Rex Ryan responds to Rob Ryan

November, 4, 2011
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New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan rarely passes up an opportunity to respond to trash-talking -- even if it's from his twin bother. That was the case again this week as Rob Ryan started from friendly banter.

Rob Ryan, the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, recently said he will be a better head coach than Rex Ryan, who's led New York to back-to-back AFC title games.

Here was Rex Ryan's response:
"Hopefully one day we get to find out. I hope he does get the opportunity to be a head coach. Rob is a great coach, and he certainly wants that opportunity, as every coach in this league wants that opportunity. But you know what, at the end of the day, he's not going to be quite as good as his brother. I don't know, because all I'm doing is basing it on facts. When we were kids, my batting average was a little higher than his, okay. The only thing he's got on me is probably test scores, academic test score, but other than that, from an athletic standpoint or something like that, I think I've always been able to be just a little bit better. But I hope he gets that opportunity. I'm sure he'll be a great head coach, I really do."

Rob Ryan has been rumored to be a potential candidate for the Miami Dolphins if they choose to look for a hot assistant coach.

Two Ryans in the AFC East? How wild would that be?

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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