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Jim Kelly Praises New Bills Head Coach Rex Ryan – 6/2/15

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IT APPEARS THAT REX RYAN,
IT'S A PERFECT FIT IN WESTERN
NEW YORK RIGHT NOW.
I WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU THE
FLOOR ON HOW YOU FEEL IT'S
WORKING WITH REX THERE SO FAR,
FIRST BLUSH, BEFORE OBVIOUSLY
EVEN ANY TRAINING CAMP HITS.
>> WELL, I'M EXCITED.
I THINK EVERYBODY IS.
YOU KNOW, THE FANS WANT
EXCITEMENT.
THEY WANT SOME ENTHUSIASM.
THEY DEFINITELY GOT THAT WHEN
REX CAME IN.
HE SAID ALL THE RIGHT THINGS,
HE'S SAYING ALL THE RIGHT THINGS
AND SAID ALL THE RIGHT THINGS TO
GET EVERYBODY EXCITED.
I THINK WHAT PUT ME OVER THE
EDGE AS FAR AS ME BEING REALLY
EXCITED WAS THURMAN THOMAS WAS
IN THE LOCKER ROOM AFTER THE
FIRST MEETING REX HAD WITH THE
TEAM AND THE RESPONSE THE
PLAYERS HAD WHEN HE CAME OUT OF
THE MEETING ROOM TO THURMAN WAS
JUST OVERWHELMING, HOW EVERYBODY
WAS SO EXCITED, THEY'RE LOOKING
FORWARD TO GETTING TO WORK AND
HOW THURMAN HEARD FROM 10, 15,
20 GUYS WHO WERE COMING OUT, HOW
ENTHUSIASTIC REX WAS, HOW
EXCITED HE WAS TO GET IT GOING.
PLUS THE ADDITIONS HE MADE TO
THE FOOTBALL TEAM I THINK ARE
GOING TO BE HUGE, ALSO.
BUT FOR ME ALSO, EVEN FURTHER ON
THAN THAT IS I WENT TO PRACTICE
LAST FRIDAY AND I GOT TO WATCH
THEM IN ACTION.
EVEN THOUGH IT WAS NOT PADS, YOU
ALMOST WOULD THINK IT WAS
BECAUSE THE GUYS, THE WAY THEY
WERE RUNNING AROUND, THE WAY
THEY WERE GETTING EXCITED ABOUT
EACH AND EVERY ROUTE THAT THEY
WOULD RUN, THE DBs, THE WAY THEY
WERE BREAKING ON THE BALL, THE
WAY THAT EVERYTHING WAS GOING
THROUGH THE MOTIONS, IT WAS LIKE
WHAT YOU WOULD WANT TO SEE AS A
COACH, AS A FORMER PLAYER,
LOOKING AT A TEAM THAT YOU HOPE
WOULD BE EXCITED AND READY TO
PLAY.
IT BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN
I PLAYED, HOW MARV LEVY USED TO
GET US GOING.
HE WANTED TO MOTIVATE PLAYERS,
EVEN THOUGH REX IS A LITTLE MORE
OUTGOING, HIS PERSONALITY'S A
LITTLE DIFFERENT, THEY BOTH
UNDERSTAND WHAT PRACTICE IS ALL
ABOUT.
YOU WANT QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.
WHAT HE SHOWED ME AND WHAT I SAW
ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD LAST
FRIDAY, I'M EXCITED ABOUT.