Former Bills’ coach Anthony Lynn: Tyrod has not gotten an unfair deal


(Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn — USA Today photo)

ORCHARD PARK – Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn has seen Bills’ quarterback Tyrod Taylor put into some tough situations.

Lynn, formerly Buffalo’s interim head coach for the final game of the 2016 season after Rex Ryan was fired, had his hand forced prior to even taking over.

The Bills released Ryan, promoted Lynn, and made Lynn start then-backup EJ Manuel during an interesting press conference where he accidently announced former Bill Cardale Jones as starter first.

Despite that, Lynn said on a conference call with Western New York media on Wednesday that Taylor has not gotten an unfair deal.

“No, I wouldn’t say that. He was in Baltimore and (Buffalo). I wouldn’t say he’s gotten an unfair deal. I wouldn’t say that at all. I think whenever he lands in the right spot he’ll make the most out of it. Sometimes players bounce around a few times before that happens,” Lynn said.

However, Lynn did put the decision into question, stating that it was at least, “interesting.”

“I was a little caught off guard. I’m not there, I don’t know what’s going on, I’m sure it’s what’s best for their team,” Lynn said. “It’s interesting. I’m sure they’re making the best decision for their team.”

In regard to last year’s finale, Lynn said he wasn’t pleased about not having Taylor, but indicated that was more of personal feeling.

“It didn’t feel good going into the final game without my starting quarterback,” Lynn said.

Lynn added Taylor handled that situation in 2016 the proper way.

“Just like a pro, you know? He didn’t like it but he accepted it and supported his teammates,” he said.

Moving forward toward this upcoming Sunday, it’s now Lynn vs. rookie Nathan Peterman. Lynn praised Peterman’s abilities the same as many in Western New York do, mentioning his speed with the football.

“I remember him coming out of college. Thought he was accurate with some anticipation and things like that,” Lynn said.

But with Peterman in mind, Lynn did say he believes Taylor will land on his feet somewhere in the NFL, eventually.

“I think he has a bright future. Earlier in the year he was keeping them in some games and winning some games,” Lynn said. “Sometimes different systems come in and it doesn’t work and you go somewhere else and you get into a groove and into a zone.”


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