After two consecutive losses to open up the season, the Buffalo Bills have managed to turn it around after winning their last three games.
One of the reasons behind that turn around is the coaching at Buffalo. Head coach Rex Ryan and his twin brother Rob Ryan are well-known for their player-coaching, which is something the Bills stars enjoy and respect.
Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander reflected on his coaches in a recent interview with MMQB.com's Kalyn Kahler, and he told an example of their coaching technique which turned out to be quite a strange, but amusing moment.
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He said: "I love the environment that they bring. I’ve never been to a place where coaches have walk-up songs to present in team meetings, like hitters do in major league baseball. The coaches have walk-up songs depending on what the theme of the week is, or what the name of a play is. It’s fun.
"We put in a play called Boat One. And you know the song, the SNL spoof, I’m On A Boat? Rob walks up to that song to install this play. It’s crazy. What coach does that? I’ve never been around that. They keep it light and fun."
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Each NFL coach has a unique way of teaching their plays to their players in preparation for their games, and this certainly is one of them.
With a 3-2 record, the Bills play against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and will be hoping to extend their winning streak to four. If you see their players singing the 'I'm On A Boat' song during a play at the game this weekend, you now know why.