Thanks to Rex Ryan, Kathryn Smith makes history in Buffalo 

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have hired Kathryn Smith to be their special teams quality control coach, making her the first full-time female member of an NFL coaching staff. The team announced the move in a release…

The Associated Press reports Wednesday the Bills hired Kathryn Smith as their special teams quality control coach.

Just how does one become the first female assistant coach in NFL history?

12 years of hard labor in the New York Jets administration as an administrative assistant is how.

Smith most recently served as Rex Ryan’s assistant in New York with the Jets before moving along with Ryan to Buffalo this season.

So Rex Ryan gets some credit, in an ironic twist, for moving the game forward.