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Rex Ryan admires Tom Brady's scruff (video)

Jets head coach Rex Ryan reacts as he

Jets head coach Rex Ryan reacts as he talks to the media after an OTA. (May 24, 2012) (Credit: AP)

The movie business moves slowly, but at last it is time for you to discover what I did at a screening way back during Super Bowl week: Rex Ryan can act!

Well, presumably better than Tom Coughlin, at least.

How else to explain his role in “That’s My Boy,’’ the Adam Sandler movie that premieres June 15, in which the Jets coach plays a lawyer and . . . a passionate Patriots fan!

In one scene, Sandler’s character throws a chair at a Tom Brady poster on the wall of Ryan’s office.

“C’mon, Donny, don't screw up my Tom Brady poster!" his character says. "Look at that jaw line, and just the right amount of scruff."

Later, Sandler grabs a Bill Belichick bobblehead off the desk. “Don't mess with the genius!" Ryan yells.

Jack Giarraputo, a Giants fan from Patchogue and Sandler’s producing partner, told me in February, “Rex gets a lot of laughs in that movie, I'm telling you. For a rookie, I think I would re-sign him to a long-term deal."
 

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