Rob Ryan understands why Rex is so emotional

BY foxsports • November 20, 2009

Losing makes Rex Ryan cry. Sappy movies are Rob Ryan's weakness. Together, the Ryan brothers have had plenty to shed a tear about this season. Jets coach Rex Ryan cried in front of his team Monday morning following New York's 24-22 loss to Jacksonville on Sunday. He later poked fun at himself by showing up to a news conference with a box of tissues. Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, Rex's brother, said Friday that emotion comes from growing up in the Ryan family. "He's a typical Ryan. He's going to come out swinging," Rob Ryan said. "He's like me. We're having a pretty miserable year right here. We're just going to keep working 'til we get it right. That was one thing we were taught by our father." New York has lost five of its last six games after starting 3-0. The Browns are 1-8. Their father, Buddy Ryan, was a longtime defensive coordinator in the NFL and head coach at Philadelphia and Arizona in the 1980s and '90s. "I think we come by that honestly. We're emotional guys," Rob Ryan said. "We believe in our players, we love our players. When you're around the guys all day long and all night, you either love 'em or hate 'em. You end up loving the guys. I'm sure he's disappointed in how things are going, but he's a typical Ryan." The long haired, burly Rob Ryan said his children and players have made him cry. So, too, has the cable network Lifetime. "Lifetime, when I'm watching it with my wife, it's the truth," Rob Ryan said. "She'll bawl and I'll (sniffle). I don't know what it is about those shows."

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