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Bills had QB-to-coach tech issues during game, Rex Ryan says

LONDON -- The Buffalo Bills experienced coach-to-quarterback communication issues during Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars that an aggravated coach Rex Ryan called "unacceptable" after the game.

"I don't get it," Ryan said. "I don't understand it. But this one was absolutely miserable."

The Bills had problems with quarterback EJ Manuel's helmet communication system -- including static and the system dropping out entirely -- for the majority of the game at Wembley Stadium, Ryan said.

"Just a frustrating time, obviously, in those circumstances," Ryan said.

The Bills' equipment staff adjusted Manuel's helmet on the sideline between drives, including after one of his first-half interceptions that helped the Jaguars build a 27-3 lead. At times, Manuel ran to the sideline to get the play call from offensive coordinator Greg Roman between snaps.

"They finally fixed it," Manuel said. "I don't know the technical reasons why it wasn't working and why it was working at certain times."

Coach-to-quarterback communication issues were a hot topic around the NFL earlier this season when Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin expressed frustration after an opening night loss to the New England Patriots that his team's headsets had received the Patriots radio broadcast during the game.