Jets safety Jim Leonhard gave Rex Ryan some gentle ribbing after learning about his role in an upcoming Adam Sandler movie:
My reaction is that any time they put an amateur into a movie they just give him an easy role, something that’s natural to them. I think it’s pretty obvious over the last couple years he’s proven to be a big Patriots fan, a big Tom Brady fan and (Bill) Belichick fan, so they just give him what he knows.
He really doesn’t have to go out of character too much and I’m pretty sure he’s Rex Ryan in the movie and he didn’t even get a fake name.
I hope it’s funny, at least. Otherwise, he’s kind of a sellout for money.