Bills coach Rex Ryan unsure why Bears didn't show interest

Tuesday March 24th, 2015

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.”

The Bears hired John Fox as their head coach in January after firing Marc Trestman. 

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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. 

Ryan also told reporters at the winter meetings that the Bills' trade for Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy only took 30 minutes, and that Buffalo was 'shocked' McCoy was available. 

"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."

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