Jets coach Rex Ryan has spoken publicly about having lap band surgery, which he says helped him lose more than 100 pounds. Ryan also spoke privately to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie about the procedure.
Christie revealed this week that he had the surgery in February, and he told Brian Williams of NBC News that Ryan was one of the people he consulted before making his decision.
One of Ryan’s most-quoted comments was the colorful and profane way he implored his players to go get a snack. But Christie cites another Ryan quote: “Listen to the band.”
Listening to the band worked for Ryan, and Christie says it’s working for him.