There’s been a longstanding feud between New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Buffalo Bills head man Rex Ryan.
Now, in the lead up to a big AFC East tilt on Sunday, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft decided to involve himself in this feud.
And it was glorious.
JKraft says the shoving match "goes back to Rex." Says lack of discipline filters down. "That's why Rex is Rex and that's why Bill is Bill."
— Adam Kurkjian (@AdamKurkjian) October 2, 2016
It’s possible the younger Kraft could be talking about the multitude of off-field incidents that defined Buffalo’s offseason (more on that here).
Then again, he could be talking solely about on-field performance. Heading into Week 4, Buffalo ranks in the bottom 10 of the NFL in penalties per game. This comes on the heels of the team recording the most penalties in the NFL last season.
For their part, the Patriots have consistently been among the most-disciplined teams in the NFL. They finished last season with the fifth-fewest penalties in the league.
Any way you put it, Kraft definitely was throwing shade at Ryan here. That much is evident.