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Rob Ryan will undergo lap-band procedure

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As we sweep up the loose ends from the week that was and look ahead to another Monday-through-Friday of NFL-related developments, here’s one last morsel from the league meetings.

While in Florida, Jets coach Rex Ryan said that his fraternal twin brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, will undergo the same lap-band procedure that Rex had two years ago.

Per Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said that Rob Ryan is engaged in preparations for the procedure, and that Rob Ryan is working every day.

Rob Ryan has been regarded as a potential head-coaching candidate, but there’s a belief in league circles that most owners will shy away from candidates who are overweight.

In Rob Ryan’s case, it may not be what goes in his mouth but what comes out of it that is holding him back.  Rex was quiet in the years preceding his ascension of the Jets’ head-coaching job. Some would say Rob already is nearly as brash as his brother; if/when Rob is a head coach, there’s a chance he’ll be even more boisterous than Rex.

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63 Responses to “Rob Ryan will undergo lap-band procedure”
  1. usmutts says: Apr 1, 2012 7:05 PM

    Is ther a lap-brain procedure those guys could take?

  2. gotampabay52 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:05 PM

    Seriously craziest off season heard everything this off season

  3. 7to10for6allday says: Apr 1, 2012 7:07 PM

    Both ryans are idiots. One has the tebow circus and the other has Jerry’s kids lol

  4. stubbyjones says: Apr 1, 2012 7:07 PM

    Stop stuffing food in your mouth and move around a bit…Good God man you have access to some of the best nutritionists, trainers and facilities in the world. Youre just lazy and want the easy way out..believe me..it aint the easy way out…its forced starvation..if you dont adapt, youll stretch that band out too..look at rex…

  5. howmanyringsyourteamgot says: Apr 1, 2012 7:07 PM

    I thought what was holding him back was that his defenses have been mediocre at best.

  6. madd5555likesthedudes says: Apr 1, 2012 7:11 PM

    typical, slobs chose an operation over exercising and not eating so much…

  7. thejuddstir says: Apr 1, 2012 7:17 PM

    Duct tape over the mouth would serve both Ryans better and in more ways than one.

  8. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 1, 2012 7:19 PM

    Hoping to evict the brass band that lives in his lap.

  9. billinva says: Apr 1, 2012 7:19 PM

    Lot of good it did his fat brother.

  10. trainsaw says: Apr 1, 2012 7:20 PM

    April Fools?

  11. raiderspy1 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:21 PM

    Good luck coach

  12. Uncle Leo says: Apr 1, 2012 7:25 PM

    I would advise you to choose a different doctor than your Brother used.

  13. skinsfan5 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:29 PM

    Get a haircut, close your mouth, and lose the weight like a man

  14. mattolikesthevikes says: Apr 1, 2012 7:30 PM

    That sucks. That means he won’t look like Chris farleys dad anymore.

  15. east96st says: Apr 1, 2012 7:33 PM

    “if/when Rob is a head coach…”

    Why would anyone be that stupid and desperate? Find a fat, belligerent drunk off the street and let him flap his gums at the press for 50K and pocket the change. Same result, less money. Look at the tape of the last game against the Giants. Ryan’s players didn’t even know where to line up. Last game of the season and they still had no clue. That’s not a coach. That’s a buffoon. Only Jerruh would keep a clown like Ryan after that performance.

  16. druppel52 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:36 PM

    Perhaps a change in diet instead? You’re a football coach. How about running some laps with your boys!

  17. jasleach says: Apr 1, 2012 7:36 PM

    Man, that defense is gonna be really good now

  18. emaimo80 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:37 PM

    Rob Ryan looks like a walrus!

  19. upyoursnfu says: Apr 1, 2012 7:47 PM

    What, eatting healthy and exercising too much for you?

    Anyway, he’ll still be a loud mouth idiot. He just won’t be as fat now

  20. flyerscup2010 says: Apr 1, 2012 7:48 PM

    i wish i was in a league circle

  21. cometkazie says: Apr 1, 2012 7:49 PM

    Just think of all this entertainment for free!!!

    Get out the popcorn . . .

  22. fumblenuts says: Apr 1, 2012 7:55 PM

    If I were him……..pick up the phone and call Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper.

    Tell them you need help.

  23. eugenesaxe says: Apr 1, 2012 7:56 PM

    He works for a pro football team, complete with nutritionists, trainers, etc. Push your fat ass away from the table occasionally and run some steps with your players, you lazy hump.

  24. tfbuckfutter says: Apr 1, 2012 8:16 PM

    I’m pretty sure they didn’t have lap band surgery during the Renaissance.

    I point this out because all of the purists will now be shunning Rob at next year’s Faire.

    (That is why he has the hair, right?)

  25. abninf says: Apr 1, 2012 8:16 PM

    He should lead by example and and engage in the physical training he requires his players to do. As a 24 year Army veteran, I’d laugh if some pot belly lard ass told me to go run wind sprints while he stood with his hands on his hips and a whistle in his mouth.

  26. bobhpine says: Apr 1, 2012 8:54 PM

    Rob Ryan must take the meanest dumps in history.

  27. 44mpo says: Apr 1, 2012 9:03 PM

    And just who is it that regards him as Head coaching material???

  28. ghjjf says: Apr 1, 2012 9:08 PM

    “but there’s a belief in league circles that most owners will shy away from candidates who are overweight.”

    Then why are most head coaches overweight?

  29. 1buckeye76 says: Apr 1, 2012 9:17 PM

    avoid the surgery… just stop eating so much

  30. pacificamjr says: Apr 1, 2012 9:27 PM

    has he considered trying not eating so damn much?

  31. fdugrad says: Apr 1, 2012 10:02 PM

    Think of the facilities, personal trainers and first class chefs and nutritional experts, sports related MDs, even psychologists at his disposal any time of the day or night. Does ANYONE connected with professional sports have the SLIGHTEST idea how lucky they are to have the general access to virtually anything they desire? How can he walk past his solution EVERY SINGLE DAY and not take advantage of his situation?! Can he not see how little the lap band surgery helped REX? Lastly, how could ANY owner consider hiring someone with such little control over his mouth regarding what comes out of it as well as what goes INTO it?

  32. justentertainingthestupid says: Apr 1, 2012 10:13 PM

    come on Ryan brothers……mix in a salad and some cardio ……seriously.

  33. napavalleyshaun says: Apr 1, 2012 10:51 PM

    ‘Once he loses the weight, it will never come back.’ Sincerely, The Tuna

  34. doggz109 says: Apr 1, 2012 10:53 PM

    Bad choice…..the lap band sucks. Get a sleeve instead Rob….you can thank me later.

  35. harrison92 says: Apr 1, 2012 10:58 PM

    Isn’t Rex still fat? I don’t see how this helped him.

  36. profootballwalk says: Apr 1, 2012 11:01 PM

    Another gross fat pig who tells his players they have to be disciplined, when he can’t pass a dozen donuts without sucking them down. What a fraud.

  37. time2speakup says: Apr 1, 2012 11:05 PM

    Dang! All this time its just been Ryan over-eating. Here I was hanging around to witness the history of the very first male giving birth. Of what, I haven’t a clue!

  38. icdogg says: Apr 1, 2012 11:21 PM

    Cave Man Diet.

  39. stunzeed5 says: Apr 1, 2012 11:24 PM

    Joe Gibbs worked 15+ hours a day; even sleeping in his office. He was totally dedicated to the Redskins mission, worked 50x harder than the Ryans, and was never FAT.

  40. cablelayer says: Apr 2, 2012 12:03 AM

    I wonder how many pizzas he slams down in one sitting

  41. patsfiend says: Apr 2, 2012 12:38 AM

    A dangerous procedure / option that is taken by people who just won’t take the right way out… eat better and exercise. That’s it, that’s the magic formula.

    For people that are part of professional sports teams with access to the best training facilities and properly prepared food available… there is no excuse for obesity that is not strictly genetic in nature. No excuse at all.

  42. patsfiend says: Apr 2, 2012 12:40 AM

    fumblenuts says:
    Apr 1, 2012 7:55 PM
    If I were him……..pick up the phone and call Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper.

    Tell them you need help.
    ———
    It’s true. Get the Ryan brothers on that show and not only will they each lose 80+ lbs, they show will have its best ratings yet. I would be surprised if Woody / Jerry haven’t thought about it, being that they are both such publicity hounds.

  43. patsfiend says: Apr 2, 2012 12:42 AM

    fdugrad says:
    Apr 1, 2012 10:02 PM
    Think of the facilities, personal trainers and first class chefs and nutritional experts, sports related MDs, even psychologists at his disposal any time of the day or night. Does ANYONE connected with professional sports have the SLIGHTEST idea how lucky they are to have the general access to virtually anything they desire? How can he walk past his solution EVERY SINGLE DAY and not take advantage of his situation?! Can he not see how little the lap band surgery helped REX? Lastly, how could ANY owner consider hiring someone with such little control over his mouth regarding what comes out of it as well as what goes INTO it?
    ——-
    YES, exactly. And, by the way Rob, this procedure almost killed Charlie Weis when he was with the Pats, too.

  44. AlohaMrHand says: Apr 2, 2012 12:43 AM

    Rex should counter and do Weight Watchers for men.

  45. djaehne says: Apr 2, 2012 2:55 AM

    Hey Rob, have all your teeth pulled instead. You’ll lose a lot of weight then, and a better smile.

  46. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Apr 2, 2012 3:08 AM

    Although Tony Sparano gave us boring football, the guy got in great shape by hard work and discipline. And he did it in a sustainable way. Big respect for that.

  47. sudz28 says: Apr 2, 2012 5:57 AM

    Look at Buddy Ryan – is there any doubt that any kids issuing forth from his loins would be anything but fat and out of shape?

  48. Punk says: Apr 2, 2012 6:46 AM

    “there’s a belief in league circles that most owners will shy away from candidates who are overweight.”

    because fat head coaches have historically been bad football coaches. John Madden, Andy Reid, Bill Parcells.

  49. 52crabcakes says: Apr 2, 2012 7:15 AM

    They have trainers, nutritionists etc at the beck and call and they have to resort to surgery!! Push yourself away from the table and exercise. There is no excuse.

  50. rajbais says: Apr 2, 2012 7:50 AM

    Cut your hair while you’re at it!!!!!

  51. kozmo50 says: Apr 2, 2012 7:56 AM

    Wow, he’s so undisciplined that he needs this operation, but yet he will ask his players to be disciplined. Hypocrite?

  52. dtm03 says: Apr 2, 2012 8:37 AM

    I do bariatric surgery and the Lap Band does not work. THis is especially true for people who can’t get away from stress eating and avoid excercise. He’ll be bigger in two years than he is today.

  53. steelcityrapist says: Apr 2, 2012 9:09 AM

    Put one on his brothers mouth!

  54. dspyank2k11 says: Apr 2, 2012 9:10 AM

    Didnt Rex have this done?

    I think that they injected Rex with Estrogen when they had him on the table. That would explain all his crying this past year.

    In other new Buddy is having a lobotomy.

  55. clayshair says: Apr 2, 2012 9:16 AM

    Is there a lap-dance procedure?

  56. bigvinnyinjax says: Apr 2, 2012 9:17 AM

    I fail to see how this is anyone’s business other than Rob’s? And Frankly I don’t know why it was Rex’s job to annonce this.

  57. mojosmagic says: Apr 2, 2012 9:23 AM

    Shame they don’t make lap bands for the mouth.

  58. canesgiants says: Apr 2, 2012 10:25 AM

    looks like the jets have found there next coach–

  59. jpb12 says: Apr 2, 2012 10:31 AM

    EASY Button.

    These guys are dedicated to eating and talking.
    They won’t change these two things.

  60. CKL says: Apr 2, 2012 12:24 PM

    I was thinking a lot of HCs were heavy too…then I went through the whole list. Really there are only 4 who I would say are large: McCarthy, Reid, Crennel & Rex.

  61. ademell1 says: Apr 2, 2012 1:49 PM

    The most overrated coach in the NFL, period.

    Him and Jason Garrett will not be together in 2012. Whether that means Garrett is fired or Ryan, one of them will be.

    If I’m a Cowboys fan, I pray to God that Rob Ryan never ever gets consideration for a HC job in DAL.

    I have nothing against Ryan as a person, he’s a cool dude. He isn’t his brother, or his Dad…he’s a guy that’s gotten jobs for his name, and looking crazy cool on the sidelines of the Raiders his first time as DC in this league.

    He has never bolstered a D to the top, and I question if he ever will.

  62. ademell1 says: Apr 2, 2012 1:51 PM

    Won’t be together in 2013*

  63. kenny328usa says: Apr 4, 2012 6:48 PM

    He has unlimited access to the best trainers, dieticians and exercise equipment that a billionaire’s money can buy and he needs his stomach stapled? C’mon Rob

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