Orchard Park, NY - It was nothing like last week.
Six days after a contentious battle with media, Rex Ryan's press conference ahead of Buffalo's rematch with Miami was much calmer.
As mellow as he's been all year, Rex said he's received no assurance from ownership about his job status for next season.
Rex was given an opportunity to criticize his front office for the roster they assembled. He didn't bite.
"I just coach the team. I like the talent that we have," Ryan said. "We have a shot this week to see how our talent stacks up against (Miami's) talent."
Ryan also again addressed his team's will without complaint.
"I think the effort has always been there. When guys are in the building, I see the preparation," Ryan said. "The accountability is in the building. It's what we owe each other. Every individual has to be accountable to his teammates."
Despite the Bills all but gone playoff chances, Ryan was still able to summon some fire.
"It's not a helpless feeling," he said. "We have two games left and this one in particular is vs the hottest team in football so bring it on"
The Bills will need lots of help but even with the odds stacked against them, they won't worry about anyone else and our focused on themselves.
"We dont' know whats going to happen with all the coaching changes and all that so this team and motivation is just to go out and win. Win for ourselves and win for the guy beside you," Said Sammy Watkins
Nickell Robey-Coleman added "Its like being on life support. It's like being on our last leg but you're still in there you're still pumping you're still moving you're still tugging, that's the mindset that's where we're at right now. As far as playoff hopes but at the end of the day there's still a shot, we're still living, we're still alive and that's what we can hold our hat on. We got hope
Jarvis Landry will be on the opposite sideline for the first time since the hit that ended Aaron Williams' season and maybe more.
Rex has no ill will.
"Lot of respect for that guy, but Aaron hasn't been able to return," Ryan said. "Those hits are what we want to take out of the game."
Williams' loss has been, possibly, the most damaging injury of the season for the Bills. The secondary has been a disaster over the middle since he was hurt.
"I'm not going to say it's an excuse," Ryan said. "He's an outstanding player. It's unfortunate we haven't had him healthy"
Jay Ajayi ran roughshod on the Bills in Florida, totaling 214 yards. Ryan noted the weather will be a bit more frigid this week, but understands Ajayi is a star in the making.
"You have to give that kid credit. He took it to our whole team (last game)," Ryan said. "He's a quality back with good vision."
Rex said Preston Brown was not going to practice Tuesday, though he was participating some during the portion of practice viewed by media.
Sammy Watkins again will miss the first practice day of the week, but has done so the last two weeks without missing any game time.
Rex said it's clear Watkins is "not at 100 percent."
Charles Clay, Lorenzo Alexander and Kyle Williams also did not practice Tuesday and also without concern for their status Saturday.
John Miller, Jerome Felton and Cordy Glenn were all limited.
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