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Rex Ryan is surprised the Bears didn't hire him

Rex Ryan

Get a Ryan in front of a microphone and good things are bound to happen. Our latest example? The time Rex Ryan expressed disbelief that the Chicago Bears didn't hire him to replace Marc Trestman.

Ryan told the Chicago Sun-Times he expected a call that never came.

“I actually did, but they got a great coach there with John Fox,” Ryan said. “I did. I thought, It made sense to me. But apparently it never made sense to them. So that’s the way it is.”

Ryan served as the Bears' ball boy as a high schooler during his father Buddy's stint as the club's defensive coordinator. Ryan joked that was the source of the club's lack of interest in him. “I don’t know. “I must have done a bad job as a ball boy there or something," he said.

Ryan, who earlier this week said his brother Rob's hair and stomach are keeping him from getting an NFL head job, was hired as the Buffalo Bills' head coach in January after a 46-50 six-year stint as the New York Jets' head coach.