Tom Brady was the reason players want to go to the New England Patriots and not so much Bill Belichick, former NFL head coach Rex Ryan said Sunday. Ryan, who was the head coach of the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills and played a ton of games against Belichick and the Patriots, made the assertion on ESPN broadcast on Sunday before Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship.
Welcome to the NFL’s Championship Weekend! The first of today’s games will take place in Green Bay, where the top seed in the NFC will host number five: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will take on the Packers with a ticket to the Super Bowl — which will be played in Tampa, by the way — on the line. So, without further ado here’s how you can watch the game and who New England Patriots fans should root for.
It was a steep price to pay, but Diggs has been more than worth it. The wide receiver was named a First Team All-Pro this season, leading the league with 127 catches for 1,535 yards. The Bills have advanced to the AFC Championship Game for the first time since 1994, and Belichick didn’t mince words when discussing Diggs’ effect on Buffalo’s offense before the two teams played in October.