Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Bills owner looks forward to 'winning future' with Rex

The Buffalo Bills won't be shaking things up in the front office and coaching staff after this season. At least not at the very top.

The team's owners, Terry and Kim Pegula, released a statement Wednesday backing coach Rex Ryan and general manager Doug Whaley despite a disappointing 2015 campaign.

Buffalo will miss the playoffs for the 16th straight season--something Ryan said wouldn't happen when taking on the gig in January.

“As our first full season as owners of the Buffalo Bills draws to a close, management, coaches, players and fans all feel that our expectations were not met,” said Terry Pegula.

“Kim, Russ [Brandon] and I look forward to working and collaborating with Doug Whaley and Rex Ryan in forming a winning future for the organization. Our management team and coaching staff are very capable and work well together. This stable foundation is necessary to achieve long term success in the NFL.”

Ryan hasn't done better than 8-8 in his last five seasons as a head coach. After two consecutive AFC Championship appearances with the New York Jets in 2009 and 2010, he went 8-8, 6-10, 8-8 and 4-12 before getting fired last winter. The Bills need to beat the Jets Sunday to go 8-8.

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