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Rob Ryan, like Rex, not afraid to speak his mind

Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:15 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

If the fact that they're identical twins wasn't enough of a giveaway, it's clear after hearing Rex and Rob Ryan talk (not just the way the speak but the words that leave their lips) that they are cut from the same cloth.

Rex's coaching style appears to be as much about X's and O's as making brash proclamations that not only inspire his team but incite opponents. So far it's working. In two seasons, Ryan has twice led the Jets to the AFC Championship Game. And even though we're barely a week into 2011 training camps, Rex shows no signs of letting up.

So it should be no surprise that twin brother Rob, in his first year as the Cowboys' defensive coordinator, also isn't afraid to make grand pronouncements that will almost certainly be taken the wrong way by players and coaches outside the organization. But we're guessing that's sort of the point.

The latest evidence: Rob Ryan vowed earlier this week that the Cowboys would "beat the ass" of the "all-hype team." Apparently, he was talking about the Philadelphia Eagles even though he didn't mention them by name.

“I just like that he thinks we're going to come out and kick people's ass,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick said. “If he believes, we believe.”

Linebacker Bradie James was a little more measured. “I've got to roll with whoever's in charge,” James said, according to MySanAntonio.com. “If that's the way he wants to approach it, it's our job to go out there and execute and make sure he doesn't look the fool.”

For his part, Ryan wasn't backing down."You can't talk noise if you don't have the players to back it up," he said. "We always walk the walk. Anybody that knows a Ryan knows they walk the walk. We don't talk the talk, we walk it. Our guys are gonna be good, and we know it. So that ain't talkin'. That's just the (bleepin') way it is."

We said it in reference to Rex needling the Patriots earlier this week but it also holds for Rob: football may officially be back, but it doesn't quite feel like it until one of the Ryan twins say something for the sole purpose of getting a rise out of people.

Bluster aside, Cowboys Pro Bowl nose tackle Jay Ratliff makes a good point. "He's just an honest, straight-forward coach. You know exactly what you're getting. What else can you ask for?"

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:32 pm
 

Rob Ryan, like Rex, not afraid to speak his mind



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Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 9:46 am
 

Rob Ryan, like Rex, not afraid to speak his mind

Rob Ryan Like Rex---NEVER WON ANYTHING except ugliest and fattest twins contests


And don't forget sons of ugliest meanest fattest guy who never won anything contest



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2011 9:02 pm
 

Rob Ryan, like Rex, not afraid to speak his mind

Rob Ryan Like Rex---NEVER WON ANYTHING except ugliest and fattest twins contests


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