Rex Ryan talks Tim Tebow, weight loss
New York Jets coach on 'Fox & Friends'
- Duration 4:51
- Date Jul 19, 2012
New York Jets coach on 'Fox & Friends'
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This Sunday saw the most popular cornerbacks in the league and he's not even a starter Tim Tebow begins his careers in New York.
Yes all but they already have their starting cornerback cars he's been on the show as well Mark Sanchez so is a city big enough for them both -- have -- During its as a head coach of the New York Jets Rex Ryan good to see you -- as -- see you.
I lost all -- -- I have down a 105 pounds from where I was I was 348 pounds -- one time -- You know luckily through this and you know lap band procedure that I had it's it's really worked and you know when you lose that much -- it's it's amaze you you're better you feel better -- And as Tim Tebow said in his first interview I'm excited to get this thing going for a flat you know the lap band is a big step because -- you're talking about surgery there -- so.
Did have you tried everything else and it just didn't work.
I did I did the typical thing that it every have -- you know morbidly obese person will tell you the same thing.
They they'd lose die you know they lose a tunnel way back I'll just -- -- -- you said we'll morbidly obese did you feel you were.
That big I had no idea was that big -- thought it was route 30310.
And one day got on the scale and -- with 348.
And that was when I was like.
Are you kidding me this is after our first year -- get ready play the colts and the championship game and I was like.
I'm how much I knew then I had to -- -- you come from a big family there's your brother and -- absolutely sure do it.
And have a semi twin Brothers just said the lab -- procedure he's down over sixty -- -- ready as well so this thing really works and I think it's.
You know I had the surgery in the morning you talked about it that is a big big step and but I did try all those other things and had the -- in the morning I was home in the evening.
What went to work full time the next day so is -- I felt you know fine with it it's too easy to do and it works.
Fantastic so now a lot of people are wondering now that you're the slimmed down version that we -- still be this -- -- -- extra.
And that people until law or kind of go see what's he gonna say -- Yeah well you know.
I think my big thing is I want -- -- get that restaurant wins and -- you know but.
To me you know I did this for health reasons you know I've been married for 25 years that wasn't like I was.
You know I'm trying to slim down for other reasons established centers now season.
I do look a lot better now -- you 200 pounds ago looks better but it's the reason I did it was was for help low rate -- blood pressure will cholesterol that kind of stuff.
And I'm ready to attack.
The season that's great.
But I've I would imagine you've got high blood pressure on occasion where peoples okay Sanchez -- -- Tivo.
Officially Mark Sanchez is the guy who's gonna start and throw the football.
At what point does Tim Tebow get the call from the coach OK Tim and poignant well I think when when we look at.
The first two years we have more success.
On offense and we had.
A guy named Brad Smith who we lost to buffalo last year did a tremendous job force run in the wildcat offense.
The guy that really invented the wildcat -- brought the wildcat to the National Football League was -- -- -- -- offensive coordinator.
The end I've been a big believer and I know -- how difficult it is to defend.
It makes you play eleven on eleven in the best wildcat quarterback in football is Tim Tebow.
Now he's you know he's a young man a complete quarterback every down for you but we have -- starting quarterback in Mark Sanchez we feel great about him.
And in all it say about Tim Tebow is he is an outstanding football player and I think.
That is real he did it really -- flourishing young.
-- well -- no question about that.
So do you do you feel any pressure about putting him in the game at all because you know because people will want to see him play because he's -- -- so popular.
My job to win games and so.
That's whatever that means right you know like that so the the pressure is you know I just I just want to win that's what our fans want more and anything else.
It is to win in in that's that's my charge yet -- and what do you think about the phenomenon where people do the Tebow.
They taking me at all the time now has an homage to Tim who is somebody.
On a higher -- -- well hopefully people do a lot of probably a lot of jet fans who will do this Tebow thing as well.
Well no doubt will be a fascination for jets fans as well as Mark Sanchez by the way in New York 62% of the people want -- to start.
38% one Tivo nationally it's about it's about the saints up.
Have a great season and make you very much I know that you'll have more energy probably to be all I've -- Contacts now that you've lost all that weight have people -- -- in new nickname.
Base they stay with the tradition for us.
Yeah I don't know -- coach -- -- thank you very much ray player but right.