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The Mad Scientist’s Men: Meet Rex Ryan and His Jets Cronies

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

One can trace first-year Jets head coach Rex Ryan’s interest in coaching all the way back to 1978, when Ryan was only 15 years old. Ryan’s father, NFL coaching legend Buddy Ryan, was entering his first year as defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, and young Rex and his twin brother Rob (current Browns defensive coordinator) were fortunate enough to score jobs as water and towel boys.

Unbeknown to most observers, Rex was watching with a careful eye, all the while planting the seeds necessary to eventually grow into the role of NFL head coach.

Buddy was one of the few that recognized his son’s keen eye for the game.

"When the other ball boys were all playing around, Rex and Rob were ...

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