Posts Tagged ‘Rob Ryan’

My story: How the Cowboys could put four CBs on the field, including Mike Jenkins

We’ve read a ton about Mike Jenkins in recent days, as the Cowboys CB is staying home for OTAs. He wants to be traded, yet the Cowboys aren’t into it. Well, the team does have a contingency plan. They could use four cornerbacks on the field at the same time in nickel, which would make Jenkins a pseudo starter. Unconventional? Yup. So is Rob Ryan. Thanks to some help from our buddies at ProFootballFocus.com, we learned it’s rare but not completely unheard of. Really, it’s just an adjustment to today’s pass-happy world. Check out my story on NFL.com about the Cowboys plans to put Jenkins on the field.

My story: Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will teach it slower this time

If there is one thing I took out of Cowboys rookie mini-camp last week, it’s that defensive coordinator Rob Ryan think this year’s defense will be a lot better than last year’s defense. But it was his reason why that got me thinking. Thanks to the lockout-infused offseason and a much shorter time for acclimation in 2011, Ryan said he rushed the teaching of his scheme in his first year with the Cowboys. That’s why, when it came time for blame, he didn’t put it on his players. He put it on himself as the reason for their bad play. Ryan insisted that this year, he’s going to go about it the right way and build a foundation. “It’s like […]

Cowboys DC Ryan says weight loss was ‘for health, not beauty’

On Friday at rookie minicamp, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan made his first appearance before reporters in a while. And while he said some things about his defense, the conversation turned more personal at the end.

Cowboys DC Rob Ryan: ‘We’re gonna be damn good’

The first practice of rookie minicamp for the Cowboys ended, and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan ambled off the field. He stopped to chat with reporters for the first time since the draft, and he made a point of saying he wouldn’t make any outrageous proclamations.

Richardson runs for slew of team reps at Alabama pro day

Top RB prospect Trent Richardson posted 40-yard dash times in the 4.45-to-4.49-second range at Alabama’s pro day on Thursday according to NFL draft analyst Bucky Brooks.

Playbook mailbag: Why are the Cowboys struggling?

Cowboy fans had huge expectations coming into this year. A second year with Dez Bryant and Miles Austin at wide receiver, another year with DeMarcus Ware rushing the passer, and their first go-round with renowned defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. But after two consecutive, heartbreaking losses, first to the Cardinals and last week to the Giants, the mood in Dallas is shifting. Fans are wondering: What’s wrong with the Cowboys?

Tale of the Tape: Romo, Manning prepare for heavy pressure

Watching tape in preparation for the Giants this weekend, Rob Ryan has to be licking his lips or plucking his gray beard; however excitement manifests with the Cowboys defensive coordinator, he must have shown plenty of it after seeing New York’s situation at offensive tackle.

First and 10: The Man in the Hat

Tom Landry was a stone-faced icon, a “football god on Earth,” according to Skip Bayless. So what made the legendary Cowboys coach tick? Peel back the mask with Thursday’s premiere of “A Football Life: Tom Landry” on NFL Network.

Playbook: Lloyd a low-risk addition

With less touchdowns (four) than they have losses this season (five), the Rams were desperate for some kind of weapon on offense.

First and 10: Payton’s place, Ryans’ hope and more

The New Orleans Saints locked up coach Sean Payton to a multiyear contract extension Monday in a move that will keep the Super Bowl winner in the Big Easy through the 2015 season. Now Payton can focus on the business of having his team ready for Thursday night’s NFL kickoff game in Green Bay… but first he will make an appearance Tuesday night on “NFL Total Access.”

Three and out: Foster remains the main man

The return of Ben Tate has some fantasy owners worried about the draft value of Arian Foster. Well, it’s time to put those worries to rest.

A look back at Day 1

As we wrap up Day 1 of the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine, we’ll leave you with a few thoughts (some random), observations and highlights from what we’ve heard.

Ryans don’t rub off on no-guarantee Garrett

On the heels of Rex Ryan‘s media circus, Jason Garrett refused to guarantee a cozier gathering of reporters that his Cowboys, not the Jets, would win the Super Bowl.

Mangini has Browns on right track

I know Browns fans might not want to hear this, because they’re probably not enjoying all the losing, but I really think this team is on the right track.

Kafka keeps it up at Northwestern’s pro day

Northwestern QB Mike Kafka’s impressive offseason continued at the school’s pro day.

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