ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rex Ryan, like his Buffalo Bills players, believes he must control his emotions better after the team was called for 14 penalties in Sunday's 40-32 loss to the New England Patriots.
Ryan was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in the third quarter of the game after arguing with an official about an offensive pass interference call against receiver Sammy Watkins.
"I think if I have to do a better job of staying in control too and this team’s very much like me," he said Wednesday. "I have to hold myself accountable just like I hold the team accountable, and so it starts with me.
"I'm gonna be not as animated or whatever if you will. You know I gotta control my language I think a little bit sometimes on the sideline. I think that’ll help, that’s gonna be the first thing and then our team as well.
"We want to be the least penalized team in the league and that’s kind of a goal we’re shooting for moving forward. Probably dead last in the league right now but we want to be the least-penalized team."
The Bills lead the NFL in total penalties (32) and accepted penalties (24).