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Rob Ryan says Cowboys will have a great defense

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Given the propensity of Jets coach Rex Ryan to boast, it should be no surprise that his identical twin brother talks big, too.

We’re going to be a great defense,” Rob Ryan said Thursday regarding his team team in Dallas, according to the Associated Press. “If I never said that, if I didn’t believe that, then you’ve got the wrong guy.  But the right guy is standing here in front of you. . . .  It’s going to be great. The proof is in the pudding.  Anybody can talk the talk, but I can walk it.”

But Ryan will defer to coach Jason Garrett.  Or at least Ryan says he will.

“We are going to have a defense the way he wants,” Ryan said.  “He hired me to run the defense and not give out public speaking deals.  I will be ready to go.  I will be a strength, not a liability.”

Even though the Cowboys struggled last year, Ryan thinks they can turn it around quickly.

“This league is hard and the ball doesn’t always bounce your way,” Ryan said.  “That doesn’t mean we can’t come back from it and have one of the best units this year.  That’s what we’re going to have.”

Unfortunately for Rob Ryan, it won’t be good enough to win the Super Bowl.  Rex already has claimed dibs on that accomplishment on behalf of the Jets.

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18 Responses to “Rob Ryan says Cowboys will have a great defense”
  1. nothimagain says: Feb 18, 2011 11:14 PM

    There’s a big line between saying it and actually being it.

    – GM and Professional Grade

  2. j0esixpack says: Feb 18, 2011 11:17 PM

    Those Ryan Brothers… Always putting their foot on their mouth… or in the case of Rex, someone else’s too

  3. raiderapologist says: Feb 18, 2011 11:20 PM

    Those Ryan boys aren’t shy, but for some reason Rob can’t get a head coaching gig.

  4. semperfi24 says: Feb 18, 2011 11:21 PM

    Rex Ryan = Over rated
    Rob Ryan = Under rated

  5. norvturnersneck says: Feb 18, 2011 11:35 PM

    Why do we care about Rex Ryan in this article?

    Should have been titled Rex Ryan’s brother speaks out the way Pro Football slurps on his nuts. Get to the real news!

  6. satanphoenix says: Feb 18, 2011 11:49 PM

    While i hate the cowgals a Dallas/NYJ Superbowl would be a lot of fun

  7. joyjoy69 says: Feb 19, 2011 12:12 AM

    Dallas won’t even have the best D in Texas next year… Wade will turn the Texans into a force! Then we’ll see if Jones still think it was Wade’s fault.

  8. couldntthinkofaname says: Feb 19, 2011 12:12 AM

    Wow. A Ryan shooting off his mouth. Shocking.

  9. ndgarretjax says: Feb 19, 2011 1:00 AM

    I say the Broncos win the Superbowl

  10. chiefsnfl says: Feb 19, 2011 1:14 AM

    This is funny because I’m pretty sure that all defensive coordinators claim that their defense will be great. To say otherwise would be an admission of being a less than great defensive coordinator.

  11. umustbejoekin says: Feb 19, 2011 3:51 AM

    Okay, longtime listener, first time caller…mark it down, Cowboys vs. Jets in the Superbowl will be a HUGE tagline throughout the next (whenever that is) season.

  12. kegowhisky says: Feb 19, 2011 6:54 AM

    I think a safer bet is that he and brother Rex will continue to have big bellys, and the the agony of de-feet.

  13. MichaelEdits says: Feb 19, 2011 7:00 AM

    I could imagine someone asking Mike Ditka what’s his worse nightmare and him replying that Buddy Ryan was twins.

  14. east96st says: Feb 19, 2011 10:27 AM

    The annual pre-season anointing of Dallas as Super Bowl Champs begins. Fortunately, it always ends in a disaster, none of the “experts” admit they were wrong, and all the Dallas fanboys disappear from PFT for three months. F the groundhog, you know spring’s coming when they break out the champagne in Dallas and start to celebrate their upcoming “championship”. Who will be Jerruh’s scapegoat this year when it all goes south, yet again?

  15. Canyonero says: Feb 19, 2011 11:05 AM

    I’d say he’s just be Rex Ryan Lite, but I couldn’t do it with a straight face.

  16. shaggytoodle says: Feb 19, 2011 1:23 PM

    Did they all ready cut Jenkins?

    Or did he REALLY say they will have a great defense, for two hand touch?

  17. stavreafavre says: Feb 19, 2011 5:01 PM

    “The proof is in the pudding. A lot of people can eat pudding, but I can really eat a lot of pudding!”

  18. CKL says: Feb 19, 2011 6:39 PM

    Rex & Rob get to face each other two years in a row…this will be interesting.
    I think Rob will make that D better for sure. He has some talented guys in Dallas and they’ve already been running the 3-4 since 2004.

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