It’s possible that Rob and Rex Ryan’s New Year’s Resolutions will include putting a sock in the place where they like to put pie. But it’s not yet January 1, so they have at least one more day (or part of a day) to keep talking big.
Rob, who coordinates the Cowboys’ defense, ramped it up on Friday with the team that just beat Rex last Saturday. You know, the same team that is 2-0 against the Ryan twins in 2011.
“They’re going down there to watch me become a champion again,” Ryan said of his family members who have arrived in New York for Sunday night’s playoff play-in game, via Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News. “That’s what they’re there for, all of them. Hell, it’s a costly endeavor, but I want them to be there when we win the [NFC] East, and I’ll probably steal a couple T-shirts and make sure they get them. Because that’s what we’re there for.”
It’s not quite an overt guarantee, but a Cowboys victory is implied. Unlike past Ryan proclamations, however, Rob has pre-acknowledged the possibility of failure. “If it doesn’t work out, I’ll be pissed off because everything we got is in this one,” Rob said.
Maybe that’s the new approach for Rob and Rex. Boldly predict victory, and admit that there’s a chance they’re wrong.
Given that they seem to be wrong a lot, it could be the smartest thing they’ve ever done.