Rex Ryan Will Talk the Talk on ESPN's 'NFL Countdown' - NBC Southern California

Rex Ryan Will Talk the Talk on ESPN's 'NFL Countdown'

He said he's "just going to show up and be myself and have fun with it"

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    In this Jan. 14, 2015 file photo, Rex Ryan smiles during an NFL football news conference where he was introduced as the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ryan will join ESPN as an analyst on "Sunday NFL Countdown."

    Rex Ryan is taking his bluster to the TV studio.

    ESPN announced Monday the former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets coach is joining its "Sunday NFL Countdown" show as an analyst. He will also contribute to SportsCenter and ESPN Radio. He will make his debut Saturday as part of the network's coverage of Florida State's spring game.

    Ryan said he's "just going to show up and be myself and have fun with it." ESPN senior coordinator producer Seth Markman calls Ryan an "authentic" voice.

    In New York and Buffalo, Ryan was always good for a brash, bold talk. In 2015, he parachuted from a plane.

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    His transition to TV comes a little more than three months after his dismissal in Buffalo, where he went 15-16 in two seasons. He also spent six seasons coaching the Jets and was the Baltimore Ravens' defensive coordinator.