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Jets coach Rex Ryan talks about losing 105 pounds
At his heaviest, working out was just too hard on his joints. Now walking an hour on the treadmill feels like nothing, and he’s thinking of running for the first time in two decades.
His goal is to drop another 20 pounds or so. Ryan has gone from a 48- to a 38-inch waist, so he’s had to replace all his clothes except for his socks. His blood pressure and cholesterol have plummeted.
Without being asked, Ryan volunteers that he’s getting paid to serve as a spokesman for Lap-Band.
“My message is: Do I believe in it? There’s no question, 100 percent,” he said.
So much so that he persuaded his twin brother, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, to get the surgery too. Rob has lost about 60 pounds.
“If he’s not, then it’s my job to coach,” Ryan said.
Ryan repeated yet again that Mark Sanchez would be his starting quarterback after the acquisition of Tim Tebow. Ryan also hopes to see new addition LaRon Landry on the field at the start of camp. The veteran safety is coming off injuries to his Achilles and heel.
“If he comes back and he’s healthy … that back end could really be special,” Ryan said.
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