Rob Ryan: I’ll get a head-coaching job, but that doesn’t motivate me

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Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wants to be a head coach, and he thinks he will be a head coach. But he says that’s not what he’s thinking about with the Cowboys fighting for the NFC East title.

“That’s great, but the bottom line is we’re here together to win a championship and that’s why Jason [Garrett] hired me and that’s why Jerry [Jones] hired me,” Ryan said, via the Dallas Morning News. “That’s what we’re going to do. Trust me, I’m not all motivated just to be a head coach because, hey, that’s going to happen.”

Ryan said the job he has now is a job he could be happy having for a long time.

“I love it here,” he said. “I love these guys. Everything is great. Bottom line is we’re real happy here. My family is happy here. We want to win and we got the players to do it.”

Of course, if Ryan’s defense plays against the Eagles on Saturday the way it played against the Eagles in October, when Philadelphia won 34-7, no one will be talking about Ryan as a head-coaching candidate. And some people will be questioning whether he even deserves to keep his job as defensive coordinator.

70 responses to “Rob Ryan: I’ll get a head-coaching job, but that doesn’t motivate me

  1. Good to hear that his interview at Arlington High School went well yesterday and Rob thinks he is going to get the job.

  2. By “wanting & thinking,” Rob must have been inspired by Hermie the Elf who wanted to be a Dentist instead of a toy maker for Santa!

    31 NFL teams just added to their Christmas list that Rob gets a head coaching gig in 2012!

  3. if he does get a head coaching job, it will be in Miami. Ross wants to make a splash and could do so by having a family fued of the Ryan brothers in the AFC East. Just saying

  4. i love how arrogant these idiot Ryan brothers are…. did they get it from their over-rated father? you’d think that he would’ve accomplished somethign in the league or something (as a head coach Buddy was an EPIC failure).

  5. I met Rob a couple years ago after a Raiders loss to San Diego. I had him pose for a picture with me and he wasnt in the greatest of moods because of the loss. When I shook his hand I said “next head coach of the Oakland Raiders” and he sort of smirked. Little did I know the next day Al Davis held the famous ‘overhead projector’ conference and sent Lame Kiffin packing. Wonder if Rob knew that move was coming? One can only wonder what path the Raiders would have been on if Rob was named coach that day…

  6. the worst thing about the ryans is that they feel they’re entitled to the best things. rex deserves multiple rings and rob deserves to be a head coach. what have they ever done anywhere that the world should heap its greatest achievements on them? i’ve seen 5 year olds less delusional than them.

  7. Who in their right mind would hire this guy as a head coach?! He’s always been just a mediocre Coordinator. And now he’s decided that he’s got to be exactly like his brother and he’s constantly giving regrettable sound bytes. There’s no substance to it!

  8. “I’m gonna run my mouth, while my supposedly dominant defense blows leads against teams like the Washington Redskins….my brother has been to two AFC title games…that will get me a head job for sure…hell, the Raiders hired Monte Kiffin’s son, so why wouldn’t they hire me?”

  9. I wonder why no one mentions the obvious. Robs defense has never been good. When has Oakland/Cleveland ever been ranked in the top 10. Rob was always the “other brother”, and many of us fans always prefered Rex. Rob has just lived by his last name. That’s my personal opinion. I’ve never feared him as a DC.

  10. If he hasn’t blabbed his way out of any serious consideration, his brother has blabbed anyone else named Ryan out. An owner would have to be stark raving mad to want another can’t-shut-up-to-save-the-Baby-Jesus head coach.

  11. Wow you haters have fallen into the trap… Name me one other coach who doesn’t think he will be a head coach one day. I mean if they don’t then what the hell are they doing it for? He displayed confidence, not arrogance.

  12. “Who would want a fat sloppy slob as the face of their NFL franchise?”

    It would be a seamless transition for the Eagles.

  13. ampats says:
    Dec 22, 2011 7:42 AM
    Good to hear that his interview at Arlington High School went well yesterday and Rob thinks he is going to get the job.
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    STANDING OVATION!! Well played sir.

  14. howley1 says:
    Dec 22, 2011 8:38 AM
    “Who would want a fat sloppy slob as the face of their NFL franchise?”

    It would be a seamless transition for the Eagles.

    thats not true our fat guy knows whether a football is blowed up or stuffed. oh yeah i’m kinda thinking your going to hate the Eagles even more after Saturday

  15. Dude, your defense is terrible. You aren’t even a good defensive coordinator. How could you be a head coach?

    Please take your gay brother in NY (sorry, NJ) and go coach in Canada, fat boy

  16. That means there are 12 other Head Coaching candidates that will get HC jobs ahead of him-AS DALLAS D IS 13TH IN NFL. Somebody PLEASE take him ! At least Rex Walks the WALK every now and again.

    The truest words ever spoken are-THE APPLE DOESNT FALL FAR FROM THE TREE. Flashes of greatness with Dad and Rex. Rob….well….uh…they all 3 got their 15 minutes-and not a minuite more.

    Flash in the pan comes to mind, too.

  17. Okay I’m a Dallas fan and I’m sick of this dude. His dud defense is the reason we don’t have the division locked up.

  18. Let us all remember the sage advice of the incomparable Dean Wormer from Faber College: “Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

  19. Yeah, he’ll definitely get a head coaching job because every team wants to play for a guy who looks like The Dude

  20. “thats not true our fat guy knows whether a football is blowed up or stuffed. oh yeah i’m kinda thinking your going to hate the Eagles even more after Saturday”

    The Eagles are irrelevant. It’s really simple. Cowboys beat the Giants and they win the division. The Eagles game matters only if the Giants lose to the Jets, in which case it gives the Cowboys a chance to lock up the division a week earlier.

  21. “Yeah, he’ll definitely get a head coaching job because every team wants to play for a guy who looks like The Dude”

    Like anybody wants to play for a guy named Leslie.

  22. The way he looks, no owner will ever respect him enough to hire put him on as a head coach. Can you imagine this guy representing your team?

    What a slob!

  23. Lets hope that he doesn’t get the Giants Job. As a New Yorker I’m afraid the city’s food supply may be compromised having those two within a 500 mile radius.

  24. He didn’t do much for the Raiders. So far with the Cowboys, eh. He’s not as much of a blowhard as his brother, but he’s not as good of a coach either. Much ado over nothing, really.

  25. rr2000k says:
    Dec 22, 2011 9:00 AM
    Can we get 1 day without a Ryan spouting off?

    You got that one right…They seem to have this inferiority complex which fosters the needs for attention…yet they never win, only go so far til their act runs dry.

    He’ll get a HC job, probably in a place noone else wants to go to like a Miami,,,and work for an attention seeking owner like Ross.

  26. Rob is a far less intriguing head coach prospect than Rex was before he got the Jets job. When did Rob have a great defense? Which great defensive coaches has he worked with? Which marginal players has he made productive?

    He also talks too much nonsense. Rex will talk up his team and make (often lame, but harmless) jokes about opponents from time to time, but he’s not hostile like Rob can be. It isn’t endearing and I think he needs to run a dominant defense before he even warrants serious consideration for a Head Coaching gig.

  27. howley1 says: Dec 22, 2011 9:49 AM

    “Yeah, he’ll definitely get a head coaching job because every team wants to play for a guy who looks like The Dude”

    Like anybody wants to play for a guy named Leslie.
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    Maybe not, but then again, Leslie already has a head coaching job…

    but hey, at least your premise was clever

  28. “Everything is great.” Umm, have you SEEN your defense lately?”

    I know it’s not real evident but Ryan said this stuff a month ago.

  29. He’ll get a head coaching job? Based on what? He talks too much just like his brother and neither of them back it up with results.

  30. crindal3000 says:
    Dec 22, 2011 8:45 AM

    rob ryans motivation- cheeseburgers and bong hits
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    Jeez, maybe I have more in common with Rob Ryan than I thought…

  31. Andy Reid will be buying a Stetson and some cowboy boots after Jerry gives JG the boot. As for Ryan, good luck buddy.

  32. This guy will be a pretty awful HC. Very overrated coordinator who approved of horrible personnel in Oakland for years, and although he made the Browns D decent – what he’s done with the Cowboys so far all but sums up his coaching career. A disappointment.

  33. ademell1 says:
    Dec 22, 2011 2:38 PM

    This guy will be a pretty awful HC. Very overrated coordinator who approved of horrible personnel in Oakland for years, and although he made the Browns D decent….
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    Meh. I wouldn’t even give him credit for that. The Browns’ D under Ryan was the same as the Cowboys D under Ryan is now: Play hard until the 4th quarter, and then fold faster than Superman on laundry day. Be a brick wall for 3 quarters and then turn into swiss cheese when it really counts. Same old Rob Ryan defense.

  34. Rob, it’s obvious that Rex got both the brains and the looks (at least compared to you) of you pair of twins.

    Rex can coach, you can’t. PS, you need a hair cut.

  35. Rob Ryan has done nothing to earn a head coaching job beside keeping himself in the spotlight by running his mouth and being Rexy’s brother. He’s done literally nothing else to earn this kind of speculation.

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