Rex Ryan Has Fun As Pats Fan, ‘No Chance’ At Boston Accent
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BOSTON (CBS) – New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan has already filmed his scenes as a Patriots fan, a role he certainly will not portray the week leading up the two team’s divisional clash.
“It was a stretch, no doubt, but it was great. A lot of fun,” Ryan said with a chuckle during his Wednesday conference call with the New England media.
Ryan is set to appear in a new Adam Sandler movie as a Pats fan, despite his current disdain for all things Boston.
“They had a lot of Red Sox stuff in there, a lot of Patriots stuff all over the place, even Bruins stuff,” said Ryan. “Quite honestly I’m not a fan of any of those Boston teams.”
His scene included a Bill Belichick bobblehead doll, which Ryan joked, did not survive the filming process.
“For some reason I think [the Belichick bobblehead] got knocked over and broke into several pieces,” said Ryan, before adding, “Just joking.”
And don’t expect to hear Ryan taking a shot at the Boston accent in the upcoming film.
“No chance. That would be the worst,” said Ryan. “I did not overact.”
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Belichick was asked about Ryan’s upcoming movie role during his Wednesday chat with the media. While he said it should be interesting to see Ryan in a reverse role, don’t expect him to be making any appearances as a Jets fan.
“I was there for a couple years, so I was a Jets fan,” said Belichick.
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