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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.

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70 Responses to “Rob Ryan: I’ll get a head-coaching job, but that doesn’t motivate me”
  1. 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.

  2. supremeomega says: Dec 22, 2011 7:42 AM

    As a Colts fan I’d take him over Caldwell any day…

  3. gbditka says: Dec 22, 2011 7:42 AM

    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!

  4. tinopuno says: Dec 22, 2011 7:47 AM

    Does this fool ever shut up?

  5. andyo102 says: Dec 22, 2011 7:49 AM

    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

  6. bigfranky75 says: Dec 22, 2011 7:50 AM

    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).

  7. Raider-in-PA says: Dec 22, 2011 7:51 AM

    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…

  8. wwwmattcom says: Dec 22, 2011 7:52 AM

    He could always be Santa.

  9. jimmysimpson55 says: Dec 22, 2011 7:55 AM

    Who would want a fat sloppy slob as the face of their NFL franchise? How sad.

  10. danby21 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:00 AM

    Yeah, he’ll get a head coaching job, just like his brother will win a Super Bowl….

  11. aaronzona2011 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:04 AM

    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.

  12. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 22, 2011 8:04 AM

    If your last name wasn’t Ryan, if you weren’t fat and if you cut your hair, no one would care/no who you are.

  13. blackqbwhiterb says: Dec 22, 2011 8:05 AM

    Sure you will. I’m sure it will be great, too.

  14. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 22, 2011 8:09 AM

    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!

  15. gotitan says: Dec 22, 2011 8:10 AM

    He’s a grown man, cut your hair.

  16. tatum064 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:12 AM

    “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?”

  17. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Dec 22, 2011 8:17 AM

    rob has a severe belly-dicky-do.
    (that’s when your belly sticks out more than your dicky do)

  18. texansfan2011 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:18 AM

    Cheeseburgers,fries and pizza is what motivates him…………..

  19. Kaz says: Dec 22, 2011 8:19 AM

    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.

  20. lostsok says: Dec 22, 2011 8:21 AM

    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.

  21. charlutes says: Dec 22, 2011 8:26 AM

    Give Rob a break, he’s trying to be a fatter idiot than his brother, because apparently that’s what makes you head coach material in the NFL.

  22. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Dec 22, 2011 8:27 AM

    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.

  23. test2402 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:32 AM

    Fat, loud and sloppy. All things that do not describe Tim Tebow.

  24. ortonwhiskeycrew says: Dec 22, 2011 8:36 AM

    I thought Rob was motivated by the prospects of going to Sizzler every night.

  25. 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.

  26. macdbeliever says: Dec 22, 2011 8:45 AM

    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.
    _____________________________________

    STANDING OVATION!! Well played sir.

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

    rob ryans motivation- cheeseburgers and bong hits

  28. trevorthej says: Dec 22, 2011 8:47 AM

    Dirty Santa

  29. greymares says: Dec 22, 2011 8:56 AM

    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

  30. mobil4life says: Dec 22, 2011 8:58 AM

    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

  31. RomosRibs says: Dec 22, 2011 8:59 AM

    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.

  32. rr2000k says: Dec 22, 2011 9:00 AM

    Can we get 1 day without a Ryan spouting off?

  33. jc1958cool says: Dec 22, 2011 9:08 AM

    CFL idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. deconjonesbitchslap says: Dec 22, 2011 9:11 AM

    maybe he’ll take Rex’s job…

  35. abninf says: Dec 22, 2011 9:12 AM

    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.

  36. sophiethegreatdane says: Dec 22, 2011 9:13 AM

    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.”

  37. jg725 says: Dec 22, 2011 9:21 AM

    Do him and his brother ever shut up????
    Geez……. it’s really getting old………….

  38. benandjerrysberryhorny says: Dec 22, 2011 9:25 AM

    Ryan bros will never be the Harbaughs

  39. dcviking says: Dec 22, 2011 9:32 AM

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

  40. tunescribe says: Dec 22, 2011 9:43 AM

    He’s been practicing really hard. I’ve never seen an assistant coach grandstand along the sidelines like that long-haired buffalo.

  41. howley1 says: Dec 22, 2011 9:47 AM

    “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.

  42. 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.

  43. wtfru2 says: Dec 22, 2011 9:50 AM

    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!

  44. vegaskid21 says: Dec 22, 2011 9:54 AM

    Is he reading a McDonalds menu?

  45. wigsplitta says: Dec 22, 2011 9:59 AM

    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.

  46. umrguy42 says: Dec 22, 2011 10:00 AM

    As a Rams fan, all I can pray for is that he’s not on their interview list come the offseason…

  47. myeaglescantwin says: Dec 22, 2011 10:05 AM

    HOWLEY is a tool..

    Giants are falling apart and his back side is sore.
    Vagiants for life.

  48. roastbeefsandwich says: Dec 22, 2011 10:07 AM

    “I’ll get diabetes, but that doesn’t motivate me to fix my weight problem.”

  49. johnnyblumpkin says: Dec 22, 2011 10:13 AM

    At night, Rob performs in a Billy Ray Cyrus tribute band.

  50. jpb12 says: Dec 22, 2011 10:13 AM

    Pretty obviously he lives for a Double cheeseburger in the morning.

    That’s what gets him out of bed.

    That and a small winch.

  51. souldogdave says: Dec 22, 2011 10:22 AM

    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.

  52. mistrezzrachael says: Dec 22, 2011 10:39 AM

    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.

  53. IainRWB says: Dec 22, 2011 10:40 AM

    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.

  54. dcviking says: Dec 22, 2011 10:46 AM

    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.
    ———————————————

    Maybe not, but then again, Leslie already has a head coaching job…

    but hey, at least your premise was clever

  55. bayoubauer says: Dec 22, 2011 10:49 AM

    Wade Phillips will get a hc job again before stay-puff gets one.

  56. minkytails says: Dec 22, 2011 10:49 AM

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

  57. howley1 says: Dec 22, 2011 11:22 AM

    “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.

  58. cardmagnet says: Dec 22, 2011 11:33 AM

    The defense is great until after halftime. Rob needs to learn how to make adjustments to counter the opposition’s.

  59. ravensruleandharbaughisgod says: Dec 22, 2011 11:36 AM

    Ryan will sooner have his baby before he gets a head coaching job!

  60. vincentbojackson says: Dec 22, 2011 12:31 PM

    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.

  61. td40 says: Dec 22, 2011 12:50 PM

    crindal3000 says:
    Dec 22, 2011 8:45 AM

    rob ryans motivation- cheeseburgers and bong hits
    ———————————————–

    Jeez, maybe I have more in common with Rob Ryan than I thought…

  62. jpb12 says: Dec 22, 2011 1:12 PM

    Why is he even discussing this? Shouldn’t he be busy working on a game plan to stop Vick?

    Way to stay focused there big fella.

  63. billyhoyle4real says: Dec 22, 2011 1:15 PM

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

  64. mattolikesthevikes says: Dec 22, 2011 1:29 PM

    Why do I want to kick the Ryan’s in the junk everytime they talk?

  65. frenchy121212 says: Dec 22, 2011 1:39 PM

    Shut up lard ass and don’t get embarrassed Saturday by Philly. You are the first to go if Dallas doesn’t make the playoffs.

  66. smith62477 says: Dec 22, 2011 1:44 PM

    Rob Ryan still has more Super Bowl rings than anyone posting on this site.

  67. 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 – what he’s done with the Cowboys so far all but sums up his coaching career. A disappointment.

  68. td40 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:50 PM

    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….
    ————————————————–
    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.

  69. gmen1987 says: Dec 22, 2011 8:02 PM

    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.

  70. Herb says: Dec 24, 2011 10:55 AM

    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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