New York Jets

Rex Ryan Responds To Sideline Hot Dog

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 25:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on against the Oakland Raiders during an NFL game at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 25, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Robert ZendzianCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2009

Rex Ryan was not pleased about Sanchez’s hot dog eating on the sideline and he let it be known following practice.  When asked about the incident by a reporter, the following dialogue took place.

Ryan: “At first I was so frustrated.  I asked him where he got the dog and he would not respond to me.”

Reporter:” You are winning the game at this point, what was going through your mind when he would not respond.”

Ryan: “A mix of emotions, hunger.”

Reporter: “Hunger? Anyway is everything okay now?”

Ryan: “Yes, You know I had a few hot dogs right after the game myself.  I just wanted a bite so bad and damn before I got over to him he had finished the damn thing.  I calmed down because I knew I would get a couple after the game.  It was only a moment when I got real angry. At that point I had not had a hot dog since half time.  However, we all know this cannot happen again.”

Reporter: “What will you do to make sure this does not become a distraction again?”

Ryan: “I pulled Mark aside and I said, you really have to realize your surroundings before you do things you do not want others to see.  However, I told him I see everything.  Next time, just be smart about it and get me one too.”

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