Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters onTuesday that he's unsure why the Bears didn't reach out to him about their coaching vacancy, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
“I actually did, but they got a great coach there with John Fox,” he said when asked if he expected the Bears to call. “I did. I thought, It made sense to me.
“But apparently it never made sense to them. So that’s the way it is.”
Ryan's father, Buddy, was the team's defensive coordinator from 1978 through the 1985 season, when Chicago won the Super Bowl. Ryan was a ball boy for the Bears in high school.
"Obviously we were interested and then the trade came down. We knew it wasn't going to be cheap by any stretch," Ryan said, according to ESPN. "And losing a player like Kiko Alonso is obviously a steep price, but we felt really good about it."
- Will Green