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Rex Ryan offers non-response after Rob’s foot-fetish remarks

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Last year, when the bizarre stories of Jets coach Rex Ryan and his wife being involved in foot-fetish videos became public, Ryan handled the story by mostly ignoring it. That was smart: As Congressman Anthony Weiner would learn the hard way several months later, when you’ve posted embarrassing things about yourself online, you only make it worse if you try to deny it.

The strategy of ignoring it, however, became harder today when Ryan’s twin brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, talked about the matter.

But for his part, Rex Ryan is still not going to get into it, no matter what his brother says. Rex was asked at his press conference today to respond to his brother’s comments, and he wouldn’t.

“I’ll say this, if it’s a personal matter then you know what my response is going to be, ‘It’s a personal matter,'” Rex Ryan said, as transcribed by the team’s PR staff. “It was a personal matter then, it will be a personal matter now, tomorrow and years later.”

With the Jets hosting the Cowboys on Sunday, Rex Ryan said he will be talking to Rob — but more about getting tickets for the whole family than anything else.

“We will definitely speak this week,” Rex Ryan said. “I spoke with him, he wanted to upgrade his tickets and all that stuff so I talked to him about that. I think they are coming here for a vacation, that’s what it sounded like to me. We’ll get after each other, no question.”

And part of the brothers getting after each other may involve Rex asking Rob to kindly refrain from opening his mouth about personal matters.

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  1. giorgiom3 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:04 PM

    If it was truly “personal,” Rex and his wife wouldn’t have posted creepy videos online. It’s already out there, man up to it and squash it.

    On a side note, that is still the creepiest video I’ve ever seen.

  2. orangeflh says: Sep 5, 2011 9:06 PM

    Wow, look at that. Real people, that actually let things other than “coach speak” come out of their mouths from time to time.

    Give ‘em hell, Ryan bros.

  3. t16rich says: Sep 5, 2011 9:09 PM

    I hear he choses his kickers based off of who has prettier feet.

  4. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 PM

    He should say to Rob “Hey….you know nobody likes to think about fat old guys having sex. So have some respect for everyone in America and stop bringing it up.”

  5. mrbigass says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 PM

    The vids aren’t near as creepy/gross/icky as the pics of her……uh, lady parts.

  6. CKL says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 PM

    This is the only topic that when he is questioned about it, RR answers just as BB would.

  7. thesmartest1 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 PM

    Such a non-story….

  8. waldoampere says: Sep 5, 2011 9:10 PM

    “On a side note, that is still the creepiest video I’ve ever seen.”

    Either you really hate the Jets, are exaggerating, or have lived an incredibly sheltered life.

  9. richm2256 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:12 PM

    It appears that everyone forgot this wasn’t just about a foot fetish; Ryan had posted a pesonal ad looking for someone to gangbang his wife, dominating and”fisting” her.

    Nice guy,to be sure.

  10. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 9:12 PM

    I heard a rumor that teams are preparing to play football against each other.

  11. ninjapleazee says: Sep 5, 2011 9:13 PM

    shouldn’t these idiots be more concerned about their father’s cancer instead of humiliating the family even more

  12. iknowitallandmore says: Sep 5, 2011 9:17 PM

    open mouth and insert foot, err umm toes.

  13. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 9:18 PM

    Welcome to the latest installment of Overstuffed Blowhards Say The Darndest Uninteresting Things.

  14. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:18 PM

    1.How on earth could a story about a football coaches’ foot fetish linger like this one has(or exist altogether…for that matter)?

    2.Who in their right mind decided that this kind of stuff is newsworthy?

    3.What caliber of news to you intend to report about?

    4.What the hells goin’ on around here?

  15. zimaman says: Sep 5, 2011 9:24 PM

    Gotta luv Jabba the Jet don’t you

    He shoots his mouth off on just about any topic. The Jabba has an opinion or answer for everything.

    So when he says “it’s personal” then it means “its true and I am embarrassed and don’t WANT to tell you it’s true”.

  16. randomjim says: Sep 5, 2011 9:24 PM

    He doesn’t say anything because he is afraid of putting his foot in his mouth.
    ba dum bump!!!!

  17. mojosmagic says: Sep 5, 2011 9:25 PM

    The Ryan’s have always had a way of putting a foot in their mouth.

  18. stanmackley says: Sep 5, 2011 9:31 PM

    its weird i thought football season started this week…

  19. localbandhero says: Sep 5, 2011 9:33 PM

    Does anyone else think Rob simply spoke about it to make it an issue for Rex this week? Just add another distraction.

  20. wtfchiefs says: Sep 5, 2011 9:33 PM

    Can we PLEASE quit getting updates on foot fetish stories…please?

  21. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 9:34 PM

    In football news that might be of interest to a few people anyway, Donald Driver needs 42 receiving yards to break James Lofton’s all time Green Bay Packers reception record of 9,656 yards. Anybody got anything else?

  22. nep1283 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:42 PM

    wes welker is prolly dyin to say sumthing

  23. firstand4ever says: Sep 5, 2011 9:42 PM

    What’s “creepier”?…. A man making a video with his wife or a bunch of people watching the whole video and then calling the person in it and his wife creepy.

    People need to stop focusing on what a man does with his wife and more on what really matters when it comes to football.

    It’s pretty awesome that you have two excellent football coaches on two historic teams in prominent positions. Who both happen to be twin brothers and who both happen to have a legendary father for a coach. It’s an awesome story. Say a prayer for Buddy Ryan who is trying yet again to beat cancer.

    Rex Ryan is a very good football coach and he’s a great guy. I judge a man by what his friends and family say about him. The people he works with and for. There is no doubt that he is a polarizing personality. If he is on your side, You love him. If he is not, You hate him. I do feel however that he gets too much heat for a guy who really doesn’t deserve it.

    Rex is great for the game. There is nothing wrong with how open or honest he is. What you see is what you get.

  24. rushbacker says: Sep 5, 2011 9:47 PM

    Fascinating stuff.

  25. firstand4ever says: Sep 5, 2011 9:48 PM

    ninjapleazee says:Sep 5, 2011 9:13 PM

    shouldn’t these idiots be more concerned about their father’s cancer instead of humiliating the family even more
    ———————————————————

    Look in the mirror.

    Two men have a father who is trying to beat cancer again and you think that they are not thinking about his well being. That’s idiotic.

    How did the Ryans humilate the family? Rex refuses to talk about his personal affairs with his wife and Rob answered questions from the media who asked about his brother’s personal affairs with his wife.

    In this case, The media are idiots. Rob’s fault is trying to be honest and trying not to be combative with the media on a subject that I am sure he doesn’t want to discuss.

    What’s idiotic and humiliating is when people judge others without knowing anything.

  26. sedcontra97 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:51 PM

    I hope NYC restaurants increase their food inventory in the event of a Ryan family visit.

  27. rockieschef says: Sep 5, 2011 9:52 PM

    Rob looks like Kenny Rodgers

  28. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 9:59 PM

    Rob looks like Kenny Rogers after he swallowed Lucille.

  29. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Sep 5, 2011 10:00 PM

    one of the few times when many, many folks will be pulling for dallas to win

  30. raiderapologist says: Sep 5, 2011 10:06 PM

    scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 9:34 PM

    In football news that might be of interest to a few people anyway, Donald Driver needs 42 receiving yards to break James Lofton’s all time Green Bay Packers reception record of 9,656 yards. Anybody got anything else?

    Coached wide receivers at San Diego and Oakland, got beat out by none other than Lane Kiffin for HC job. Might have sucked as Raider coach, but Kiffin left no doubt.

  31. murraysons says: Sep 5, 2011 10:07 PM

    Seriously though, feet are kinda gross or at the very least not attractive, i don’t get it. I guess I’m the weird one for focusing on the tna huh

  32. jagmania65 says: Sep 5, 2011 10:10 PM

    Rob is just onder family orders to act like the heel in this whole thing. And as a good brother, he’s toeing the line…

  33. steelergold says: Sep 5, 2011 10:16 PM

    Ironic that Rex is a foot–ball coach.

  34. ninjapleazee says: Sep 5, 2011 10:32 PM

    firstand4ever says: Sep 5, 2011 9:48 PM

    Look in the mirror.

    ———————————————————
    Why should I look in the mirror to realize that these two idiots are nothing more than overrated loud mouths. What have they done in the league besides weekly rambles about how great they are or having the REAL football fans being disgusted with their fetishes. It’s ok to have character but these clowns have done NOTHING in their careers. Can’t wait til they get canned and go back to their trailer parks where they belong. Yes, I JUDGE them for what they represent through the media, I do not need to know them to make judgement of idiots when I hear the crap that comes out of their mouths.

  35. Curly Coated Retriever Dogs says: Sep 5, 2011 10:43 PM

    NFL Rules Committee: How ’bout something against chest bumping between the brother who ate a billion burritos and the brother who injects cheetos?????

  36. stairwayto7 says: Sep 5, 2011 10:55 PM

    It appears that the “OVERRATED AND OVERWEIGHT” Ryan brothers only worry about feet and not the games! No wonder they will NEVER be Super Bowl winners!

  37. rectumnearlykilledem says: Sep 5, 2011 10:56 PM

    Rex said, “It’s a personal matter. And if anybody would like to ‘meet’ my wife and her feet you can check out our page on alt.com. I’m the one listed under ‘bi-curious’, okay?”

    It would be funny if it wasn’t true. Average coach but above average cuckold. Ugghhh.

  38. krashie21 says: Sep 5, 2011 10:59 PM

    Isn’t THERE game on NBC?????

    I’m a little surprised they would go that far….but, we have a game to hype.

    At the same time, there’s nothing wrong with a little friendly (and perhaps, disturbing) trash talk is there????

  39. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 11:15 PM

    raiderapologist: You? Infinitely cool. I’m envious.

  40. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 11:31 PM

    Family Reunion at the Ryans: Hilarious hijinx as Rob and Rex Dutch Oven each other, Jagermeister flows free and Mrs. Rex takes on whoever shows up. I thought this was supposed to be about pro football, goddamnit. I had to put up with a summer of bs “negotiations” and keep reading about at least six teams who will definitely be moving to a town that couldn’t support a team three times and a dozen teams who are angling for Anointed Andrew Luck. And foot fetish jokes ad nauseum. Please, please, please: Can we have some real football info?

  41. phillybirds says: Sep 5, 2011 11:40 PM

    Orange that was a good post. Although the topic is kinda crazy, it’s cool to see coaches act like human beings and not robots. I miss the old days. Everything goes by the book these days

  42. Deb says: Sep 5, 2011 11:45 PM

    Even before this little bit of titillation, reporters were fascinated by the twins. But that still doesn’t quite explain why Rob is giving press conferences and the game is being billed as a Clash of the Titanic Ryans. Does anyone other than Jason Garrett remember Rob is just a coordinator?

  43. yajas says: Sep 5, 2011 11:48 PM

    ninjapleazee says: “shouldn’t these idiots be more concerned about their father’s cancer instead of humiliating the family even more”

    Exactly. When your dad has cancer, every answer to every question should be about him or it means you’re not concerned about him.

    Reporter: “Do you think you’ll win this week?”
    Ryan: “How should I know? My dad has cancer.”

    Waitress: “May I take your order?”
    Rob: “No. My dad has cancer.”

  44. thetooloftools says: Sep 5, 2011 11:57 PM

    this really is such a non story. i mean seriously.

  45. mike83ri says: Sep 6, 2011 12:53 AM

    The private events that I filmed and then posted online to share with the public is a personal matter.

    The online swinging dating sites in which my wife had a public profile to meet other people is also a personal matter.

    This guy talks a big game but once he’s faced with adversity he gets real quiet.

  46. monropoobah says: Sep 6, 2011 3:48 AM

    the fact that most of the foot ‘jokes’ are getting thumbs down is restoring my faith in the human race. thank you all very much

  47. jetfanfolife says: Sep 6, 2011 5:38 AM

    giorgiom3 says:
    Sep 5, 2011 9:04 PM
    If it was truly “personal,” Rex and his wife wouldn’t have posted creepy videos online. It’s already out there, man up to it and squash it.

    On a side note, that is still the creepiest video I’ve ever seen.

    ———————————————

    He hasn’t denied either, it’s his personal life. How about you get over it?

    To answer your other stupid comment; this is the creepiest video you ever seen? What are you 10?

  48. supashug says: Sep 6, 2011 7:29 AM

    So we are saying someone running off at the mouth might bother Rex Ryan, lets hope

  49. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 6, 2011 7:40 AM

    1 in every 5 men has a foot fetish.

    4 out of 5 has some sort of fetish.

  50. boothisman says: Sep 6, 2011 7:55 AM

    Two overhyped coaches on two overhyped teams, who cares?

  51. mattsffrd says: Sep 6, 2011 8:02 AM

    white trash

  52. wtf__seriously says: Sep 6, 2011 9:07 AM

    mike83ri says:
    The private events that I filmed and then posted online to share with the public is a personal matter.

    The online swinging dating sites in which my wife had a public profile to meet other people is also a personal matter.

    This guy talks a big game but once he’s faced with adversity he gets real quiet.

    ——————————————
    Mike, Rex and his wife did not have anything in the profile or the video outright connecting them to it. The Jets were never mentioned, Rex’s name was never mentioned. Yet, the segment of the media catering to gossip mongers has to keep bringing it up. Of course Rex is going to not comment.
    What would you say if someone asked you how many times you think your wife/girlfriend faked it?? It’s none of their business?? Right. It’s no one’s business. Get a life and stop worrying about what another couple do together.

  53. wtf__seriously says: Sep 6, 2011 9:11 AM

    Why does everyone care what another married couple does together? Seriously, are your vanilla lives really that boring?

    Can we drop this please and maybe talk about football?

  54. powderedme says: Sep 6, 2011 9:20 AM

    Dude’s hot for his wife’s feet. It’s kinda weird, but so what? He’s not hurting anyone, let it go.

  55. spharrgcs says: Sep 6, 2011 9:25 AM

    This has to be the most amusing non-football NFL story since the Ontarrio Smith’s misuse of the Original Whizzinator.

  56. eaglesblow says: Sep 6, 2011 9:39 AM

    if there was nothing in the video to connect them to it then how did they get connected to it?

  57. eaglesblow says: Sep 6, 2011 9:41 AM

    Rob didn’t give a press conference a reporter asked him a question in the locker room! Reading is fundamental, people!

  58. dieseltrain says: Sep 6, 2011 10:09 AM

    rob is a clown. sibling jealousy.

  59. trickbunny says: Sep 6, 2011 10:42 AM

    God, I’m SO glad neither of these clowns is associated with my team (anymore.) As a Browns fan, I got so sick and tired of hearing Rob run his fat yap about how his D was gonna handle the other team… only to watch his D fold faster than Superman on laundry day in nearly every game. And it would always be bad D calls on his part- not the players being worn out. Rob Ryan is the king of “We have a one TD lead at the beginning of the 4th qtr.- let’s just play zone from here on out and hope they don’t come back on us.”

    Now Cowboys fans are starting to learn about this chump. All hot air- just like his brother. The only difference between the two is that Rex has had (arguably) slightly better talent to work with, and therefore they’ve helped back up his yammering a few times. Rob hasn’t even been that lucky.

    Like father, like sons: Loudmouths losing respect on a daily basis.

  60. latrobe21 says: Sep 6, 2011 4:33 PM

    Rex would love to tell Rob, “open mouth, insert foot.”

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