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Rex Ryan: 'It would be pretty fun' for Rob Ryan to join Bills' staff

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Rex Ryan said Tuesday that his twin brother, Rob Ryan, will "take some time" after being fired Monday by the New Orleans Saints, but he did not rule out Rob joining the Bills' coaching staff.

"A lot of things have to [happen]," Ryan said Tuesday. "I mean, I'll never say never, that's for sure. We've kind of purposefully set a path going to different teams. He's his own man, I'm my own man, and we've purposefully set that path.

"With that being said, I ain't gonna lie to you -- I think it would be pretty fun. If it could help, obviously you consider it, but he would have to consider it as well. We got great coaches already here, and so ... but we'll see."

The Ryan brothers have not coached together since the 1994 and 1995 seasons, when they worked under their father, Buddy Ryan, with the Arizona Cardinals.

Asked initially about the possibility of Rob Ryan joining the Bills' staff, Rex Ryan said, "I don't think about that. I know he's going on, and he's gonna take some time and all that, and get away from that a little bit, which is good. But nah, I haven't thought about that."

The Saints fired Rob Ryan, their defensive coordinator, Monday after his defense allowed 47 points to the Washington Redskins.

"Well, I mean, he's a great coach," Rex Ryan said Tuesday. "He'll be fine. But it's the business. It's the business that we chose, and all that. It's gonna happen. It happens to every coach. It happened to [Bill] Belichick, the greatest coach of all time. It happened to him. It happens to everybody.

"But tough day? Yeah, I would like to have seen him finish out the season. I know, obviously, that's what he would have liked to have done. But you know what? Things are done for a reason, and so be it."