The Buffalo Bills fired coach Rex Ryan before the last match in the current season.
Ryan spent two seasons on the Bills bench, but in neither of them managed to take the team to the playoffs.
He leaves the team with a 15-16 record, with this season 7-8.
Instead of Ryan until the end of the season as interim coach will be offensive coordinator Anthony Lin. Buffalo Bills have not played the play-off in the 21st century, and their “drought” lasting from 1999 is a NFL record.
Rex Ryan has been relieved of his duties as head coach. Anthony Lynn will serve as interim head coach. pic.twitter.com/8Vf0fxqwcl
— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) December 27, 2016
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that quarterback Tyrod Taylor is expected to be benched in favor of backup EJ Manuel for Sunday’s season finale against the New York Jets.
That leaves Buffalo’s long-suffering fan base clinging to an operation still searching for a head coach and a franchise quarterback. Some things never change.