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Bills owner gives Whaley and Ryan a vote of confidence

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Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula issued a statement Wednesday regarding the failure of the team to make the playoffs.

Pegula expressed the disappointment of management, coaches, players, and fans that expectations were not met. But he gave General Manager Doug Whaley and coach Rex Ryan a vote of confidence, saying he was looking forward to working and collaborating with them in forming a winning future for the organization.

“As our first full season as owners of the Buffalo Bills draws to a close, management, coaches, players and fans all feel that our expectations were not met,” said Pegula.

“Kim, Russ and I look forward to working and collaborating with Doug Whaley and Rex Ryan in forming a winning future for the organization. Our management team and coaching staff are very capable and work well together. This stable foundation is necessary to achieve long term success in the NFL.”

Ryan closes his first season as Bills coach by taking on his old team, the New York Jets, Sunday afternoon at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.