Rob Ryan gets over loss to Jets

September, 16, 2011
9/16/11
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IRVING, Texas -- Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wasn't a happy man after the Week 1 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday night.

It was an emotional game for Ryan, who was going up against his twin brother, Rex, who coaches the Jets. He also had his father, Buddy, in a suite watching the game at MetLife Stadium.

And of course, there was the game, where Ryan lost both his starting cornerbacks, only to have Mike Jenkins return in the fourth quarter.

"Honestly, or coach speak?" Rob Ryan responded to when he got over the loss. "Coach speak Monday, honestly probably Thursday. But we’re ready to go. We got a nice plan for these guys."

These guys are the San Francisco 49ers, who are 1-0, after an impressive victory over the Seattle Seahawks in the season opener. But Rob Ryan had to get over the loss to the Jets, and he tried badly. He told his players he hates watching film Mondays because it just brings up the game again.

Then his brother, Rex, made a phone call to rub things in.

"He left really unflattering messages," Rob Ryan said. "But it's to be expected and its coming back to him one of these days. No compassion there at all."

When asked was the message R or X rated, Rob Ryan said, "I don’t even what to say, hell there was no PG thing about him, it was R or worse."
Calvin Watkins joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Cowboys since 2006 and also has covered colleges, boxing and high school sports.

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