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TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 10:57 AM
http://www.dallascowboys.com/news/article-RowanKavner/Ryan-“We’re-Not-Making-Apologies-For-Being-No-1/f978fe64-616c-4b95-a713-fc9e052fc296

Ryan: “We’re Not Making Apologies For Being No. 1."
Posted Sep 29, 2012

Rowan Kavner
DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer


IRVING, Texas - Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan won’t belittle the fact that the Cowboys sit at No. 1 in total defense through three weeks of the regular season.

Ryan said it will be a much more significant feat if his defense remains the NFL’s best after 16 games, but he’s not ashamed to praise his defense for what it’s achieved thus far, leading the Cowboys to a 2-1 record.

“It’s exciting,” Ryan said. “Our guys have really worked hard for that. We’re not making apologies for being No. 1.”

Ryan’s defense, which is allowing just 250 total yards per game, has dealt with a flurry of injuries within each game. As players limp off, the different looks Ryan provides get tweaked. Now he’ll have to deal with the loss of safety Barry Church for the season, while linebacker Anthony Spencer is questionable for Monday’s game.

But he said this year’s defense is adept at handling injuries because of its depth. With so many players getting hurt, every defender suiting up must be ready to join the starters.

“Everybody has to be accountable for the job that they have,” Ryan said. “Whether it’s just playing third down, whether it’s playing in the middle of the defense, whatever it is, I think everybody’s role’s important. We have a team here on defense.”

The losses on the defensive line and in the secondary are less impactful with developing stars in Sean Lee and Bruce Carter manning the inside linebacker positions.

“We’re probably one of the few unique teams that play nickel on third down, as opposed to dime, so we can keep both those guys in,” Ryan said. “Most people have liabilities in coverage. These guys excel in coverage. We like to keep both of them out there as much as possible. They’ve been doing a great job.”

Ryan said he’s excited about where his defense is at through three games, but he’s more excited about where he sees it going. From the coaching staff to the players, he said the defense is functioning together, and no one wants to let anyone else down.

“This group is all in together,” Ryan said. “We worked hard last year. We just weren’t quite as effective. All our guys believe in each other. They’re playing hard. I think they believe in our coaches.”

If something is different about this defense this year, it begins with Ryan, who said last week he doesn’t want to be a distraction. The usually outspoken and blunt defensive coordinator now carries a more reserved demeanor.

He said he’s trying to conform to the way head coach Jason Garrett runs his team, but he’s still the fiery, emotional coach he’s always been.

“I’ve always been a loyal guy – a loyal, hardworking guy,” Ryan said. “I see the picture better this year. I know our team and where we’re going and the direction we’re going. Absolutely, I try to advance what Jason’s saying, but I’m always who I am.”

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namean
10-01-2012, 11:25 AM
^^^Kissing Suzy Kolber???

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 11:28 AM
^^^Kissing Suzy Kolber???
thats the best part

Dave P
10-01-2012, 11:33 AM
Can you send the team a text message for me and ask them to quadruple cover Brandon Marshall tonight? Up by 10 points and opponent has him tonight.

bbacn123
10-01-2012, 11:43 AM
Came in expecting Matt Ryan quote about being the best team in the NFL

leaving disappointed

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Can you send the team a text message for me and ask them to quadruple cover Brandon Marshall tonight? Up by 10 points and opponent has him tonight.
He will either draw
-Carr
-Claiborne
-Jenkins
Any of those three will shut him down.... Especially with the pass rush.

monsterBEN
10-01-2012, 11:47 AM
Came in expecting Nolan Ryan quote about the best team in MLB

leaving disappointed

jross2021
10-01-2012, 11:48 AM
Came in expecting Matt Ryan quote about being the best team in the NFL

leaving disappointed

this lol. Who gives a **** who has the best defense if Tony Romo is your QB?

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 11:52 AM
this lol. Who gives a **** who has the best defense if Tony Romo is your QB?
I feel ya great defense with the ROMOGOAT field general running the O.

bbacn123
10-01-2012, 11:56 AM
Came in expecting Nolan Ryan quote about the best team in MLB

leaving disappointed

Why would Nolan Ryan talk about the Braves?

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 11:59 AM
Why would Nolan Ryan talk about the Braves?Naming teams he could still throw a no hitter against.

muscularinferno
10-01-2012, 12:28 PM
They wont be #1 for long. I dont see the cowboys doing anything this year maybe a wildcard but romo will choke...again

bbacn123
10-01-2012, 12:30 PM
Naming teams he could still throw a no hitter against.

He was definitely a good pitcher. One of the few who has the potential to throw a no hitter against the #1 team in MLB.

monsterBEN
10-01-2012, 12:32 PM
Why would Nolan Ryan talk about the Braves?

You mad Chipper's last game will be a WC play-in loss? Because I am.

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 12:32 PM
He was definitely a good pitcher. One of the few who has the potential to throw a no hitter against the #1 team in MLB.
Im saying he could do it today.
Braves will be rebuilding next year after their early playoff exit

Ecnewyx
10-01-2012, 12:53 PM
I don't get it.

Why would anyone apologize for being no. 1 in defense anyway?

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 12:58 PM
I don't get it.

Why would anyone apologize for being no. 1 in defense anyway?
For not being polite and unleashing the Manning?

viennafat
10-01-2012, 01:00 PM
that gif is awesome

TranceOfPeace
10-01-2012, 01:02 PM
I don't get it.

Why would anyone apologize for being no. 1 in defense anyway?

lol this

WTF is this fat caveman talking about?

Ecnewyx
10-01-2012, 01:06 PM
For not being polite and unleashing the Manning?

He should apologize for being fat.

dougefresh93
10-01-2012, 01:07 PM
he (and his brother) are overrated, but they have alot of talent on the D in Big D, and should be ranked top 5 throughout the year.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/RyanRo0.htm

Ecnewyx
10-01-2012, 01:13 PM
Ranking defenses by yards is dumb though.

Top 5 in defensive yards:
1. Dallas 2-1
2. Chicago 2-1
3. Pittsburgh 1-2
4. Indy 1-2
5. Houston 4-0

Combined record: 10-6

Top 5 in points:
1. Houston 4-0
2. Seattle 2-2
3. Arizona 4-0
4. San Francisco 3-1
5. Chicago 2-1

Combined record: 15-4

Strangely, Chicago is on both those lists but ranking by points is a more accurate indicator of team success. (Dallas would be 7th if ranked by points).

Madsen89
10-01-2012, 01:16 PM
Ranking defenses by yards is dumb though.

Top 5 in defensive yards:
1. Dallas 2-1
2. Chicago 2-1
3. Pittsburgh 1-2
4. Indy 1-2
5. Houston 4-0

Combined record: 10-6

Top 5 in points:
1. Houston 4-0
2. Seattle 2-2
3. Arizona 4-0
4. San Francisco 3-1
5. Chicago 2-1

Combined record: 15-4

Strangely, Chicago is on both those lists but ranking by points is a more accurate indicator of team success. (Dallas would be 7th if ranked by points).

Never thought I'd see you post something so logical. You are officially on potato status probation.

Seriously though, Rob Ryan just doomed his team with karma tonight. I can really see the Bears lighting this game up.

BenadrylBandit
10-01-2012, 01:17 PM
Idk why the long haired fat phaggot talks to the media, especially after last year when he looked like a ****ing idiot w/ his Eagles predictions. He's a good D-coordinator but a fat phaggot none the less.

Ecnewyx
10-01-2012, 01:22 PM
Never thought I'd see you post something so logical. You are officially on potato status probation.

I am a quality poster, phaggot.

And your words were hurtful. :(

slvrgtmiscer
10-01-2012, 01:23 PM
lol too bad the cowboys arent relevant......they have to pride themselves on something because they have nothing else

dougefresh93
10-01-2012, 01:27 PM
I am a quality poster, phaggot.

And your words were hurtful. :(

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj316/dougefresh93/tumblr_lkbahxSELN1qglrwm.gif

Madsen89
10-01-2012, 08:04 PM
Seriously though, Rob Ryan just doomed his team with karma tonight. I can really see the Bears lighting this game up.

http://i51.tinypic.com/k3vq5z.png

Beasly3333
10-01-2012, 08:07 PM
He will either draw
-Carr
-Claiborne
-Jenkins
Any of those three will shut him down.... Especially with the pass rush.

6 catches, 107 yards receiving.... LMAO

Those corners blow and are overrated just like your pass rush.

phillyfreak7
10-01-2012, 08:08 PM
http://i51.tinypic.com/k3vq5z.pngOh almighty wizard, what will happen in the Eagles @ Steelers game this upcoming Sunday?

Forumite
10-01-2012, 08:24 PM
Came in expecting Matt Ryan quote about being the best team in the NFL

leaving disappointed

lol srsly this

WheyneNewton
10-01-2012, 08:25 PM
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TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 08:25 PM
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1476617/robcutler.gif
well played

Madsen89
10-01-2012, 08:28 PM
Oh almighty wizard, what will happen in the Eagles @ Steelers game this upcoming Sunday?

Steelers coming off a bye playing at home... Pepper your angus Vick.

27-17 Steelers

Fahnestock
10-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Can you send the team a text message for me and ask them to quadruple cover Brandon Marshall tonight? Up by 10 points and opponent has him tonight.

poverty defensive coach is poverty. brb have elite talent all over, can't figure out how to not let Cutler completely rape you.

SirPercival
10-01-2012, 08:44 PM
Ranking defenses by yards is dumb though.

Top 5 in defensive yards:
1. Dallas 2-1
2. Chicago 2-1
3. Pittsburgh 1-2
4. Indy 1-2
5. Houston 4-0

Combined record: 10-6

Top 5 in points:
1. Houston 4-0
2. Seattle 2-2
3. Arizona 4-0
4. San Francisco 3-1
5. Chicago 2-1

Combined record: 15-4

Strangely, Chicago is on both those lists but ranking by points is a more accurate indicator of team success. (Dallas would be 7th if ranked by points).
strangely? lmao. or how about teams that give up less yards are also likely to give up less points

sports stats are useless.
watch the damn game.

bn7
10-01-2012, 08:44 PM
The Ryan brothers seem to put their fat feet in their huge mouths a couple times a year. Guess Rob Ryan must have a foot fetish too...

TranceOfPeace
10-01-2012, 10:50 PM
Should've made some apologies for frauding hard

Ballr4Life
10-01-2012, 10:52 PM
If his brother has a foot fetish, what do you think Rob has?

Antonio519
10-01-2012, 11:25 PM
He will either draw
-Carr
-Claiborne
-Jenkins
Any of those three will shut him down.... Especially with the pass rush.

loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllll

texanadian
10-01-2012, 11:47 PM
Steelers coming off a bye playing at home... Pepper your angus Vick.

27-17 Steelers

http://gifsforum.com/images/gif/disapoint/grand/rowan-atkinson-disapoint-eccbc87e4b5ce2fe28308fd9f2a7baf3-481.gif

TTexasTT
10-01-2012, 11:51 PM
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooolllll
Stats: 5'6", 151 lb
loooooooooool
brb pulling up a chair so I can pull a femoral sheath


I know its sad to have to resort to personal attacks, times are tough atm

ShweezyBTFO
10-01-2012, 11:54 PM
Came in expecting Matt Ryan quote about being the best team in the NFL

leaving disappointed

lol honestly my thoughts too until I saw who OP was

ShweezyBTFO
10-01-2012, 11:55 PM
Steelers coming off a bye playing at home... Pepper your angus Vick.

27-17 Steelers

as the week 4 wizard, I am still waiting until I am ready to co-sign this...heavily leaning this way though.

si1ver
10-02-2012, 12:46 AM
Never thought I'd see you post something so logical. You are officially on potato status probation.

Seriously though, Rob Ryan just doomed his team with karma tonight. I can really see the Bears lighting this game up.
http://forgifs.com/gallery/d/192091-3/Sunglasses-shocked-reaction.gif

gottk2x
10-02-2012, 12:51 AM
Seriously though, Rob Ryan just doomed his team with karma tonight. I can really see the Bears lighting this game up.


Such is life as a Ryan.

kyleTX
10-02-2012, 01:05 AM
TTexasTT's response to this backfired thread


























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miamigoon
10-02-2012, 04:51 AM
Came in expecting a Paul Ryan thread.

TheIslander
10-02-2012, 05:03 AM
Why do we hear more about this fat f@ck than the actual coach of the Cowboys? This is one of the reasons why the Cowboys are so despised. Same with Jerry Jones. We shouldn't even know who he is but since he likes putting himself in the spotlight, we have to deal with him as well. Cowboys are such f@ggots.