Rex Ryan complimented the Patriots media on Wednesday. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
FOXBORO — The last time the New England media spoke to Rex Ryan on a conference call, it didn’t go so well as it ended with Ryan getting the last word in by saying, “I’ll show you average” after he was referred to as an average coach.
In that game (Oct. 2), the Bills shutout the Patriots, 16-0 at Gillette Stadium, but they were also without Tom Brady.
Ryan thanked the New England media for what happened in his latest conference call, held Wednesday afternoon leading into Sunday’s game in Buffalo.
“I want to compliment you guys, you guys made sure I was in the right frame of mind for that game,” Ryan said.
Another topic from the Week 4 matchup was Ryan joking he had inside sources at Gillette Stadium that told him Jacoby Brissett, not Jimmy Garoppolo would start at quarterback.
Ryan confirmed on Wednesday he was joking.
“A lot of secrets. A lot of secrets are still floating around there.” he said. “I am getting some good intel. By the way, it worked out great and then I was afraid — ‘Man, someone is actually going to believe that.’ I had no idea who the heck the quarterback would be, but I darn sure pretended, didn’t I?
“My sources tell me Brady will be the quarterback [this week].”
As for this week’s game, Ryan knows things will be different from the last meeting, especially with Brady at quarterback. He also knows just because one thing happens in one meeting, doesn’t mean it will always carry over to the next one.
“Well, obviously every week is different,” Ryan said. “When you look at, we were the best team that day and I think obviously there are circumstances with things, but that’s all that proved. The next game you have to go out and it’s a brand new circumstances, brand new, players are different, or whatever. You can go back to when I got beat 45-3 by them, that never met anything the following time you played them. That’s kind of the way it is. It’s just like here. It’s the same thing. It really doesn’t mean anything.”