Rob Ryan: Rex a little freaky, I'm worse

IRVING, Texas -- Last year, foot-fetish photos and video of a woman purported to be New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's wife turned up on the Internet.

At the time, Ryan said, "it's a personal matter and I'm not going to discuss it."

But his twin brother, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, did say something Monday, joking about the matter less than a week before their teams open the NFL season against each other.

"I mean, hell, he is a little freaky, I guess," cracked Rob Ryan, who said he talks to his brother on the phone daily. "I don't know. I like everything about it. My wife, she's got everything. She's got great feet, too. She's got everything nice. What the hell?"

Rex Ryan declined to respond to his brother's comments Monday.

As the Jets were entering the 2010 postseason, the videos and photos surfaced about Rex Ryan's wife. Most of the Jets players interviewed supported their coach and said it wouldn't be a distraction heading into the playoffs.

"Who cares?" Rob Ryan said. "Look believe me, everybody has whatever screwed up thing going on. I don't care, I'm sure you do and everybody else points fingers. Who cares? Hell, everybody's got a life off the field and who really gives a crap. I'm sure I'm worse than he is. Big deal."

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker made a joke about the videos and photos and was apparently benched for a series by coach Bill Belichick in an AFC playoff game last year.

Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com.