Jets coach Rex Ryan appeared last night on NFL Network’s Total Access to discuss the team’s upcoming appearance on HBO’s Hard Knocks.
We were surprised by his appearance. Ryan, who underwent lap-band surgery less than two weeks ago, looks noticeably thinner. He told Paul Burmeister that he already has lost 40 pounds in only three weeks.
Ryan also talked about running back Leon Washington, expressing once again his disappointment that Washington is choosing not to work out with the team and rehab his broken leg with Jets trainers. Ryan also said he prefers having a three-headed monster at tailback in 2010, combining Washington with Shonn Greene and LaDainian Tomlinson. On Thursday, Ryan said he thinks Washington, who is not under contract, is “making a mistake” by staying away.