Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 6/14/12
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is quite a character. The outspoken, boisterous and audacious coach refers to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick as a “genius” in his role as a as a Patriots-crazed lawyer in the upcoming film That’s My Boy, which hits theaters on June 15. The film also features Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester and Adam Sandler. “We thought it’d be funny because we wanted a lawyer who could handle degenerates well,” Sandler said in a conference call. “And we thought Rex could handle anybody.” Photo Credit: FilmDrunk.Uproxx.com Ryan’s character will only be on screen for about five minutes, but he impressed Sander with his preparation. Perhaps more impressive is his willingness to dig deep into his character. Ryan’s office will be filled with Boston-area sports gear and he even compliments Tom Brady on his jawline. “Bill talked to [brother and coach Rob Ryan] and said, ‘I can’t believe Rex is involved with this with my bobble head on his desk,” Ryan said
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