Rex Ryan Responds To Sideline Hot Dog

Robert ZendzianCorrespondent IOctober 26, 2009

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)

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.”