Sunday’s game between the Browns and the Jets has plenty of plot lines. Cleveland coach Eric Mangini has injected into the discussion a pretty big one.
Regarding Rex’s recent weight loss efforts, Mangini had this to say on Thursday: “I think everyone in New York is happy about that, except maybe Macy’s losing one of their floats.”
“He took a shot at me and it wobbled me,” Ryan said Friday in response. “There is no question about it, it staggered me.
“So I’ve got one message to say to Eric Mangini: You’ve just made the list buddy.”
Despite the fact that Rex Ryan now has the job from which Mangini was fired after the 2008 season, Mangini and Ryan have a very good relationship. Mangini has spoken on multiple occasions regarding his relationship with Rex and his twin brother, Rob, who currently works for Mangini in Cleveland.
Mangini has gotten noticeably thinner himself this year, but Rex Ryan encourages more displays of humor that would be characteristic of someone who has the body type that connotes “jolly.”
“That’s the Mangini I know,” Rex Ryan said of Mangini’s rare public display of humor.