The second experiment with Percy Harvin is over.
The Bills put Harvin on injured reserve with a non-football illness Monday, ending his season. The illness is very likely related to the migraines that have kept him out of the last two games.
It’s possible Harvin’s career may be over as well. The Bills signed him out of retirement before the Monday night in Seattle.
Harvin did not comment Monday.
The Bills should get Ronald Darby back for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Rex Ryan said Monday Darby was cleared from concussion protocol.
They’ll need all the secondary help they can get after getting roasted by David Carr and the Raiders Sunday.
Rex watched tape of the game and saw the same thing Bills fans saw Sunday. He remembers exactly when things started to go bad.
“We were doing well and it seems like we just imploded,” Ryan said. “From the 47th play on, we didn’t help ourselves.”
“That was a good team and we knew it. It snowballed on us.”
Tyrod Taylor’s play was a chief scapegoat among fans on social media after the game. Taylor had 102 yards passing on the first two drives and 89 the rest of the game.
He was 0-6 with an interception between 24-9 and 38-24.
Ryan said on Monday that this was not the right time to comment on whether Taylor would be the quarterback next season. He did say Taylor gives the Bills the best chance to win right now.
“Obviously we have to be able to throw the football. That has been inconsistent,” Ryan said.
Ryan said he was fine with tight end Charles Clay missing the game in Oakland to be with his family during the birth of his son over the weekend, but the situation was not handled perfectly.
I never want a player to miss a birth of a child,” Ryan said. “But, communication could have been a little better in the situation.”
The Bills are in familiar ground when it comes to playoff chances. They must likely win out and hope for a bucket of help.
“As much as it doesn’t feel like it, we are still in the hunt here,” Ryan said. “We have to win these four games. We have 3 games at home. We are going to lean on our fans to be there for us. I understand the concern of not making the playoffs.”
It would be the sixth straight year a Ryan coached team has missed the playoffs.
And, of course, 17 years for the Bills.