Bad NFL Losses Led to Memorable Postgame News Conferences


It’s fair to call the head writer of F&TS a bit of a sadist. We find enjoyment from the misery of others, such as losing NFL teams. We love to see NFL head coaches try to explain horrible performances in their postgame press conferences. This week, F&TS sideline reporters Mike Hunt and Richie “Dick” Burns are making their 2015 debuts covering the locker rooms from around the league. Hunt covered the Houston Texans versus the Atlanta Falcons game. Burns traveled to upstate New York to cover the New York Giants against the Buffalo Bills. The Falcons blew out the Texans 48-21 and the Bills lost to the Giants, 24-10.

Enjoy the Coach Speak

Texans’ coach Bill O’Brien had memorable post-game remarks about his team’s loss to the Falcons by 27 points. Nothing went right for the Texans (1-3) on Sunday. Quarterback Ryan Mallett had an awful day and was replaced by Brian Hoyer after the Falcons built a 42-0 lead. Falcons running back Devonte Freeman had a big game on the ground, scoring three touchdowns. Freeman took over for rookie Tevin Coleman, who left the game with a rib injury. Houston’s revolving door at quarterback took another turn. The Texans replaced Ryan Mallett with Brian Hoyer late in the third period. He led three touchdown drives in the final period, which didn’t mean much, but may help him win back the starting job.

O’Brien took the blame for his team’s horrible performance. He said, “I am disappointed in me as a head coach.” That may be true, but the Texans have huge problems at quarterback that the head coach has not solved.

The Bills Are Undisciplined, Like their Head Coach

The Bills are off to a slow start under new head coach Rex Ryan. Buffalo, who is now 2-2, collapsed a week after a dominating 41-14 win at Miami. The Giants defense held the Bills to 55 yards rushing. Buffalo’s offense combined for just 77 yards and two first downs on its first nine possessions. Once the Bills finally got the ball moving, it came away with no points on two consecutive drives into the red zone. Another concern was the penalties. The Bills committed 17 penalties for 135 yards. Two weeks ago, the Bills committed 14 penalties for 140 yards in a 40-32 loss to the New England Patriots.

Rex Ryan defends his team after 17 penalties |

Ryan said, “I’m proud of the way this team played. Can we play a lot smarter? Absolutely. But I’ll take a team that’ll fight over a team that will sit back and take it every day of the week and brings on the next team. Give me a team that’s got some fight and will compete to the very end right, wrong, or indifferent no matter how good the officiating is or whatever.”

Rex Ryan is delusional. He considered undisciplined play, ‘fight.’ A few words of advice for Ryan, he should spend less time worshipping feet and more time developing smarter football players. The image courtesy of