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Rob Ryan addresses Rex’s foot fetish

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One of the most bizarre stories of the 2010 season came from the discovery of online foot-fetish photos and videos featuring the wife of Jets coach Rex Ryan.  The coach who generally talks about anything and everything consistently slammed the door on this particular topic, calling it a personal matter until the media stopped asking about it.

It has since bubbled up once or twice, thanks to (for example) Patriots receiver Wes Welker, who was benched at the outset of the playoff game between the two teams after making a string of snarky remarks about the subject to the press.

Months later, at a time when the issue was otherwise dead, it has again been dusted off.  This time, the offender was the man who once shared a womb with Rex.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan sounded off on the issue in the Cowboys’ locker room on Monday, according to Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

“Aw hell who cares,” Rob Ryan said of Rex, six days before the Cowboys and the Jets square off on NBC’s Sunday Night Football.  “Believe me, everybody has whatever screwed up thing going on.  I don’t care.  I’m sure you do, and everybody else that points fingers.  Who cares?  Everybody has a life off the field.  Who gives a crap?  I’m sure I’m worse than he is.  So big deal.”

As Hill astutely points out, Rob Ryan’s comments provide something that neither Rex nor the Jets had ever supplied:  Confirmation.

“Naw, I mean hell, he is a little freaky I guess,” Rob Ryan said.  “Hell, I don’t know.  I like everything about my wife.  She got great feet, too.  She got everything nice.  What the hell.”
Rob surely meant no harm; in a roundabout way, he was trying to help Rex.  Still, it remains to be seen whether Rex will be upset with his twin brother — and, if he is, whether Rex will make that known to the media, or to anyone.  (Or guess is that, when Rex is asked about his brother’s comments, Rex will say what he said last year.  Nothing.)
At a time when the Ryans’ coaching abilities and bravado have largely overcome the perception that they are wired to say too much, Rob may have harmed his ability to become a head coach by committing the kind of indiscretion that could make it even harder for an owner to entrust Rob Ryan to be the face and voice of an NFL franchise.  With that job comes access to all sorts of franchise secrets.  If Rob doesn’t know when to say “no comment,” he may not be deemed worthy to hold the kind of position that Rex has achieved.
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75 Responses to “Rob Ryan addresses Rex’s foot fetish”
  1. jimmysimpson55 says: Sep 5, 2011 3:46 PM

    Wow, the Ryans just got even more disgusting.

  2. joelvis72 says: Sep 5, 2011 3:46 PM

    Google image search terms that I never dreamed of typing, until now: “rob ryan wife.”

  3. gerard33 says: Sep 5, 2011 3:47 PM

    Come on Mike, the Ryans don’t say “no comment”, that’s what makes them the Ryans. I liked his comments.

  4. canadianvikingfaniii says: Sep 5, 2011 3:47 PM

    He’s right no matter how much fun it is to poke fun at Rex.

  5. seneca1ss says: Sep 5, 2011 3:48 PM

    I’m amazed how he’s able to stick his foot in his mouth over and over again

  6. djteknision1200 says: Sep 5, 2011 3:48 PM

    Oh boy..Here is the start of week long media coverage of 2 of the biggest mouths in the NFL I hope the game match the hype that is about to be forced on us.

  7. rcunningham says: Sep 5, 2011 3:49 PM

    Greatest headline of all time.

  8. stevemcguigan says: Sep 5, 2011 3:51 PM

    I would think that the number one thing preventing Rob Ryan from becoming a head coach is the fact that he’s not a good coach.

  9. greengob1in says: Sep 5, 2011 3:52 PM

    “She got great feet, too. She got everything nice.”

    These Ryan brothers are some high powered intellects, huh.

  10. wtf__seriously says: Sep 5, 2011 3:53 PM

    I agree 100% with Rob: it’s Rex’s wife, they’re consenting adults, and the Jets franchise name, nor Rex’s name, was ever mingled with what he was posting. An investigative, Enquirer-trash type reporter had to put A+B+C together to figure this out. Other than the posters/haters on this site needing something to cling to, really…who cares?

  11. rockieschef says: Sep 5, 2011 3:53 PM

    I guess Robbys feet are suspect too

  12. beeroncos says: Sep 5, 2011 3:53 PM

    Good job guys. Riding the coattails of a gossip reporter. 🙂

  13. terrellblowens says: Sep 5, 2011 3:53 PM

    You talk about Rob Ryan like he has head coach credentials. He is an average defensive coordinator at best. Rex Ryan had consistently great defenses, and as much as I hate him, he deserves to hold a head coaching job. Rob really hasn’t proven himself to be head coach material. Dallas has a good front 7… if Rob can’t get it done there, he’s probably not a head coaching candidate anywhere

  14. socaljetsfan says: Sep 5, 2011 3:53 PM

    what he said was “To all the media that is trying to make a story out of nothing, give it a rest, nobody cares” But somehow this will get turned into something else too

  15. jacunn2000 says: Sep 5, 2011 3:54 PM

    Wouldn’t people with a foot fetish be called PEDIfiles?

  16. flavordave says: Sep 5, 2011 3:54 PM

    Tikis flabbergasted about this.

  17. descendency says: Sep 5, 2011 3:54 PM

    Damn. I was hoping Rob made fun of Rex… this isn’t very Ryan like 😦

  18. scott8nj says: Sep 5, 2011 3:54 PM

    Rob Ryan provided confirmation? The video kept some people guessing? Wake up. He said nothing wrong, he simply chose NOT to hide behind “no comment”. If he turns that underachieving defense into a strength, he will get a head coaching job.

  19. patssmelllikepoo says: Sep 5, 2011 3:56 PM

    I think you read into rational comments a little too much, just a little. If an owner doesn’t hire Rob Ryan for an honest opinion into humanity who wants to work for that guy?

  20. couldntthinkofaname says: Sep 5, 2011 3:56 PM

    Amazing that these two Ryan brothers just can’t shut up. Perhaps Rob should have addressed the fact that nobody would’ve even known about this whole thing if that video hadn’t been put on the internet.

    Nah, that would confuse him way too much.

  21. scudbot says: Sep 5, 2011 3:56 PM

    Finally! Thanks!

  22. duanethomas says: Sep 5, 2011 3:57 PM


  23. giantfan92 says: Sep 5, 2011 3:59 PM

    WOW! What would we do without this vital information!

  24. drgfri says: Sep 5, 2011 3:59 PM

    Now let’s go eat some God damned pizza!

  25. 4512dawg4512 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:02 PM

    Hahaha! I forgot about Welker throwing those jabs at Rex, that was hilarious!

  26. 305phinphan says: Sep 5, 2011 4:02 PM

    Big deal the guys likes feet. Probably because he misses being able to see his.

  27. jarobinewsome says: Sep 5, 2011 4:03 PM

    Sounds like Rex just put his “foot” in his mouth as well!!

  28. tomservo24 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:04 PM

    Wow, someone please hire this guy as head coach. Preferably the Bills or Dolphins so these two guys can go against each other twice a year. Think about the epic press conferences.

    j0esixpack says:
    Sep 5, 2011 3:59 PM
    “This time, the offender was the man who once shared a womb with Rex.”

    Just to be clear. Which “Mrs. Ryan” are we talking about here?

    BWAHAHA, that is awesome. And sadly probably true.

  29. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:05 PM

    Sick of hearing about Rex Ryan. And we’re going to destroy that blitz-happy Cowboys team now that you know that’s what Rob is into. They don’t have the secondary to blitz like that.

  30. herlies says: Sep 5, 2011 4:05 PM

    I really have tried hard to like the Ryans.

    I’ve tried to find them interesting, compelling and fun. But it’s not going to happen.

  31. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 5, 2011 4:06 PM

    One in every five people has a foot fetish.

  32. eaglesblow says: Sep 5, 2011 4:09 PM


  33. macker1283 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:09 PM

    So apparently Mike doesn’t think videos of Rex Ryan and his wife “provided confirmation.” Interesting. Mike must also not believe we dont have confirmation that man landed on the moon either. Rex didn’t have to “confirm” anything.

  34. habsman says: Sep 5, 2011 4:10 PM

    Never in the history of professional sports has a coach and an organization been more made for each other. Both are total laughing stocks.

  35. nokoolaidcowboy says: Sep 5, 2011 4:17 PM

    Can’t we just have some football already? (no pun intended)

  36. bcgreg says: Sep 5, 2011 4:21 PM

    Before I read the article, the only thing that came to mind based on the headline is that “this won’t be good.”

    After reading the article, it’s harmless.

  37. stealthjunk says: Sep 5, 2011 4:23 PM

    Rob really stepped on Rex’s toes here.

  38. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: Sep 5, 2011 4:24 PM

    Worst non-football topic ever written about on PFT!

  39. wholelottacrazygoingon says: Sep 5, 2011 4:32 PM

    How the hell is that confirmation?

  40. snnyjcbs says: Sep 5, 2011 4:33 PM

    I have to laugh at all the High and Mighty that comment on here like they were Father O’Flanagan.

    I am giving 80-1 that the majority commenting on here if their own private quirks got out there would be locked up in Prison. For History has shown it is always the High and Mighty that like to hold themselves up as Saints that end up being the most Perverted among us.

    Hey maybe the Father O Flanagan line above was not the best to use.

  41. kelvinmchale says: Sep 5, 2011 4:35 PM

    “Can I smell ’em?” – Rex Ryan

  42. croghan1919 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:35 PM

    I got ABSOLUTELY NOTHING outta this story.
    Not even a grin.
    What a HUGE waste of internet bandwidth.
    You’d be well advised to stick to football.

  43. touchdownroddywhite says: Sep 5, 2011 4:41 PM

    He didn’t actually confirm anything. He said “who cares” and “everybody has a life outside of football”. Had he said, “Who cares if my brother likes his wifes feet” that would be confirmation.

  44. wawa33 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:42 PM

    Rob Ryan really put his foot in his mouth.

  45. nyjalleffingday says: Sep 5, 2011 4:46 PM


    People still care about this story? You can’t even make any new jokes about it.

  46. wtfchiefs says: Sep 5, 2011 4:49 PM

    Why is this important?
    Why do peole care about this?

  47. icelovinbrotha215 says: Sep 5, 2011 4:51 PM

    I guess the action ‘shut thy mouth’ was never enacted in the Ryan household. Never a dull moment. Buddy taught them well haha.

  48. lawyermalloy says: Sep 5, 2011 4:53 PM

    Unlike most of your followers I don’t interpret tis as confirmation of anything!

  49. flagstaffphotos says: Sep 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    Good thing we got confirmation from Rob – cause I could NOT TELL with my own eyes and ears that the fat dude working the video camera was sexy Rex, LOL!!

    Rex is awesome – puts out some toe-porn, AND takes BB behind the woodshed in his own building in the playoffs. He’s a modern day warrior, to steal a line from Rush – today’s Tom Sawyer.

  50. ndirishfan1 says: Sep 5, 2011 5:13 PM

    Nothing gets me less excited for football than fat men talking about what turns them on. Please stop!!!

  51. steelernfl says: Sep 5, 2011 5:13 PM

    Who cares. Let it go people. If you like this kind of stuff then you really not a football fan. Geez, you women.

  52. cardmagnet says: Sep 5, 2011 5:20 PM

    If Rob can win, nobody is going to care if he said a few things about his brother.

    You can run a dog fighting ring, be tied to a stabbing, shoot yourself and serve prison time, be the head of a collegiate scandal, etc., and still be given everything on a silver platter in the NFL so long as you can be productive.

  53. bostonsports11 says: Sep 5, 2011 5:22 PM

    flagstaffphotos says: Sep 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    Good thing we got confirmation from Rob – cause I could NOT TELL with my own eyes and ears that the fat dude working the video camera was sexy Rex, LOL!!

    Rex is awesome – puts out some toe-porn, AND takes BB behind the woodshed in his own building in the playoffs. He’s a modern day warrior, to steal a line from Rush – today’s Tom Sawyer.

    YOU’RE A FRAUD FLAGSTAFF. You bring the Patriots in to another conversation which they are far removed from. Seems to me you’re a scorned Jets fan upset that BB left to come to NE and created a modern day dynasty. Sorry the 3 rings he won are with the Patriots buddy! get over it!

  54. bensstinkyfingers says: Sep 5, 2011 5:45 PM

    Always trying to one up his brother, Rob has now put out a video of him eating cheetos, and funyuns outof his wifes toes. GO Ryans you guys Rock!

  55. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 5, 2011 5:48 PM


  56. monropoobah says: Sep 5, 2011 6:06 PM

    flagstaffphotos says: Sep 5, 2011 5:12 PM

    Good thing we got confirmation from Rob – cause I could NOT TELL with my own eyes and ears that the fat dude working the video camera was sexy Rex, LOL!!

    ***Rex is awesome – puts out some toe-porn, AND takes BB behind the woodshed in his own building in the playoffs. He’s a modern day warrior, to steal a line from Rush – today’s Tom Sawyer.***


    thought this was actually pretty good. false laughter from the next poster. he knows the pats are past it.

  57. thesmartest1 says: Sep 5, 2011 6:07 PM

    I prefer to judge BB post-tape.

  58. august1969 says: Sep 5, 2011 6:18 PM

    The foot thing wasn’t even the freaky part. It was the ad posted on another website with the same username and location that was looking for input in “all three holes” with the husband watching.

    Thank god. I’m normal after all.

  59. dd393 says: Sep 5, 2011 6:33 PM

    Well, since neither of them can see their own feet, it only follows…

  60. decimasmaximus says: Sep 5, 2011 6:34 PM

    Some people, like the writer of this story, need to get a life. I appreciate Rob Ryan’s openess. It’s refreshing. As a Vikings fan, no offense to the current chief, but should things go poorly I’d take Ryan as our head coach any day of the week. Today’s media thinks way too much of themselves.

  61. bossplayer213 says: Sep 5, 2011 6:39 PM

    Everybody has fantasies/fetishes. It’s normal. Next.

  62. mswravens says: Sep 5, 2011 7:07 PM

    It’s funny how perception becomes reality…the media plays this story as a foot fetish story…and completely ignores the fact that Rex was posting on swingers sites looking for a 3rd party he could watch with his wife. For the life of me, I will never understand how that much more shocking & deviant part of the story got totally thrown aside…

    All that said, I’m much more interested in the fact that Rex keeps insisting that he can resurrect any career (e.g., Vernon Gholston & Aaron Maybin) only to discover he’s not nearly as good as his big mouth says he is! If making loud making proclomations of greatness that go unfulfilled is a sin, then he’ll have plenty to answer for in the after-life on that count alone!!!

  63. mistrezzrachael says: Sep 5, 2011 7:08 PM

    Every guy is into something …women too trust me. clowns like flagstaff that we all need to worry about…sick degenerates that make Rexy’s foot fetish look like vanilla ice cream.

    flagstaff enjoys the tour around the mammal safe.

  64. bensstinkyfingers says: Sep 5, 2011 8:21 PM

    At least their not into felching.

  65. bnwpnw says: Sep 5, 2011 8:28 PM

    Appreciate the somewhat tortured justification in the last paragraph for keeping this story alive, but the ongoing obsession with the topic is making me wonder if the PFT editors might be sneaking away after hours themselves to fondle supple ankles in the infamous NYC foot-fetish dens down by the meat-packing district.

  66. tunescribe says: Sep 5, 2011 8:30 PM

    No, Rob. Pimping your wife out to strangers on an Internet alt/fetish site and saying you “want to see her take it in all three holes” is not just everyday kink. It’s disturbed.

  67. citizenstrange says: Sep 5, 2011 8:31 PM

    I have posted this before.

    If the worst thing about Rex Ryan is a foot fetish … with his WIFE …. he should be nominated for sainthood.

  68. richm2256 says: Sep 5, 2011 8:45 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.

  69. leatherface2012 says: Sep 5, 2011 9:37 PM

    sometimes i like sleeping with my head down by my wife’s feet under the covers ……so what?

  70. mistrezzrachael says: Sep 5, 2011 9:40 PM

    Flagstaff prefers the whole foot instead of the fist.

  71. goforthanddie says: Sep 5, 2011 9:53 PM

    “Who gives a crap? I’m sure I’m worse than he is. So big deal.”

    The foot thing is irrelevant. Now I must know what sort of freakshow Rob is.

  72. hauts81 says: Sep 5, 2011 10:03 PM

    confirmation? were some still questioning whether or not that was actually Rex and Mrs. Ryan?

  73. yajas says: Sep 5, 2011 11:33 PM

    Rob is right. A foot fettish may be odd and a huge turn-off to 99% of the world (it’s definitely not my thing) but we all fall into the 1% for something somewhere.

    Now where did I set those handcuffs…

  74. dolfan8385 says: Sep 5, 2011 11:33 PM

    Why is it that anytime one of these 2 idiots say anything all I can think of is frat parties.

  75. wtf__seriously says: Sep 6, 2011 9:17 AM

    What does this have to do with football? Why are you all so interested in what Rex and his wife do as two consenting adults? Your obsession with that is the disturbing part in this. That, and the grade school foot jokes that stopped being funny 48 hours after the story broke.

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