Rex Ryan, ace re­porter? Asks Pats’ Edel­man if he’ll play QB

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Add an­other re­porter to the NFL beat: Rex Ryan.

In­tro­duc­ing him­self as “Walt Patul­ski from The Buf­falo News,” the Bills coach popped in dur­ing a con­fer­ence call New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots re­ceiver Ju­lian Edel­man was hold­ing with re­porters in the team’s me­dia room.

Ryan asked Edel­man di­rectly if he was play­ing quar­ter­back against the Bills on Sun­day, given the Pa­tri­ots’ un­cer­tainty at the po­si­tion with Tom Brady sus­pended and his two back­ups man­ag­ing in­juries.

Edel­man re­sponded by say­ing he’ll do what­ever coach Bill Belichick asks of him, even if it means pass­ing out glasses of wa­ter on the side­line. Edel­man closed by say­ing, “You should ask coach that one.”

Ryan re­sponded by say­ing, “All right, Ju­lian, I will, buddy,” as the room broke out in laugh­ter.

It’s un­clear whether Edel­man was aware it was Ryan.

Who starts for New Eng­land is in ques­tion.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.