Rex Ryan probably should stop making Super Bowl guarantees.
The Buffalo Bills head coach said back in August that the Bills winning it all was “going to happen.” But with Buffalo out of playoff contention at 7-8 ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the New York Jets, Ryan regrets making such a bold prediction.
“We just didn’t produce the wins I thought we would,” Ryan said Monday on Buffalo’s WGR-AM, per the New York Daily News. “The thing that kind of gives this team a black eye when we’re looking at it is that I let my mouth get ahead of everything. And I think if I would have come in there and just said, ‘Hey, we’re gonna compete,’ and do all that stuff, maybe we wouldn’t have such a bad feeling about this team.”
This isn’t the first time Ryan has made a failed Super Bowl prediction, however. Ryan also guaranteed a championship as the Jets’ head coach in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and said he regretted it every time.
But, hey, there’s always next year to try to get it right again.
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