The Rex Ryan book tour is in full effect.
Currently, “Play Like You Mean It,” released last Tuesday, is No. 101 on Amazon’s list of top selling books. (This basically changes by the minute as I just found out.)
On Wednesday, Ryan taped an episode of YES Network’s ”CenterStage” with host Michael Kay. The show will debut on May 13 at 11 p.m.
ESPN New York’s Jane McManus has highlights of the interview here.
Here are just a few:
When the Jets were looking for a head coach and Ryan was a candidate, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and head of PR Bruce Speight decided that, in order to do their homework on Ryan, each Jet department head would call their counterpart at the Ravens to find out more — from the video department to the grounds crew. ”The reason I got the job is there wasn’t one negative comment, and I spent 10 years there,” Ryan said.
In another shot at the Giants, when talking about his Super Bowl ring as defensive coordinator with the Ravens, Ryan kept up the squabble about who runs New York. “I never realized I won that ring according to Justin Tuck,” Ryan said.
Can he imagine any other current NFL coach writing a book and promoting it? Say, Belichick? “You know he’s not going to do these,” Ryan said. “His book would be short though.”