Rob Ryan Says He Will Be a Better Head Coach Than Twin Brother Rex Ryan
With all the hype that constantly surrounds Rob Ryan in Dallas, you would swear he is the Cowboys’ head coach. Jason Garrett is barely ever mentioned in the media, but folks love to talk about Ryan. The Ryan family has developed somewhat of a celebrity status because of their big mouths. Couple that with Rob’s reputation as a solid coordinator, and he is likely to get a head coaching job offer in the near future. When he does, he is confident he will be more successful than Rex.
“I mean, I don’t think it’s going to eat much further,” Rob said during an interview with Al Michaels on Sunday when asked if a lack of head coaching offers eats away at him. “My chance will come. It only took my dad 25 years to get a chance and hell, he’s better than me and (Jets coach and his brother Rex Ryan) put together. (Rex has) had an opportunity. He’s done great with it. I’ll be better than him, so I’ll get my chance.”
A Ryan brother making a guarantee? Now there’s something you don’t see every day. Rob insists Rex is already jealous of his success, so you can imagine what the Jets coach will feel like once his brother is a better NFL coach than he is. Rob also added that he’s becoming the “best assistant in football” this season, which may be true if you ignore Sunday night’s debacle against the Eagles.
The real story here is how annoying it’s going to be to have another Ryan as a head coach in the NFL. He’ll have complete control over a team and more power than ever to make guarantees he won’t live up to. At the moment, Rob’s most useful trait is the ability to take heat off Garrett for a Cowboys team that is headed in the wrong direction.