Rex Ryan cracks cruel fat joke about brother Rob Ryan
Former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been working with his brother Rex and the Buffalo Bills this week, but it does not sound like Rex is ready to hire his twin for a full-time role with the team.
Why? Because there’s not enough space to fit him.
When a reporter asked Rex if Rob will be joining the Bills in Philadelphia this weekend, the head coach said there is no chance.
“No, absolutely not. There’s not enough room on the sideline,” Rex quipped, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.
That ain’t right. Rex used to be as big as — if not bigger than — his brother before the lap band surgery, but he apparently feels he spent enough on the procedure to give him the right to throw stones. While Rex recently said he thinks coaching with Rob would be fun, he made this week’s trip to Buffalo seem very temporary.
“He’s had a great trip. Let’s see, this morning he goes to the dentist, gets a filling. Got to go back later today for a root canal,” Rex joked. “So he’s having a heck of a trip here so far.”
Rex loves taking shots at Rob, and he has given him an even harder time in the past. The reality is he’s not going to add a full-time coach to his staff 12 games into the season, but he was probably happy to let his brother come in and help out during the week. If the Bills beat the Eagles, Rob will probably be back for another week of preparation on Monday.