Rob Ryan on Wes Welker: “I’m afraid to comment”

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Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan learned his lesson about giving bulletin-board material to opposing wide receivers when he opened his mouth about Calvin Johnson. So when asked about Sunday’s game against the Patriots and receiver Wes Welker, Ryan hesitated.

“I’m afraid to comment on wideouts,” Ryan told the Star-Telegram. “Apparently, I don’t know anything.”

Ryan said he still smarting over the reaction to his claim that the Cowboys practice against better receivers than Johnson every day — only to have Johnson score two fourth-quarter touchdowns against his defense and lead the Lions to a come-from-behind victory in Dallas.

“I’m taking a beating for that,” Ryan said. “I’m not going to compare anybody anymore, even though Dez Bryant did catch two TD passes, same as the other guy. But I’ve given that up.”

Ryan said he isn’t going to get into whether the Cowboys practice against better receivers than Welker, he’s just going to say his players have their hands full.

“All I know is this guy is great,” Ryan said of Welker. “He catches every pass. He’s leading the league in yardage, catches. He’s great in the red zone. He’s a great competitor. So I’ll leave it at that. I don’t know where he places anywhere else. I know one thing: He’s damn good, and he gets a million throws from Brady.”

47 responses to “Rob Ryan on Wes Welker: “I’m afraid to comment”

  1. Sorry RR, regardless of your comments or lack of comments, your defense isn’t good enough to stop opposing wideouts in the 4th quarter, nor can they do anything to stop Romo from bonering the game away.

  2. At least on of the Ryan’s are finally getting it. Just keep your trap shut, and play football. That’s alright, because after this weekend he will soon realize how good Welker is.

  3. Come on, Rob. You know your defense practices against 5 receivers better than Wes. I can just hear Bill’s postgame presser right now. “All I can say after Welker torching the Cowboys for 176 yards and 2 TD’s is thank goodness their 6th best receiver happens to be on my team.”

  4. “even though Dez Bryant did catch two TD passes, same as the other guy.”

    the other guy??? still desrespecting Megatron…the Ryan’s just never seem to learn.

    I still wonder how he practices against better?? Isn’t Dez scheduled in court all week long?? hahahaha

  5. robmix8 says: Oct 14, 2011 3:56 PM

    DONT GIVE EM NUFFIN REX
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    Seriously, how hard is it to remember that there are 2 of them Rob and Rex, this article is about ROB………………ROB…………………….ROB, i hope this helps, i doubt it but we can always dream.

  6. stanmackley says: Oct 14, 2011 3:57 PM

    Welker played his little heart out and they still lost to THEM BUFFALO BILLS!

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    It’s good to see THEM BILLS doing so well. It reminds me of their glory days when they were the NFL equivalent of the Washington Generals.

  7. I pray the Jags hire Rob Ryan after Del Rio gets canned. It would be awesome to see him trying to out-do Rex. That constant motivation is just Jax could really use in a head coach. Oh yeah, and he has a pulse too.

  8. “I’m not going to compare anybody anymore, even though Dez Bryant did catch two TD passes, same as the other guy. But I’ve given that up.”
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    Just admit it, Rob. Dez Bryant is not as good as Calvin Johnson.

  9. Come on, Rob. You know your defense practices against 5 receivers better than Wes. I can just hear Bill’s postgame presser right now. “All I can say after Welker torching the Cowboys for 176 yards and 2 TD’s is thank goodness their 6th best receiver happens to be on my team.”

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    wow your lame. Will love to see you eat crow come Monday. I have never seen any QB throw the ball from their backside. And that’s where Brady will be. On the ground!!!! See ya Monday

  10. @ ba”al
    next time i want any shyt from u i’ll squeeze your head.
    vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv

    Seriously, how hard is it to remember that there are 2 of them Rob and Rex, this article is about ROB………………ROB…………………….ROB, i hope this helps, i doubt it but we can always dream.

    simple mistake bro dont have a cow or your girl (whichever fits best)

  11. “Apparently, I don’t know anything.”
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    Well Rob, we’ve made a significant breakthrough in this session. Before the long road to recovery can begin, you have to recognize the problem.

  12. Welker doesn’t throw to himself, it begins and ends w/ Brady. I hope Rob has something dialed up.

  13. I don’t understand one thing. Normally, no one cares what a d coordinator has to say. People want to hear what the head coach thinks and what the qb thinks. But here is Rob Ryan being quoted daily like his toe jam challenged brother, on a team that happens to have a head coach, Jason Garret…..anyone hear from him lately, as well as the most mouthy owner in the NFL, Jerry Jones. I would think the pecking order should be
    1. Jones
    2. Garrett
    3. Romo

    Not
    1. Ryan
    2. Ryan
    3. Ryan

  14. every time I see a Welker item, I think back to how the Phins have been so blind for so long about talent…

  15. NFL coaches talking trash is the equivalent of Fantasy Football owners talking trash. You’re letting your trash talk ride on your players. It’s never a good thing to do because your players can leave egg on your face.

  16. Warned you Dallas fans about the Rob Ryan signing and told you there would not be much “D” in Big “D”.

    He’s the King of the Prevent (you from winning) Defense.

    We saw it for years.

  17. Sorry RR, regardless of your comments or lack of comments, your defense isn’t good enough to stop opposing wideouts in the 4th quarter

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    Ask the 49ers and Redskins about that. Now that they have their top 3 corners healthy at the same time for the first time this season, it should help.

  18. Warned you Dallas fans about the Rob Ryan signing and told you there would not be much “D” in Big “D”.

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    Well they’re the 4th overall D and #1 by far against the run, so…

  19. people should stop calling out the leagues best WR…….he already made Cris Carter look like the complete moron he is when Carter said CJ wasnt a top 10 WR (Desean is better…..lmao). Now Rob Ryan calls him out and CJ sparks a huge comeback victory and was clearly the best WR on the field that day.

    start calling out Burleson or Young because CJ is going to make you look dumb.

  20. Rob wouldn’t ever talk crap about the Pats I wouldn’t guess. He has a DC job because of BB. He loves BB. BOTH Ryans have a ton of respect for BB. Rex has never said a single bad word about BB either that I know of.

    That was a hilarious comment from the person who suggested he call Welker a good little foot soldier though. I would have loved that. I bet WW would have laughed also.

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