization.

was very impressive during the interview process, as were many of the candidates to which we spoke, and we feel Rex is the best fit for our team. We look cheap nfl throwback jerseys forward to his leadership and expertise in directing our team to the playoffs and bringing a championship to Buffalo for our fans.

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On Sunday morning, less than 24 hours after his second interview with the team, the Bills and Ryan agreed in principle on a reported five year contract worth $27.5 million, an average of $5.5 million per year, The Buffalo News confirmed.

Ryan becomes the 18th coach in franchise history, replacing Doug Marrone, who, after two seasons, exercised an option on New Year Eve to vacate his contract.

Bills President Russ Brandon and General Manager Doug Whaley were most of Saturday night trying to get a deal with Ryan completed at the Boca Raton, Fla., residence of team owners Terry and Kim Pegula, who also met with Ryan on Thursday and Saturday. Brandon and Whaley were grinding on myriad finishing touches Sunday afternoon, cheap football throwback jerseys a team source said.

Ryan coached the Jets from 2009 to 2014, posting a 46 50 record, and was fired after last year 4 12 finish that included two lopsided losses to the Bills. He led the Jets to back to back AFC title game appearances in 2009 10.

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Ryan, 52, had also interviewed for head coaching openings with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. According to the New York Daily News, Ryan coveted the Falcons job the most and saw the 49ers as his No. 2 choice. The newspaper reported that Ryan, who had a five hour interview with the Falcons last Tuesday, would have skipped his interview with Buffalo on Thursday had the Falcons called to arrange a second interview.

But the call never came, and Ryan, the newspaper said, didn want to put himself through the same disappointment he felt seven years ago when he thought he had the Atlanta job but lost out to Mike Smith. Additionally, Ryan was impressed with his initial meeting with the Bills.