Saying he's put his time with the J-E-T-S in the P-A-S-T,Bud Dupree Jersey Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan insisted the focus of attention shouldn't be placed on him.
If that's the case, Ryan certainly had a curious way of showing it Monday.
In preparing to face his former team for the first time since being fired in December after six seasons in New York, Ryan announced he intends to designate linebacker IK Enemkpali as one of Buffalo's team captains for the game at The Meadowlands on Thursday night.
That was the case in both of Buffalo's games against Miami this season, when guard Richie Incognito was one of several former Dolphins players designated as captains. Incognito was suspended for his role in a bullying scandal while with the Dolphins.
Ryan noted that tight end Matthew Mulligan, a former Jets player, and receiver Chris Hogan, who is from New Jersey, are also expected to serve as captains.
''You know, if IK went out there by himself, maybe that would be a different Randy Gregory Jerseystatement,'' Ryan said. ''But that's not what we do.''
As if the midseason showdown between two AFC East rivals needed any more prime-time buzz, Ryan found a way to up the ante to no one's surprise - including the Jets.