Bills coach Rex Ryan, who said he was surprised by his father's death Tuesday, told The MMQB that Buddy Ryan was "one tough son of a gun."
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ESPN writers put young cornerback Darius Slay up there with Green Bay's Sam Shields when citing the league's top ballhawks.
Former Giants QB Phil Simms compares Buddy Ryan's defenses in Philadelphia and Chicago and shares stories about playing Ryan's teams.
How good is Alshon Jeffery?
When he was on the field in 2015, Jeffery was nearly unstoppable. But health has always been a challenge. Is the Bears' top wideout one of the league's best? Dan Graziano answers.
Despite Buddy Ryan's accomplishments, the road to the Hall of Fame is difficult for coaches who spend most of their career as an assistant.
Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary will work with the Los Angeles Rams' defense this season, returning to coaching after a two-year absence.
If healthy, Alshon Jeffery could be primed for a big season, according to NFC North writers.
Although Chicago has had successful teams over the years, a mystique still surrounds the '85 Bears defense.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who played for Buddy Ryan with the Bears, gives a lot of credit for his success to his former defensive coordinator.
Jim Kelly recalled playing against a Buddy Ryan defense and said that "you knew that you were in for a battle" when you faced him.
Rex Ryan's confidence and swagger was a trait he shared with father Buddy Ryan, who died Tuesday at age 85.
A poignant moment in the 30 for 30 movie about the 1985 Bears came when Buddy Ryan's former players read a letter from him. Ryan died Tuesday.
From his sideline fight with another coach to his attitude toward rookies, Ryan's players knew he had their best interests at heart.
Part of what endeared Buddy Ryan to fans during his career was his way with words and disregard for how those words would be received by outsiders.
Buddy Ryan was the mastermind behind the Chicago Bears' dominant defense in 1985. Here's where they rank in NFL history.
Former head coach of the Bears, Mike Ditka, joins Carmen and Ben Finfer. He discusses the passing of Buddy Ryan, winning a Super Bowl with him, and resolving their differences.
Jay Cutler's cushy contract in Chicago
Cutler's guarantees run out after this season, but the QB will make $16 million in 2016, bringing his total to $54 million over the last three years. Not bad for an up-and-down quarterback. Player-friendly contracts (Insider)
The man behind the masterpiece
The 1985 Bears were led by a defense that many consider the best of all time, and it's easy to see why. Buddy Ryan's unit led the league in virtually every key category and allowed a total of just 10 points in three playoff games.
Buddy's defenses went after the ball
A calling card of Buddy Ryan's defenses was the ability to take the ball away. His units led the NFL in takeaways four times in an 11-year span, starting with the 1985 Bears.
|2(25)||Cody Whitehair||OG||Kansas State|
|4(15)||Nick Kwiatkoski||ILB||West Virginia|
|4(26)||Deon Bush||S||Miami (FL)|
|4(29)||Deiondre' Hall||CB||Northern Iowa|
|6(10)||Deandre Houston-Carson||S||William & Mary|
|7(9)||Daniel Braverman||WR||Western Michigan|
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