Bills C Eric Wood Stands Up For Rex Ryan


Even though Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood is sidelined due to a broken right leg, it’s not stopping him from defending his head coach. Following a 33-13 victory over the winless Cleveland Browns, Wood had a message to Bills owners, Terry and Kim Pegula.

“This isn’t like hockey where you scrap your franchise for a guy that you know is coming like an Eichel or McDavid,” Wood stressed. “This is football. You can get a No. 1 draft pick, and the best guy on the board is a tackle that year, and a tackle doesn’t change your franchise.”

The Pegulas also own the Buffalo Sabres.

“I’m a Rex guy. I like Rex a lot. I like him as a coach. I think he’s a great leader,” Wood said. “I know it doesn’t feel like it all the time, but we’re so freaking close.”

For a franchise that hasn’t seen postseason play this millennium, it’s understandable as to why there’s frustration up top, but it’s only Ryan’s second year and the team has been playing .500 ball. It could be a lot worse.

Just ask the Browns.

Source: Associated Press 

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