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Ex-Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan will be picky about return to NFL

By The Sports Xchange
Ex-Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan will be picky about return to NFL
Former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets coach Rex Ryan told the New York Daily News on Tuesday that he won't accept a position as a defensive coordinator and would only consider another head coaching job. File Photo by Matthew Healey/ UPI | License Photo

Don't expect to see Rex Ryan crawling back to the NFL for any old job.

The former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets coach told the New York Daily News on Tuesday that he won't accept a position as a defensive coordinator and would only consider another head coaching job.

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Ryan joined ESPN on Monday as an analyst for its Super Bowl LI coverage.

"The one thing about (being on TV) is that you don't lose," Ryan told the newspaper. "You'll remember every (expletive) loss. But the wins? You don't necessarily remember. So, it takes a lot out of you. I'm tired of getting (expletive). Unless it's a real situation, there's no sense of getting into it again."

Ryan has done more losing than winning as a coach, going 61-66 in his eight seasons between the Jets and Bills. Ryan went 15-16 in two seasons with the Bills, including a 7-8 mark in 2016.

Buffalo failed to make the postseason for the 17th consecutive season, and the Bills fired Ryan on Dec. 27. Ryan insisted he isn't bitter about his dismissal.

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"I'm really not that bitter and maybe that $15 million is one of the reasons," Ryan told the Daily News. "I'm not bitter, man. ... Yeah, I'm hurt. I was hurt by it. There's no question. But bitter ain't how I feel."

Ryan was 46-50 in six seasons with the Jets, but led the team to back-to-back AFC Championship Game appearances in his first two seasons with New York in 2009 and 2010.

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