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Thanksgiving ends up being a turkey for the Ryan twins


As the postseason approaches, plenty of folks wonder whether we’ll see a clash of the Manning brothers or the Harbaugh brothers in the Super Bowl.

The Ryan twins?  Not so much.

Both the Jets (coached by Rex) and the Cowboys (whose defense is run by Rex’s fraternal twin, Rob) lost on Thanksgiving, sliding farther out of playoff contention.  To make matters worse, the defensive gurus gave up a combined 87 points and 912 yards of total offense.

Rob was as gracious as he possibly could be in defeat.  After saying in the day preceding the game that Rob Ryan doesn’t like Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and that the Cowboys have to “hit him hard,” Ryan resorted (sort of) to excuse making.

“We only had two days to get ready for all that crap,” Rob Ryan said in comments aired on ESPN, “and I thought we were actually OK on the college stuff.  It’s just they out-executed us throwing the deep ball.”

More importantly, the Redskins out-executed the Cowboys in scoring points.

In New York, the Pats out-executed Rex’s Jets in pretty much every way possibly, racing to a 35-0 second-quarter lead and easily hanging on for a 49-19 win.

Though a lot can happen over the final five weeks of the campaign, both Ryans could be out of jobs when the dust settles on the 2012 season.  And their respective fates may have been sealed only hours apart on Thanksgiving night.

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28 Responses to “Thanksgiving ends up being a turkey for the Ryan twins”
  1. bucrightoff says: Nov 23, 2012 7:38 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving family.

  2. davidcl77 says: Nov 23, 2012 7:40 AM

    Ugly loud mouthed hogs. Losers as well. Ain’t that a beeeeoch?

  3. inthearex says: Nov 23, 2012 7:41 AM

    Watching these two fat slobs lose…Nothing better to give thanks for.

  4. tallguyme says: Nov 23, 2012 7:46 AM

    As a Patriots fan, I look forward to either one of these brothers as our new defensive coordinator next year.

  5. snoopydog5471 says: Nov 23, 2012 8:00 AM

    Both of them are on the staff of owners that simply can’t help themselves, they absolutely have to have their noses stuck in and blowing snot all over football operations. A real team with real GMs would at best have these two as position coaches.

  6. wolfpack152 says: Nov 23, 2012 8:11 AM

    What a great football day for Houstonians – home of the best NFL franchise in Texas. Intelligent level headed owner, wide receivers who don’t need babysitters, and oh yeah 10-1. Plus our back-up QB has as many playoff victories as Tony Romo!

  7. tbpdog says: Nov 23, 2012 8:31 AM

    RG3 is legit, but I don’t know, take the starting NT, DE, both ILB’s, both safties and the 3rd CB off any defense, and they are going to have problems stopping anyone, Ryan made teh Dallas defense go from 31st to 15th in his first year, and from 15th to around 7th this year, on a defense that has been decimated all year, so I don’t have much problem with him.

  8. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Nov 23, 2012 8:55 AM

    No name calling here! Only saying the Ryan bros are reaping what they’re sowing!

  9. fuglyflorio says: Nov 23, 2012 9:01 AM

    Not all that long ago both these guys were ‘defensive geniuses’. Remember?

  10. turtlehut says: Nov 23, 2012 9:04 AM

    I like these two (and once upon a time, their dad) for, if nothing else, comic relief! We will miss their inane boasting when they are fired.

  11. lrjets says: Nov 23, 2012 9:20 AM

    You Ryan/Jets/New York haters are right.

    The Jets stink, and Rex should shut up finally!

    I’ve seen bad losses over the last 40 years, this one could make Rich Kotite look like Lombardi.

  12. mungman69 says: Nov 23, 2012 9:31 AM

    Obviously the Ryans talk too much ( all three of them ) and I don’t want to hear about injuries, every team has lots of them.

  13. richerie13 says: Nov 23, 2012 9:44 AM

    Add this to the long list of sad days in Jet land. After thirty years of this crap I’am ready to throw in the towel

  14. the1bigbird says: Nov 23, 2012 9:52 AM

    The Ryan’s are reminding me a lot of Jerry Glanville from the 90s. Everybody enjoys seeing the bully get his in the end.

  15. annes22 says: Nov 23, 2012 10:24 AM

    That was pitiful from the Jets last night. Sparano needs to go with his Head Coach, that team is pathetic.

  16. realitypolice says: Nov 23, 2012 10:45 AM

    How much has to happen before the entire Ryan family is exposed as the over rated collection of mediocre coaches that they are?

    Enough with living off the name. How about we try actually accomplishing something?

  17. boyshole25 says: Nov 23, 2012 10:54 AM

    Hahah but rob your gonna win cus your America’s team right? And that college crap isn’t gonna work right? Crow doesn’t taste quite as good as turkey on thanksgiving does it?

  18. hor2012 says: Nov 23, 2012 11:24 AM

    I don’t think Rob Ryan has done a bad job, as for Rex well, if I were you I’d start getting my resume updated

  19. enoughofthatalready says: Nov 23, 2012 11:43 AM

    Both of these guys should be out of football forever. 2 bloated blow-hards that cannot run a lockerroom.

  20. andylucksneck says: Nov 23, 2012 11:46 AM

    Nothing is better on Thanksgiving than to watch Jerrah be uncomfortable as can be while his team that HE put together is getting WHOOPED!!!! Love it!!!!

  21. eaglesfan29 says: Nov 23, 2012 12:31 PM

    Romo is bad i mean really bad, this guy is always getting a pass he will never when a super bowl with dallas and they would be stupid to give him a big contract. He is second in the league in turnovers behind cassel, stop giving this guy a pass and be real he is garbage

  22. enrifer says: Nov 23, 2012 12:42 PM

    Rob has actually done a good job in Dallas can’t say the same for his bro though.

  23. skinsgal4life says: Nov 23, 2012 1:31 PM

    Two of yesterday’s game outcomes couldn’t have been better. The Lions were robbed by a ridiculous call. I bet Romo went to bed last night wishing that just once in his career he could play a game like RG3 played yesterday. His one interception proved that he is human after all. Redskins fans everywhere love ya, Robert!

  24. j0ker00 says: Nov 23, 2012 6:08 PM

    Perfect example of having all the talent & no unity. What was he thinking, they could just line up & beat RG3 & the skins.. A division rival should never be taken lightly. Spare me the time to prepare excuse.. Your defense go owned..

  25. rushg says: Nov 23, 2012 8:49 PM

    It’s funny that NBC Sports Talk didn’t even put up an article about the Redskins vs Cowboys game at all!!! Jerry must have stock in this piece… I’m just sayin! HTTR

  26. vavikingfan says: Nov 23, 2012 10:02 PM

    Can Rob take Aikman with him when he gets fired?

  27. cmdrsmooth says: Nov 23, 2012 10:21 PM

    Ryan’s are losers and an embarrassment to the NFL. But then again, anyone not named Belichick, Brady and Manning is as well.

  28. davidcl77 says: Nov 24, 2012 9:34 AM

    Rex was being awfully nice to the Patriots prior to this game, and he looked quite cozy during the after game handshake. I think he knows he is gone, and wants to be the defensive coordinator for the Pats. Bill would NEVER have that loud mouthed blowhard on his staff!

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