Aaron Donald seeking payback on Rex Ryan
When the Rams host the Bills on Sunday, arguably the best player on the field will be playing with a little extra motivation. Two years ago, when Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald qualified for the Pro Bowl over Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, former Jets coach Rex Ryan complained about the move, mainly by throwing bows at Donald.
Ryan said at the time he was “kind of shocked” by Donald’s selection over Richardson, and then Ryan said this: “If it kept him out of the Pro Bowl because some guy had ‘X’ amount of sacks, and that guy can’t hold his jock as a player, to be honest with you, I think that’s kind of strange to me.”
It has been no secret that Donald was not pleased with those remarks and according to sources, Donald will be seeking vengeance on the field this Sunday.
For a Bills team that upset the previously undefeated Patriots, travelling across the country will be difficult enough without arguably the best defensive player in the NFL playing with a chip on his shoulder.
MFST’s My Fantasy Pick’em will be coming out later this week, but I’ll give you a sneak preview, I’m going with the Rams to win this game, easily.
Dan Schalk covers the NFL for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @FFSportsTalk