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Rob Ryan hopes Rex's success will help him get head coaching job

For Halloween, Jerard Roggio, left, and Tom Conza,

For Halloween, Jerard Roggio, left, and Tom Conza, both of Merrick, came to the New York Jets-Green Bay Packers football game at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Sunday dressed as Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Photo Credit: David Pokress

It took Rex Ryan a few tries before finally landing a head coaching job, in part because of some teams' concerns that he was too brash to hold the top job. But now that he has had early success with the Jets, Ryan's twin brother, Rob, believes it might help him get his own head coaching job in the not-too-distant future.

"I hope it does," said Rob Ryan, the Browns' defensive coordinator. "We’ve coached for a long time. Rex was the best assistant coach in football for about five years in a row [in Baltimore], but he never got a [head coaching] job. I don’t think this job of being a head coach is where you have to hire somebody that's going to bore the hell out of you."

So Rob Ryan hopes he'll get his shot now that Rex has already been to an AFC Championship Game and has this year's Jets at 6-2, tied for the best record in the NFL. 

"I think it's good to get who's fresh that's exciting and energetic," he said. "You see [Rex's] team. They're an energetic team, they still do have the best record in football. It's a well coached team, but they have some fun, too."


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