FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan are sticking to their respective scripts ahead of Sunday’s New England Patriots-Buffalo Bills matchup at Gillette Stadium.
While Ryan has played the role of the boastful prankster — even opening his Monday news conference with a cringe-worthy Belichick impression — Belichick has declined to engage him, saying he doesn’t preoccupy himself with non-football matters.
“I’m just focused on getting ready for the Bills, really,” the Patriots head coach said during his Wednesday morning presser. “I’m not really that in tune to all of that. I’m sure it’s important to you (reporters), but it’s not really something I spend much time on.”
The Bills, who upset the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday to earn their first win of young season, have dreaded trips to Gillette during the Belichick era. They’re 1-12 in Foxboro since 2001, their lone win coming in the 2014 regular-season finale against a Patriots team that was resting its starters.
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