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Rob Ryan: Rex was joking, I didn’t cry about Sean Lee’s injury


Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan would like to clear something up: He didn’t really cry when he found out linebacker Sean Lee was lost for the season with a toe injury.

Ryan’s brother, Jets coach Rex Ryan, said this week that he had talked on the phone with Rob, and that Rob was so upset about losing Lee that he cried about it. Rob told reporters, however, that Rex was just joking about that.

“Was I bitching to him? Sure. We’ve had so many damn injuries, of course I was bitching to my twin brother,” Rob Ryan said. “I wasn’t crying tears, actual tears. I save that for the movies I watch with my wife. Lifetime — I mean, my God. Do you guys ever watch Lifetime? Jeez. I mean, God almighty. Don’t. Trust me, don’t.”

So when Rob sits down with his wife to watch Someone Else’s Child or My Family’s Secret or What Color is Love? he cries. But not when he loses a player to an injury.

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16 Responses to “Rob Ryan: Rex was joking, I didn’t cry about Sean Lee’s injury”
  1. tannethrill says: Oct 27, 2012 9:09 AM

    Why would Rex paint his brother in that light?

    Why is Rex even commenting on another team’s employee?

    Yeah, Rex seems really focused on the Fins.

  2. dbellina says: Oct 27, 2012 9:14 AM

    My favorite lifetime movie was Steven King’s “It.”

  3. ddogdaddy says: Oct 27, 2012 9:32 AM


  4. cowboys8819 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:39 AM

    That is funny!

  5. rhamrhoddy says: Oct 27, 2012 9:48 AM

    Rexy probably just called him in the middle of a Lifetime movie and the whole thing got misconstrued.

  6. jgrange08 says: Oct 27, 2012 9:58 AM

    That’s true, he was actually crying because he just found out McDonald’s took the McRib off the menu

  7. EJ says: Oct 27, 2012 10:01 AM

    I bet Rex will be receiving a few less calls from his brother for the time being.

  8. mikeyarch53 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:08 AM

    I love how people act when a coach or player says anything…. So Rex Ryan can not talk on the phone and joke with his brother because that then means he ISN’T FOCUSED ON THE FINS?
    So let me get this right here, you people only think and talk about your work all freaking day and night ? No joking in the day about anything because you have to focus on that job you have right?
    I hate that people act like Coaches and Players have to do nothing but study film and practice every minute of the damn day… Try to put your self in their shoes… Am I saying feel sorry for them. Nope… But just don’t act like they have to eat , sleep , dream and whatever else work….

  9. kev86 says: Oct 27, 2012 10:18 AM

    Rob might be more annoying than his brother Rex. close one.

  10. CKL says: Oct 27, 2012 10:36 AM

    I’ll always love Rob. That’s probably why Rex doesn’t bother me as much as he does some other Pats fans.

  11. addict2sport says: Oct 27, 2012 11:16 AM

    I wish we could go a full day without a write up on either Ryan brother. They’re both as overhyped as they are overweight.

  12. sd1024 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:23 AM

    Does either guy truly matter? No. Unless youre into wise-cracks more than football .

  13. kilo0986 says: Oct 27, 2012 11:26 AM

    Rob probably cried because Rex spilled some hot sauce on his eyes accidentally

  14. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 27, 2012 12:26 PM

    Rob may be cryin’ when Eli and the Giants shred his defense Sunday.

  15. proflonghair says: Oct 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    My dad calls Lifetime “The Crying Channel”. Nice to see Judith Light keep her career going, though

  16. nicopenelope says: Oct 27, 2012 1:04 PM

    Rex was not joking as he takes feet very seriously.

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