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Rex Ryan challenges players to weight loss competition

They are calling it “The Bigger Winner.”

Rex Ryan will take on defensive tackle Kris Jenkins and offensive tackle Damien Woody in a weight loss competition that will continue through July 30, the start of training camp.

The three men currently combine to weigh roughly half a ton.

“I would say something like ‘Get your popcorn ready,’ but we don’t need
to be eating popcorn for this,” Woody told the Jets’ website. “I don’t have any
trash-talking right now. This is an idea that Coach Ryan thought about
and it’s a great idea. We’re going to see who the best man is.”

Ryan’s gastric bypass seems like the equivalent to a PED in a weight loss competition, but it could hurt him.  He’s already lost 37 pounds, which don’t count in the contest.  Before the surgery, Ryan was close to 350 pounds, around Jenkins’ playing weight.

We can only hope the final weigh-in is televised, with gigantic scales and awkward outfits.

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  1. mike428 says: May 10, 2010 7:53 PM

    In related news, JaMarcus Russell will not be signing with the Jets…

  2. ethan robert says: May 10, 2010 7:55 PM

    Myeehh, just take those slobs out to the Wildlife Sanctuary and give them a hundred yard running start on the African wild dog pack. Everyone wins.

  3. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: May 10, 2010 7:56 PM

    Why do you give this fat slob pub? His dad was an assh*le, he is an assh*le and his team is going to fall on their faces. So tired about reading bs about that fat ass.

  4. TFBuckFutter says: May 10, 2010 7:56 PM

    Typical of a giant fatass who “loses” a ton of weight.
    Always concerned about other people’s overweightness.
    Bet he’ll outlaw french fries next.

  5. Bwa Ha Ha says: May 10, 2010 7:57 PM

    Crap, Rex, You got surgery to help,, chaeter.
    What re you the Psts?

  6. Bill says: May 10, 2010 7:59 PM

    Is it really a good idea to challenge your offensive lineman to lose weight?

  7. Reedhof20 says: May 10, 2010 8:00 PM

    Are you kidding me? I love this site but this getting ridiculous. The site, the fat blowhard, everything. It is all ridiculous. I am sooo glad we went with Harbs. Chalk another one up for Oz and B-man!

  8. xscottx says: May 10, 2010 8:04 PM

    TFBuckFutter says:
    May 10, 2010 7:56 PM
    Typical of a giant fatass who “loses” a ton of weight.
    Always concerned about other people’s overweightness.
    Bet he’ll outlaw french fries next.
    _________________________
    please refer to them as freedom fries. love the GOP

  9. Patriots51 says: May 10, 2010 8:07 PM

    Man i was down in Ny for the Draft… i ran into Rex Ryan at the NBA store.. true story… he looked like such a disguisting piece of crap…. he was rocking a yankees throwback and sweatpants.. seriously he needs the weight loss…

  10. chitownlionsfan410 says: May 10, 2010 8:08 PM

    is there room for jamarcus in this program????

  11. FinFan says: May 10, 2010 8:08 PM

    This one time… at fat camp….

  12. HellRelle24 says: May 10, 2010 8:10 PM

    who lets a redskins fan actually talk? god its embarassing.
    reed “harbs” isnt half the coach rex is or will be. enjoy.

  13. God's Own Silver and Blue says: May 10, 2010 8:12 PM

    Will Ryan spring for a lap band at the afterparty?

  14. MrHumble says: May 10, 2010 8:12 PM

    I would rather hear and read about Lord Favre all day long than another story about Rex Ryan. At least BF has accomplished something in his career.

  15. chemicalxv says: May 10, 2010 8:27 PM

    I honestly don’t get why so many people hate Rex Ryan.
    Is it because he’s everything a coach should be?

  16. Empire Jones says: May 10, 2010 8:27 PM

    For how fat he was to begin with, losing 37 pounds after GBP is pathetic.

  17. august says: May 10, 2010 8:29 PM

    I hope he loses most of his weight from his big fat head…and then propmptly signs Corey Dillon…what a doosh!

  18. ethan robert says: May 10, 2010 8:31 PM

    I think in the locker room, it was actually being “informally called The Biggest ‘Weiner'”. But no one wanted to step forward to confirm that.

  19. NYMets says: May 10, 2010 8:42 PM

    The fans of 31 NFL teams hate Rex. It’s because they fear him.

  20. tryagain says: May 10, 2010 8:43 PM

    chemicalxv says: I honestly don’t get why so many people hate Rex Ryan. Is it because he’s everything a coach should be?
    Me either- it’s completely perplexing. I think he’s as refreshing as a cold beer on a hot summer day myself.
    @ Empire Jones– He had lapband not gbp and just a couple of months ago, fool.

  21. robmart0906 says: May 10, 2010 8:50 PM

    what made them do this competition? maybe because they realized how big they were??
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHW8ZwxOiKY

  22. aj says: May 10, 2010 8:52 PM

    I hear these things called diuretics work quite well

  23. coz says: May 10, 2010 8:55 PM

    didn’t this retard get surgery, what a hack

  24. QJ1984 says: May 10, 2010 8:56 PM

    @hellrelle24
    Yeah Harbaugh only took over a 5-11 team and went 23-14 in two years as a head coach. He’s such a sorry p.o.s, that fat ass cant stop talking about his players and trying to imatate him as a coach. Yeah, Play like a Jet, was stolen from John Harbaugh.

  25. august says: May 10, 2010 9:02 PM

    I DO fear Rex Ryan…..fear he may eat me if I get too close…

  26. moolah954 says: May 10, 2010 9:07 PM

    damn pft they put news out just so all these pople can talk shit about the jets another pointless article

  27. Onderin says: May 10, 2010 9:09 PM

    A lot of hate. I think it’s pretty amusing.
    Plus this is a win-win situation for everyone. Rex Ryan gets himself healthier and has found a new way to motivate some of his players. What’s so wrong with this?

  28. Zane says: May 10, 2010 9:11 PM

    In a related story, the Jets have signed Demarcus Ware, Albert Haynesworth, Shawne Merriman, & every other defenseive player whose name is noticeable.
    In an unrelated story, their offense still blows.

  29. JetFan in Miami says: May 10, 2010 9:13 PM

    I love the way how he left out the part that this is being done for Charity. This site blows, im out of here

  30. ticophin says: May 10, 2010 9:31 PM

    Capt. Ahab:
    Ishmael…man the harpoons!!!!

  31. TFBuckFutter says: May 10, 2010 9:33 PM

    “Onderin says:
    May 10, 2010 9:09 PM
    A lot of hate. I think it’s pretty amusing.
    Plus this is a win-win situation for everyone. Rex Ryan gets himself healthier and has found a new way to motivate some of his players. What’s so wrong with this?”
    The fact that it’s akin to Pamela Anderson lecturing flat girls about the importance of being happy with yourself?

  32. vanhelsing says: May 10, 2010 9:33 PM

    charity hell, it just means there will be food for the rest of us

  33. DarnSkippy says: May 10, 2010 9:35 PM

    Are the other two contestants allowed to get weight loss surgery since Fat Rex was allowed to?

  34. Empire Jones says: May 10, 2010 9:40 PM

    tryagain says:
    May 10, 2010 8:43 PM
    @ Empire Jones– He had lapband not gbp and just a couple of months ago, fool.
    I was just quoting the article’s facts, FOOL. You Mr. T??? Or just share the same lame haircut?

  35. FumbleNuts says: May 10, 2010 9:49 PM

    “We can only hope the final weigh-in is televised, with gigantic scales and awkward outfits.”
    This should be a HUGE media event!

  36. Phil Hernon says: May 10, 2010 9:56 PM

    It is all part of his sick master plan B if Edwards and Holmes do not pan out.

  37. NoKoolaidCowboy says: May 10, 2010 10:01 PM

    Absolutely coz! He gets gastric bypass surgery and then challenges his players to lose weight.
    But that is a problem around the league, fat ass coaches. Look at the gas bag in Dallas.
    Way to set the bar!

  38. TFBuckFutter says: May 10, 2010 10:10 PM

    “Empire Jones says:
    May 10, 2010 9:40 PM
    I was just quoting the article’s facts, FOOL. You Mr. T??? Or just share the same lame haircut?”
    WTF?
    Why you gotta insult Mr. T?

  39. jibfest says: May 10, 2010 10:14 PM

    I hope Ryan’s stomach tie pops off during a game, and he balloons up like 40 lbs in front of our eyes. When they show the replay, you can see people behind him running for dear life. Mark Sanchez is on the bench eating hotdogs wondering what all the fuss is about.

  40. jibfest says: May 10, 2010 10:16 PM

    What’s the difference between Mark Sanchez and Michael Vick?
    People don’t get as upset when Mark Sanchez downs a few dogs.

  41. jibfest says: May 10, 2010 10:28 PM

    One more thing. If Ryan wins, they will have to put an * on the trophy that reads:
    The Biggest Winner – 2010 N.Y. Jets Competition – Rex Ryan*
    *- Denotes competitor had Gastric Bypass surgery before competition was held/announced.

  42. dlmcc0909 says: May 10, 2010 10:46 PM

    Why are people hating Rex Ryan for this? The guy is obese and knows he needs to lose weight. HE also has 2 players on his team that need to drop weight as well. Theyre turning it into a competition and having fun with it. Are you people really that serious in life? Theyre doing something positive. Its not like he rounded up Cromartarie and Travis Henry and challenged them to an impregnating contest.

  43. Onderin says: May 10, 2010 10:55 PM

    TFBuckFutter says: May 10, 2010 9:33 PM
    “The fact that it’s akin to Pamela Anderson lecturing flat girls about the importance of being happy with yourself?”
    …not really. He’s their coach. One of the guys that tells them what to do and when to do it. If he wants them to lose weight to be in better condition, he has the right to do so.
    The fact that Rex Ryan is going to participate is a bonus motivation factor for them (besides the possibility of losing their jobs). In no way would they want to lose to Rex Ryan in a weight loss contest. They’d never hear the end of it.

  44. tryagain says: May 10, 2010 11:00 PM

    Empire Jones says: I was just quoting the article’s facts, FOOL. You Mr. T??? Or just share the same lame haircut
    The article points out that he ‘already’ lost close to 40 lbs. which I would think that a brained person who doesn’t even know anything about the situation would infer meant he had the surgery fairly recently. Plus, why comment on the situation if you obviously don’t know anything about it? That’s how I drew the conclusion of fool. And no, I’m not Mr. T and don’t have a mohawk but the thought does make me laugh.

  45. ethan robert says: May 10, 2010 11:14 PM

    @dlmcc0909…Too true, Ryan should be commended for this.
    …..and about the impregnating contest with Cromartie and Travis Henry……..his wife came up with that idea, Rex just went along to keep her happy.
    Give the guy a break for crying out loud.

  46. FriedChicken says: May 10, 2010 11:19 PM

    TFBuckFutter – at least he’s trying to do something about the weight you idiot.

  47. marinofreakout says: May 10, 2010 11:23 PM

    the jets are a midday talkshow

  48. YawnFlorio says: May 11, 2010 12:34 AM

    Patriots51 says:
    May 10, 2010 8:07 PM
    Man i was down in Ny for the Draft… i ran into Rex Ryan at the NBA store.. true story… he looked like such a disguisting piece of crap…. he was rocking a yankees throwback and sweatpants.. seriously he needs the weight loss…
    _________
    Meanwhile, Rex is still laughing at how the Ravens put a SMACKDOWN on your pathetic Pusstriots…while his Jets made it all the way to the AFCCG.
    You Pats fans that post here are lamer than lame. Still trading on titles that were won by cheating.

  49. djruetune says: May 11, 2010 4:16 AM

    The only true New York team is the Bills..HTTR!!!

  50. ampats says: May 11, 2010 7:01 AM

    yawnflorio
    … while the Jests made it all the way to the AFCCG. Trading on titles that were won by cheating.
    since spygate
    2007-AFC Champions
    2009- AFC East Champions
    By the way how is that Jets cameraman doing that was thrown out of Gillette Stadium in 2006???
    The problem with Jests fans is they talk very big but never back it up.
    What did the Jests win last year? Every team gets lucky under certain circunstances and your luck was when the Colts pulled their starters and laid down. And what happened when you played them again with PM?
    Could be a promising season ahead for the red headed stepchild from NY but you don’t win anything in the offseason and the Jests have not won anything in 41 years.
    The only thing the Jests have won are the biggest talkers with nothing to show.
    Typical !!!!
    When you actuallly win something, please let us all know .
    Anyone ever wonder why Rex Ryan was passed over for the Ravens HC position??
    Just asking??????????

  51. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: May 11, 2010 7:31 AM

    Jets fans are easily the most delusional, ridiculous, and abrasive fan base in football. If you don’t believe read all of the “everybody else is jealous posts” on here; jealous of what? All of those Super Bowls? Being the second most popular football team in New York City? Anyway, I digress, because I absolutely love Rex. He is so good for football. In the AFC East, you have two coaches in Belichick and Sparano who play it dry and close to the cuff, almost as if they are professionals or something, you have the Bills that don’t really matter, and now you have Rex Ryan giving awesome soundbite after awesome soundbite. It’s great on two levels; one, Ryan is god damn likable, a sort of bloated Howard Stern, saying whatever he feels and not giving a damn who gets mad, secondly, it gets Jets fans all riled up, to the point that they forget about not winning a Super Bowl since gas cost 35 cents a gallon. The Jets are the redheaded foster child of the NFL, but Rex is their new social worker. Love it. Rex Ryan is one of the best things that has happened to the NFL in the last few years.

  52. Science Teacher says: May 11, 2010 8:01 AM

    Half a Ton!!!! Shared between three men. America excessive? Oh wait, they are big boned.

  53. smithopher says: May 11, 2010 8:03 AM

    I’m a little surprised they want Jenkins to lose weight though, his size helps him dominate his gaps. I wont presume to know more about defense than Rex Ryan though. Damien Woody can probably use a bit of weight just because he’s the run blocking tackle, it wouldn’t hurt to have a bit of athleticism in him so he can possibly slide off his man and make a second block when possible. I think his age might prevent that from happening altogether though.

  54. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: May 11, 2010 8:04 AM

    xscottx says:
    May 10, 2010 8:04 PM
    TFBuckFutter says:
    May 10, 2010 7:56 PM
    Typical of a giant fatass who “loses” a ton of weight.
    Always concerned about other people’s overweightness.
    Bet he’ll outlaw french fries next.
    _________________________
    please refer to them as freedom fries. love the GOP
    _________________________
    The Dems will regulate your freedom fries and tell you how many you can have while spending the tax money they thought they would get by raising the tax on said freedom fries.
    Dems and Repubs are pathetic.

  55. GreenAsGrass says: May 11, 2010 8:08 AM

    I feel like Hard Knocks has already begun, YESSSSSS!!! August can’t get here fast enough.

  56. pondbridge says: May 11, 2010 8:20 AM

    Mrs. Ryan is the easy winner– she can lose 300 pounds of blubber by divorcing Fatso’s stapled, sorry ass.

  57. It puts the lotion on the skin says: May 11, 2010 8:50 AM

    They should just proclaim, that the first person to see his own dick again (for the first time in years) wins the competition.

  58. GRpatriot says: May 11, 2010 8:55 AM

    Way to go Rex! You get the rubberband around that stomach, now your Richard Simmons?
    Blah. blah, blah…….blah blah….Open mouth insert foot! JSTFU! As much as they love you in NY now, is how fast they’ll turn on you when it goes south. Here’s the funny thing…You’re providing them with the ammo…..keep writing that check….
    You should look into a lip band?

  59. FreeAgentPro says: May 11, 2010 9:08 AM

    Pat fans should look into the Cheat Band..oh wait, Goodell already banned cheating in Foxborough, so it’s called a CheatBanned…lol

  60. Empire Jones says: May 11, 2010 9:40 AM

    tryagain says:
    May 10, 2010 11:00 PM
    Empire Jones says: I was just quoting the article’s facts, FOOL. You Mr. T??? Or just share the same lame haircut
    The article points out that he ‘already’ lost close to 40 lbs. which I would think that a brained person who doesn’t even know anything about the situation would infer meant he had the surgery fairly recently. Plus, why comment on the situation if you obviously don’t know anything about it? That’s how I drew the conclusion of fool. And no, I’m not Mr. T and don’t have a mohawk but the thought does make me laugh.
    ==================
    Okay, you want to talk facts, but you don’t really use them.
    Ryan had surgery two months ago (March 13).
    That’s 8 1/2 weeks. So he hasn’t even lost 5 pounds a week. Your first week after should see at leas 10-15 pound weight loss.
    That’s not a good number for a guy that is on his feet all day and walking around a field evaluating players.
    That’s not a good number for a guy that has access to healthy food all day at team buffets that would serve chicken, fruits, vegetables.
    That’s not a good number period. Not even for a guy that works a desk job and has none of the advantages Rex Ryan does.
    Most fat guys can lose the same 4-5 lbs a week by just cutting fat and calories. If you know anyone thathas had any type of procedure done, guys will lose 5-10 pounds a week easy. Ryan is easily 150-200 lbs overweight and the pounds should be dropping much faster at this initial start.
    And actually, the whole point of my posts is to point out that a guy so out of control with his own physical being shouldn’t be the guy trying to motivate his players. When they see his lack of self-control, his words fall on deaf ears.

  61. scrapdawg12 says: May 11, 2010 9:51 AM

    Hey Rex, your being suspended for cheating. You had surgery done

  62. stanjam says: May 11, 2010 9:55 AM

    ——————————————————————
    # chemicalxv says: May 10, 2010 8:27 PM
    I honestly don’t get why so many people hate Rex Ryan.
    Is it because he’s everything a coach should be?
    ——————————————————————-
    You ARE kidding, right? I know it is typical of a fan to think no wrong of their new coach, but if you can not see why Rex is not great head coach material you have serious issues in objectivity. The man is talented, but is better suited to a coaching role where there is someone to keep him in check. This year could be disastrous for the Jets. They have recently acquired a number of players that are prima donnas, and you need a head coach that can keep all the egos on this team in check. Look at the Chargers with LT and Norv Turner. They had what was probably the most talented team in the NFL, but Norv couldn’t keep the egos in check. You have LT and Rivers, and Merriman starting out the season talking their heads off about how talented the team is, and talking like the SB is basically a foregone conclusion. They start believing their own hype, so when things start going badly they start the blame game, since the problem obviously couldn’t be them since they are so great, Then they start really falling apart when they need to be functioning as a unit.
    Rex needs to keep them in check, or the same thing will happen to them as it happened to the Chargers, and the Ravens. Problem is that the coach has the same problem, and can’t stop talking about how great he and his team are. His mouth will add to these egos, and the fall will be ugly. They have very little chance of functioning as a team when they will be most needed. And while a weight loss program and/or challenge is a great idea, you do not challenge your players to a competition with you AFTER you have been given a decidedly unfair advantage! The players might lose a bit initially, but i would imagine that the end result will be resentment, and maybe weight GAIN. Rex will win because of his advantage, and I doubt he will miss an opportunity to gloat, either in public or to the players. The players will be resentful because their coach is gloating after having an unfair advantage, and they will either bow out of the contest, or simply stop trying. Worse, if they try to win, they will likely not be in great shape for football, since they will have to diet in an unhealthy manner if they wish to keep up with a man who has had weight loss surgery.

  63. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: May 11, 2010 10:00 AM

    FreeAgentPro says: May 11, 2010 9:08 AM
    Pat fans should look into the Cheat Band..oh wait, Goodell already banned cheating in Foxborough, so it’s called a CheatBanned…lol
    __________________________________________________
    Translation: I’m so lonely. Why can’t I see a penis when I look down? Why have I never been with a woman? Why do I still live with my mom? Why do I not realize that, in addition to not being funny, I’m a sad, pathetic, friendless adult-virgin? Oh well, time to go play World of Warcraft.

  64. UckTheFeagles says: May 11, 2010 10:20 AM

    How great would it be if they were all caught using meth in an attempt to win?

  65. checktheblock says: May 11, 2010 10:39 AM

    What a clown

  66. Doctor Connors says: May 11, 2010 10:44 AM

    Jimmy Johnson: Yeah I did the same thing.
    Bill Cowher: We had wristbands to protect against stuff like that.
    Jay Fiedler: They wouldn’t have known our signals anyways.
    Herm Edwards: (seen waving to Matt Walsh on the “game breaking” spygate tapes).
    Chargers cheerleaders: (their butts can be seen on another spygate tape, if that’s not a game changer, I don’t know what is!)

  67. tryagain says: May 11, 2010 12:19 PM

    @ Empire Jones-
    Taken directly from the lap-band website of frequently asked questions:
    Although your results may vary, the average Lap-Band patient loses about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds per week and about 50% of his or her excess weight within the first year of surgery.

  68. FootballFanatik says: May 11, 2010 12:39 PM

    august says:
    “I hope he loses most of his weight from his big fat head…and then propmptly signs Corey Dillon…what a doosh!”
    ——————————–
    And in related news, august can’t even get past the third grade, despite this being his fourth try.
    Really, you nitwit : propmptly? doosh?????
    hahahahahahahahahahaha
    You are an idiot’s idiot.
    F off, window licker.

  69. JetChris says: May 11, 2010 12:45 PM

    Funny how most of you say your sick of hearing/readin about the Jets yet you continue to comment and read about them. Rex Ryan sure has made the Jets the talk of the NFL

  70. FootballFanatik says: May 11, 2010 12:52 PM

    JetChris, you are right! Everyone is trying their best to slam the Jets, but it’s proven that fear is a huge motivator. If they didn’t care, they wouldn’t be posting.

  71. robsterNY says: May 15, 2010 10:07 AM

    Rex Ryan is the best thing that happened to the Jets since Joe Namath and Weeb and Probably to the NFL in the last 30 yrs. as far as head coaches go. Im so sick of watching head coaches Tip-Toe through interviews and press confrences,so damn scared to say the wrong thing or offened anyone. They all have to walk this line in order for the franchise that they work for to appear so clean and politicly correct.New York knew exactly what they were getting when they hired Rex. He is a guy who says what he means and doest care what you think of him …alot of these haters out there wish they had the stones to do the same. You can come up with all the stupid shallow fat jokes you want….Real loosers always go after something thats easy to moch…And you know it alls out there who know how his career is going to be…..Just SHUT UP and lets see what happens. GO JETS!!!….God Bless REX!!

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