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Rex Ryan pokes fun at Patriots' Bill Belichick with impression

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Rex Ryan was in vintage form today, opening his news conference with (0:15)

Rex Ryan was in vintage form today, opening his news conference with an impression of Bill Belichick. "We're gonna start with the injury report," Ryan mumbled. "You'll get it on Wednesday." Video by Mike Rodak (0:15)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- As the Buffalo Bills prepare to play the New England Patriots this Sunday at Gillette Stadium, coach Rex Ryan gave an impression of Bill Belichick as he opened his news conference Monday.

"We're gonna start with the injury report," Ryan mumbled. "You'll get it on Wednesday. Simple as that. You'll get it [when we] turn it in."

It was the latest made-for-television moment from Ryan on the subject of the Patriots. However, the Bills' coach stressed that he respects his AFC East adversary as they are set to meet for the eighth consecutive season as head coaches.

"I think my admiration is really for Belichick more than anything," Ryan said Monday. "As a coach, that's the guy. He'll go down as probably the best in the history of the game. I like poking fun at him and all that stuff, but there's no coach I respect more than him."

Belichick has an 11-4 record against Ryan, including a playoff loss following the 2010 season. The Patriots defeated the Bills twice in Ryan's first season as coach.

The Bills improved to 1-2 after defeating the favored Arizona Cardinals, 33-18, on Sunday. They have won only once at Gillette Stadium, in the 2014 regular-season finale.

"[Winning Sunday] would mean a lot to our football team," Ryan said Monday. "[The Patriots] have been the standard of this league, not just in our conference, division, whatever. They've been the standard of the league. So you want to put yourself up against the best."

"I think everybody saw what happened, when everybody [said], 'Well, no Tom Brady. This team will be a disaster.' Well, they're 3-0 last time I checked. And they beat some pretty good football teams. So yeah, it will mean a lot. We need a win in the worst way."

Ryan struck a different tone Monday after riffing the Patriots over their quarterback situation following Buffalo's win Sunday.

"I can sit back and say I don't care who plays quarterback, because [Tom] Brady ain't," Ryan said Sunday. "I don't care who plays quarterback. Steve Grogan can play quarterback. If [Bill] Belichick's playing quarterback, we're coming after him, I promise you that."

It remains uncertain whether Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) or Jacoby Brissett (thumb) will be able to play against the Bills, which marks the final game of Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

"I expect [the Patriots] immediately to tell us [who the starting quarterback will be]," Ryan joked Monday. "And as soon as they tell us, we're all gonna be like, 'Yeah, OK.' Nobody would believe it anyway. Nah, I don't know. We're not gonna find out until kickoff."