Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula wants everyone to know that his organization isn’t dysfunctional.
That might be hard to believe after general manager Doug Whaley gave a year-end press conference in which he seemed less than informed about the team’s operations.
Pegula attempted to do some damage control in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, which was posted on its website Monday night.
“There’s no dysfunction,” Pegula told AP. “Everybody is on the same page. We’re busy busting our asses.”
The Bills fired head coach Rex Ryan prior to their Week 17 game against the New York Jets, and while Whaley didn’t have an explanation for the move, Pegula attempted to clear the air on the matter, saying he made the decision after Ryan asked about his job security.
“I was asked a point-blank question, and based on the discussions we’ve been having all year, I felt it was better to tell Rex that we were going in a different direction,” Pegula told AP.
The Bills concluded their 7-9 season with a 30-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday and will enter the offseason in search of a new head coach and possibly a new quarterback.
No dysfunction here. None at all.
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