The Rex Effect Is Taking Hold in Buffalo

September 18, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is what happens when Rex Ryan is around—the Rex Effect: Talk...and more talk...and then some more talk on top of that.
The Rex Effect is embodied in Buffalo Bills defensive back Stephon Gilmore, who says he wants to guard Rob Gronkowski when the Bills and New England Patriots play Sunday. No one wants to guard Gronkowski. That's like saying you want to fight Godzilla.
"I hope I get Gronk to be honest with you," Gilmore told reporters. "We'll see what the coaching staff says."
Most coaching staffs would say, "Shut the hell up." But this is Rex. It's the Rex Effect in action. Not only does Ryan not care, he loves it. He encourages the big talk. Because he's the biggest talker of all.
This is what playing for Ryan does. It makes you chatty. It takes away your self-awareness. The mouth speaks before the brain engages.
"I hate New England," Bills safety Aaron Williams told reporters. "It's definitely personal for me."
See what I mean? Many teams...

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