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Buffalo Bills QB Logan Thomas talks switch to TE

“It was crazy. It was one of those situations where everything they did went right and we couldn’t make a play,” Graham said. “I’ve never been in a situation like that. Those guys got on a roll and it was like everything they did turned into gold. It didn’t matter what they called, what they did, they found ways to make plays. That’s why they’re 10-2 and No. 1 in the AFC.”

Carucci noted that Ryan looked “absolutely dumbfounded” during his postgame press conference, still stunned by a defense that gave up 29 unanswered points over the final 19 minutes of play. On the outside looking in, the Bills likely need to win out and hope for other teams to implode for any shot at January.

Less than two seasons later, he was let go. The Bills announced the decision Tuesday along with their decision to fire Ryan’s twin brother, Rob, who was serving as the team’s assistant head coach/defense. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was named the interim head coach for the final game of the year against the Jets.

Ryan’s blustery start should have read like the beginning of a familiar page-turner. Much like his first years with the Jets, Ryan’s arrival produced a boon in season ticket sales and expectations. It led to splashy moves on the open market, like the acquisition of star running back LeSean McCoy, and it pitted Ryan as the wily outsider ready to shake up the well-established AFC East.

Less than two seasons later, he was let go. The Bills announced the decision Tuesday along with their decision to fire Ryan’s twin brother, Rob, who was serving as the team’s assistant head coach/defense. Offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn was named the interim head coach for the final game of the year against the Jets.

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Ryan’s blustery start should have read like the beginning of a familiar page-turner. Much like his first years with the Jets, Ryan’s arrival produced a boon in season ticket sales and expectations. It led to splashy moves on the open market, like the acquisition of star running back LeSean McCoy, and it pitted Ryan as the wily outsider ready to shake up the well-established AFC East.

He added: “I think you take away a lot. I think you take away (that) everything is a learning experience. You look back, and obviously, I made mistakes in Buffalo. You look back on them and just a couple things and you just try to grow from it and do a better job. I always appreciated that experience, I thought Kim and cheap nfl jerseys and were great coming in. Mr. (Ralph) Wilson was awesome while he was alive when I was there, . The people in the organization; there’s a lot of great people there and I think when you go back and when you look back, I’ll be honest, there’s some things that I should’ve done differently and I think I’ve learned from that and it’s made me a better coach today.”

Marrone turned up in a good place. The new regime has been nothing but patient while trying to rebuild and Marrone should have a less turbulent atmosphere in which to work. Add in the architectural skills of new executive vice president Tom Coughlin and you get an enviable situation should the team be able to figure out its quarterback situation.

The position switch isn’t the first of its kind. Terrelle Pryor went from quarterback to wide receiver, and posted a 1,000-yard receiving season in 2016. A closer comparison would be Dolphins tight end MarQueis Gray, who played quarterback at the University of Minnesota and switched to an H-back/tight end role upon entering the league as an undrafted free agent. Gray also played tight end with the Bills between the end of 2014 and first half of 2015.

The two are also comparable in size, with Gray listed at 6-foot-4, 255 pounds, and Thomas at 6-foot-6, 250 pounds. Both are athletic and were bigger quarterbacks who could move, though it’s unknown how well Thomas can catch the ball (to his credit, he caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown in his career at Virginia Tech, where he also once backed up current Bills starter Tyrod Taylor). It sounds as though the former Hokie is doing well with the mental transition, at least.

Whaley seemed to at least be on the hot seat, if not nearing the end of his tenure when he admitted he wasn’t included in the conversations surrounding the firing of head coach Rex Ryan.

The timing of Whaley’s firing was curious, of course, considering it came less than 24 hours after the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft. Bills owner Terry Pegula said keeping Whaley (and the scouting department) around through the draft completed the group’s work.