Remembering NFL Legend Buddy Ryan

When your nickname is Buddy you’re 100% guaranteed to be a character of some sort. You don’t just get the nickname buddy without doing some outrageous shit. Buddy was one hell of a defensive coordinator, but his humor and overall bluntness is what projected him into fame. Some of his best quotes throughout the years…

“Kevin Gilbride will be selling insurance in two years.”

  • This was right after he punched poor Kevin on the sidelines during the 1993 Oilers season. Mr. Run and shoot himself got his revenge, however, winning a Super Bowl as the OC with the Giants 20 years later.

“QBs are overpaid, overrated, pompous bastards and must be punished.”

  • I’m honestly concerned that the recent QB contracts literally put Buddy to his resting place. Imagine his anger after seeing Brock Osweiler get paid 18 million a year after starting 7 games.

“Football kickers are like taxi cabs. You can always go out and hire another one.”

On Roster Cuts…”It was so easy my wife could have made them, and she didn’t even know these guys.”

  • Where was hardknocks in the 80’s? Guaranteed some tears were shed after getting cut by Buddy.

Sure Buddy won Super Bowls, coached arguably the best defense of all-time, brought the Eagles back to relevancy, threw haymakers on the sidelines. But let us not forget Buddy’s greatest accomplishment in life. He may be gone, but his legacy will live on forever…


Remembering NFL Legend Buddy Ryan

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