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Rex Ryan finally figured out why he can’t win. Ryan, who had a lap band surgically inserted into his stomach in 2010 to fight weight issues, recently underwent another procedure to remove the device.

His reason? To support his brother, Rob, who had his lap band removed due to serious complications. And because he needs to win more games to keep his job as the Bills’ coach.

“I told him, we’ll figure this out together [without the Lap Band],” Ryan said, per the New York Post. “Plus, I won more games without it than did with it in.”

According to the Post, Ryan said that he learned some habits that can help him keep off weight without the lap band, which helped him lose more than 100 pounds. But, as Ryan revealed to ESPN last month, he actually has gained 30 pounds since Rob joined the Bills’ coaching staff.

ESPN’s Elizabeth Merrill explained:

Before we can begin, Rex and Rob Ryan must finish their nature walk. It involves five middle-aged men, all Buffalo Bills staffers, and lasts about half an hour. Rex organized the daily jaunt because he says he has gained 30 pounds since his brother joined the coaching staff this past winter.

Perhaps more bike rides will be in store.

The Ryans will need to do more to save their jobs in Buffalo. When Rex Ryan finished 8-8 in his first season as the Bills’ coach, he was reportedly given a playoff ultimatum for the 2016 season.

He’s not off to a great start. After enduring an awful offseason involving surgeries for Shaq Lawson and Sammy Watkins, injuries to Reggie Ragland and IK Enemkpali, and a suspension for Marcell Dareus, the Bills began their season with a disappointing 13-7 loss at the hands of the Ravens.

Next up is Rex Ryan’s former team, the Jets, on “Thursday Night Football.”


Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Rex Ryan removes his lap band for his brother Rob and to win more games