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Adam Caplan @caplannfl

DL coach for Vikings, 72 sacks in 1984 (NFL record) with Bears, 85 Bears--best defense of all time.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked about his comments to the Jim Rome show about Rex Ryan's job security, Jim Kelly said Tuesday, "We already texted. That's all good."

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Tom Brady and Ndamukong Suh, two of the league's highest-paid players in 2016, are among the stars on Mike Sando's list. Insider

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Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly: "When you played a Buddy Ryan defense, you knew you were in for a battle."


Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Peyton Manning spoke of Pat Summitt on The Wake Up Zone in Nashville this morning. He sought her advice when he was deciding whether to stay at Tennessee for his senior season. "I was honored to call her a friend, I enjoyed my time with Pat," he said. "...Even though I never played for her, I always kind of felt like she was one of my coaches. And I always said that I wished I would have played for her. I think Pat Summitt could have coached men's basketball, men's football, she could have coached anything she wanted. She was that good of a coach."

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Fisher played on Buddy Ryan's legendary 1985 Bears defense (and basically served as an assistant after he was hurt). Fisher began his coaching career under Ryan in Philadelphia. Later, Ryan moved from Oilers coordinator to Cardinals head coach in 1994, the same year Fisher landed in Houston as coordinator. Fisher became interim coach later that year when Jack Pardee was fired. I started covering the team in 1996 and remember players talking about it taking a good while to get beyond the offense-defense split Pardee allowed and Ryan really fueled. You don't see that sort of in-house rivalry like that anymore and it wasn't very health. But boy was it entertaining.

Ditka: Ryan made 1985 Bears tick

Mike Ditka told Mike & Mike that the 1985 Bears would not have won Super Bowl XX without Buddy Ryan.