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Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

Posted on: October 14, 2011 11:50 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

In the week before Dallas played Detroit, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan famously ordered up a plate full of crow when he decided to declare that Dez Bryant and Miles Austin were better than Lions wideout Calvin Johnson. This crow was mainly served when Megatron caught a game-winning touchdown in single coverage.

So, naturally, Ryan was asked about the NFL's leading receiver Wes Welker, whom he's charged with stopping when Dallas heads to New England this weekend. And, surprisingly, Ryan had nothing to say.

"I’m afraid to comment on wideouts," Ryan joked Friday according to Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Apparently, I don’t know anything."

That's not entirely accurate. After all, Ryan's done a pretty damn good job with the Cowboys defense this year. Dallas ranks fourth overall in yards allowed, first in rushing yards allowed, 14th in passing yards allowed, although the Cowboys are giving up 25.2 points per game, 23rd in the league.

And I suppose the Welker matchup is a different animal than the Megatron matchup. That's not to denigrate Welker's ability, because he's certainly shown this year that he's not just a between-the-hashmarks wideout. He's been fantastic, and his leading the NFL in receiving yards isn't a fluke.

Still, it's smart of Ryan to keep quiet on this one, even if it's in a joking manner.

And it means he's learned a pretty good lesson here: don't give opposing wide receivers free motivation to try and torch your defense. Especially when they're better than the guys on your roster.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 12:48 pm

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

Rob needs to let his D do the talking not his mouth.. Rob is good enough to be a head coach but could scare off suiters if his mouth is always running. Neither he nor his D is to blame for that loss to Detroit, that should fall on Garret and Romo. As is the case with Philly if your D is constantly on the field you are gonna get tired and offenses will pick you apart eventually..

Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: October 15, 2011 10:09 pm

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

Believe it or not, I think Rob Ryan will do a good job containing Welker. Ryan last year beat the Patriots with a mediocre Cleveland defense. Ryan is smart and know's what he's doing. He'll be a head coach within the next couple of years. Ryan held Welker to 4 receptions for 36 yards; that's pretty impressive.

Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 5:00 pm

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

Really? Ya think? He said enough about Calvin Johnson two weeks ago and the Lions ended up winning a game they should have lost...that was bad coaching by Jason Garrett. The Cowboys should have run the ball more and let Tony Romo heal, but Garrett and his ego didn't allow it, the defense collapsed as did Romo. Geez, you'd think he'd wake up and let the 24 point lead just wind down by running. Not Garrett...yeah Romo threw those picks, but he should never have been there.

Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:58 pm

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

That's right, just be you - a big, fat loudmouth who's claim to fame is....... your father.  

Since: Sep 23, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 9:27 am

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

I hate the Cowboys and think that the Ryan bros flap their gums too much. But, the guy will get the most out of the Dallas Defense, and if the WR's stay healthy, they will be a force to be reckon with in the NFC East. Not going much further than that, but they may have a chance to win the division because of the Rob Ryan defense.

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: October 15, 2011 9:12 am

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

The D has been solid. Don't forget 21 of those points came on two Romo Picks 6's and a blocked punt.

Since: Sep 20, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 9:06 am
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Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 8:09 am

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

Rob apparently has more brains than Rex, not to mention much cooler hair. Welker is playing out of his mind this year and needs no further motivation to continue his record setting pace. I expect a shootout in Foxborough.

Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:47 am

Rob Ryan has no comment on Wes Welker's skill

Haha...Be yourself Rob!!! Don't hold back because that's not you!!!!

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