Slim Rexy on Fox and Friends
By Alan Schechter
Coach Rex Ryan is on a media tour, following his lap band surgery which has allowed him to shed over 100 pounds. Today he was on the “Fox and Friends” program, talking about the team and his surgery. Here are some excerpts:
On people “Tebowing”:
“Well hopefully people will do a lot of it. Hopefully a lot of Jet fans will do this Tebow thing as well.”
On what point Tim Tebow will be called upon as Mark still is the starter:
“Well I think when we look at it the first two years we had more success on offense and we had a guy named Brad Smith who we lost to Buffalo last year did a tremendous job for us running the wildcat offense. The guy that really invented the wildcat or brought the wildcat to the National Football League was Tony Sparano our offensive coordinator. I’ve been a big believer in it, I know how difficult it is to defend. It makes you play eleven on eleven and the best wildcat quarterback in football is Tim Tebow. Now he is a young man that can play quarterback every down for you but we have our starting quarterback in Mark Sanchez. We feel great about him. And all I say about Tim Tebow is he is an outstanding football player and I think he is really going to help our team.”
On whether he feels pressure to use Tebow:
“My job is to win games, so that’s whatever that means. The pressure is I just want to win, that’s what our fans want more than anything else is to win and that’s my charge.”
On losing weight:
“I have, I am down 105lbs from where I was, I was 348lbs at one time. Luckily through this lap-band procedure that I had, it’s really worked and you know when you lose that much weight it’s amazing, you look better, you feel better. And as Tim Tebow said in his first interview I’m excited to get this thing going.”
On his transformation to the slimmer Rexy:
“I want to be the Rex Ryan that wins. To me, I did this for health reasons. You know, I’ve been married for 25 years it wasn’t like I was trying to slim down for other reasons…I do look a lot better now. If you lose 100lbs you’re going to look better. But the reason I did it was for health, low blood pressure, low cholesterol, all that kind of stuff and I am ready to attack this season.”
Great job out of Rexy looking so healthy.
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