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DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:04 pm
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 “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.

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“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: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2011 10:15 pm

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

I always get the Ryan brothers confused. Both are annoying, arrogant (without justification) and borderline pyschotic/delusional/eccentric.&nbs
p;Both are coaching on bad teams. I do know that one has long hair while the other one does not. Other than that....I cannot tell them apart. 

Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 8:16 pm

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

the only thing that should be worried is the pregame buffet.  his fat ass couldnt coach in cleveland either.  the only reason his defense was so "good" against the pass is because the oppnent ran the ball so much in the second half against the browns.  it wasnt because lardo was a good coach.

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:53 pm

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

Hey, don't go bringing sexy Rexy into this, we in a bye week now...Rob has to taste his foot here, which I hope will teach him to stay uninvolved when his brother is the one running his mouth

Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: October 28, 2011 7:25 pm

DeSean Jackson calls out Rob Ryan, Ryan responds

The Ryan brothers are both losers who will never win a title as a head you won as an assistant....BIG DEAL

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