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Rex Ryan joined his brother in having lap band removed

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan talks to players before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Despite injuries, Ryan insists his defense will be improved from last year, when it finished 19th in yards allowed and managed just 21 sacks _ a franchise low for a 16-game season.  (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File) AP

In a profile of the Ryan brothers in May, Rex and Rob Ryan told Jenny Vrentas of that they had both gained weight since Rob joined his brother on the Bills coaching staff.

Rob Ryan also revealed that he had the lap band that restricted his food consumption surgically removed after a bad experience with it. That appears to be the reason for Rex Ryan’s weight gain as well.

The Bills head coach told Mark Cannizaro of the New York Post that he had his band removed in a show of solidarity with his brother while also mentioning that his record was better in his heftier days.

“I told him, we’ll figure this out together,” Ryan said. “Plus, I won more games without it than did with it in.”

Ryan said he learned eating habits that he’s been able to maintain since having the surgery and, even with the weight gain that followed his brother’s arrival in Buffalo, he looks trimmer than he did in the heaviest days of his past. He’ll try to get the record moving back in the right direction against the Jets, who employed Ryan as their head coach when he initially had the band put in place.

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24 Responses to “Rex Ryan joined his brother in having lap band removed”
  1. jakec4 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:04 PM

    If Buffalo goes 0-2 expect a serious Twinkie shortage in upstate NY.

  2. I Must Break You says: Sep 13, 2016 5:04 PM

    Feast Mode

  3. jimjets says: Sep 13, 2016 5:04 PM

    Jeez – this guy may be the stupidest head coach we’ve seen.

    2 and done in Buffalo and a defensive assistant next year

  4. igotgamenj says: Sep 13, 2016 5:05 PM

    Both will be out of jobs by the end of the year

  5. snapcracklepopfart says: Sep 13, 2016 5:08 PM

    It’s not just portion control. Its sugar control.
    Sugar is a drug. But a rich and powerful one that has hidden its damage from the public for a long time in pursuit of profit.

    When you see obese people, most of them are simply addicted to sugar. They are drug addicts just like a stoner, drunk, or crackhead.

  6. flavordave says: Sep 13, 2016 5:08 PM

    Probably jammed a pork chop up in there and had to have it removed.

  7. nflrule says: Sep 13, 2016 5:11 PM

    The Ryan’s will both be leaving Buffalo by the end of the year so they can waddle off into the sunset…

  8. sportoficionado says: Sep 13, 2016 5:17 PM

    every buffet within 25 miles (who am I kidding, 100 miles), of the bill’s practice facility better double up their inventory

  9. jeffz303 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:19 PM

    People who are intelligent and self-disciplined enough to maintain close to an ideal weight throughout their lives should be disgusted and outraged over the amount of money in increased insurance premiums, drug costs, etc that we have so spend to cover stupid, weak-minded, undisciplined fatties.

  10. poguemahonepft says: Sep 13, 2016 5:25 PM

    the sideline will look like a Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade/battle royale by the end of the season…

  11. knowspinzone says: Sep 13, 2016 5:30 PM

    I hope these guys stay in the NFL, the entertainment is priceless.

  12. MD says: Sep 13, 2016 5:36 PM

    They both show zero will power. Not surprised in the least….

  13. grogansheroes says: Sep 13, 2016 5:37 PM

    No Rex, you won more when you had the team Mangini built. The losing started once you put your own stamp on it.

  14. trevor123698 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:45 PM

    “When you see obese people, most of them are simply addicted to sugar. They are drug addicts just like a stoner, drunk, or crackhead.”


    and the cause of all three issues (including causing the vast majority or sports injuries) is actually affliction of trace mineral deficiencies. Which doesn’t mean what you’d think. This means minerals like thallium, thorium, zirconium, rhenium, lanthanum, holmium, arsenic, lead, gold, silver, etc, etc. There is 90 of them. A deficiency of any one nutrient can lead the body to be incapable of various chemical reactions and functions. For example a calcium deficiency can lead to deterioration of the cranial nerve system which can lead to everything from tinnitus or deafness to massive migraine issues. Or another example could be a deficiency of chromium and vanadium leading to the inability to control food cravings which eventually leads to obesity and then usually diabetes

    Health is in our own hands people. Drug addicts (aka the obese) can easily be treated. you just have to realize the root cause is what i wrote above. and then treat it that way (which means nutritional supplements. and not the garbage you get from centrum or even most of GNC’s supplement supplies).

  15. bosco264 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:47 PM

    That has to be one helluva band!

  16. pittsburghdamned says: Sep 13, 2016 5:49 PM

    Did they discover a lazier way to lose weight?

  17. j0esixpack says: Sep 13, 2016 5:56 PM

    Lap Band makes me think of Lap Dance

    And thinking of the Ryans and Lap Dances just ruined my dinner

  18. marima07 says: Sep 13, 2016 5:58 PM

    If Rexy puts too much weight back on, he’ll just have to get the band back together.

  19. iceracer2015 says: Sep 13, 2016 6:34 PM

    Attention all Buffalo Wings and Beef on Weck Sandwiches in upstate New York:

    Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    @carrots & celery: You guys should be A-OK.

    Signed –

    Rex & Rob Ryan

  20. chinahand11 says: Sep 13, 2016 6:42 PM

    I just tuned in for the fat guy jokes. Thanks for not letting me down, fellas.

  21. finfansince68 says: Sep 13, 2016 7:14 PM

    Rex & Rob are just fattening up for an
    extended unemployment ! lol

  22. brady2gronktd says: Sep 13, 2016 11:09 PM


  23. xinellum says: Sep 14, 2016 9:08 AM

    Any coincidence that Woody Johnson, owner of the Jets, owns Johnson & Johnson maker of the Lap Band. Now Rex is gone, I wonder if Woody has a little button he can push to cause Rob and Rex to have negative responses to the lap band. Kind of like his own surgically installed voodoo doll. The Ryan’s are removing the lap bands quicker than Rex’s wife had her Mark Sanchez tattoo removed.

  24. sbaltimore says: Sep 19, 2016 12:58 PM

    N/M. I thought the header read: “Rex Ryan joined his brother in having a lap dance”. My bad.

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