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DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:04 pm
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Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan welcomes DeSean Jackson's attempts to tackle him. (US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Sunday night can't get here fast enough for the Eagles and Cowboys. The NFC East rivals have, to varying degrees, had disappointing starts to the season, but a win this week could go a long way toward a wild-card spot.

Helping to drum up interest in the matchup: the trash-talking back and forth between Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and anybody remotely associated with the Eagles. It all started in August, when Ryan called Philadelphia the "all-hype team" before promising to "beat their ass."

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick said Wednesday in a radio interview that "Maybe we'll make him eat his words. I hope he backs it up. … Players, we're on the field, we're on the gridiron. Coach, you on the sideline coaching. I mean, you don't know what it's like to be in this battle."

Vick's teammate, DeSean Jackson, has some thoughts on the matter, too.

“For a coach to say that, it’s hard for me to. . . . I wouldn’t expect that from a coach because he’s not out there playing,” he said, via CSNPhilly.com. “He’s calling plays and putting his defense in the right position to stop the offense. But as far as a defensive coordinator, that’s kind of unheard of, uncalled for. “It [would] be good if his players said that," Jackson continued. "Then I could understand that, because we’re all out on the field with them so I’d be able to get a shot at that player who said something crazy. But for a coach, it ain’t like I can go run on the sideline and cut up the coach, run past them and score a touchdown.”

Normally, that would be the end of it. A coach, presumably with better things to do than rile up the opposition, would take the high road and move on. But this is Rob Ryan who always gets the last word.


This Sunday night, the Dallas Cowboys will take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Which team has the advantage? NFL.com's Pat Kirwan joins Jason Horowitz to break down this upcoming game.

“I know that Jackson said it’s not right for me to comment, and he’s right about that, that I don’t play on Sunday,” Ryan said, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Charean Williams. “I know he wishes I did. I mean, hell, he doesn’t have to worry about tackling me. If he does, he can tackle me. That’d be great, because I’m going to land on his shoulder and put him out. So that’ll be awesome. Hell, he can tackle me two or three times.”

We love the visual of Ryan chasing Jackson around the field like a grizzly bear in hot pursuit of a rabbit. We also find it hysterical that Ryan uses the word "awesome" to describe belly-flopping on Jackson's shoulder.

Ryan did admit that his initial comments about the Eagles being "all hype" were "unfortunate."

"I thought that it was provoked by the media," he said Friday. "I’m an emotional guy. Who are we kidding? I’m not some guy [who] just can handle coach speak and be boring. I’m going to be emotional at times, and unfortunately that was one of my times, and I found out everybody listens in this town, which is good, unlike Cleveland. So I got in a little trouble there."

The takeaway: the Browns can't escape criticism even when the story has nothing to do with them.

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Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 12:25 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Then you might want to make sure thats a girl.




Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 12:20 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

DeSean Jackson, Rex Ryan trade barbs


Why would DeSean and Rex be trading blows? I clicked on this link baffled on why Rex would have anything to say about the eagles. Not only did i realize that this is a worthless story, but also that this isnt even about rex ryan, its about his other slobling i mean sibling* sorry. Thanks for tricking me cbs ): 




Since: Jul 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 12:03 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Non story. Just looking for something to write?



Since: Aug 25, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 10:31 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Rob Ryan is having a good year as Defensive Coordinator.   However, he is a perfect fit in Dallas.  An owner who cant keep his mouth shut and always makes a stupid comment. A QB who can cry at the drop of the hat and still hasnt proven that he can overcome the stress of a "big" game to compartmentilize a vicory, and a Defensive Coordinator who has absolutely no class.  Dallas has come a long way from the days of Landry.  Always remember the quote "You cant polish a turd". Its a long way to the end of the season, but I would wager that the Dallas Cowboys will not be a part of the post season.  Just a guess. The Eagles may not either so Jackson can invite Ryan to his Super Bowl party and they both can run their mouth.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 9:40 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Winning SB's in his dreams is a great comment...thanks for the laugh.



Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 9:38 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Apples don't fall far from the tree.



Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2011 7:14 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

The Cleveland Browns defense is rated in the top 5 in overall defense six games after Rob Ryan left. Rob Ryan had basically the same guys but couldn't come anywhere near the job Dick Jauren's doing. Clevelanders know the genuine article from blustery imposters. Rob Ryan is an imposter who's riding on his father's and brother's coattails and Clevelanders couldn't care less what he had to say.




Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 3:16 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Ryan, jackson - jackson, ryan.  When you put two turds together, the result is greater than the sum of the parts.



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:45 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

if i were 140 lb desean jackson id be quiet....he is one solid shot away from being dead....my 6 year old daigher has bigger arms than him...




Since: Jan 1, 2011
Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:44 pm
 

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Soodfoot take this crap somewhere else!


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