Rex Ryan may be changing his colors, but certainly not his stripes.
The blustery former Jets boss was announced as the Bills new head coach on Wednesday and his opening press conference made it quite clear that he was bringing his same bullish bravado with him to Buffalo that he brought to his previous stop in New York with the Jets.
Not only did he essentially guarantee that a Bills team that hasn't seen the postseason since 1999 was going to make the playoffs, he also made it crystal clear that the focus of his attention remains very much in Foxborough.
Forget about wanting to prove something to the Jets, who fired him after yet another lackluster season, Ryan remains fixated on Bill Belichick's team. He emphasized that he still has no fear of a team that's dominated the AFC East for more than a decade.
"We're not afraid of anybody," Ryan said of the Patriots, according to ESPN. "Certainly not afraid of them."
The Patriots and their fans are probably too busy right now – preparing for the team's ninth AFC title game under Belichick and Tom Brady – to get lathered up by Ryan, but at some point these comments may help ignite the "rivalry" with a Bills team that's 3-25 against New England since 2001.
Just another example of Rex being Rex.