Friday, November 4, 2011
Rex Ryan responds to Rob Ryan
By Calvin Watkins
IRVING -- The Ryan brothers are at it again.
Prior to the Cowboys-Eagles game, Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan did an interview with NBC's Al Michaels and said he would be a better head coach than his twin brother, Rex, who coaches the New York Jets.
Michaels asked Rob Ryan when he goes on head coaching interviews does it help or hurt him that Rex is his brother?
"Well I am his twin brother, I'm sure it can't hurt," Ryan said. "I know he's one of the more recognizable head coaches in football this year and things like that, but he's also gone to two AFC championship games in a row and I don't think anybody else can say that. He's had an opportunity and he's done great with it. I'll be better than him, so I'll get my chance."
On Thursday, Rex Ryan responded by saying: "Hopefully one day we get to find out. I hope he does get the opportunity to be a head coach. Rob is a great coach, and he certainly wants that opportunity, as every coach in this league wants that opportunity. But you know what, at the end of the day, he's not going to be quite as good as his brother."
"I don't know, because all I'm doing is basing it on facts. When we were kids, my batting average was a little higher than his, okay. The only thing he's got on me is probably test scores, academic test score, but other than that, from an athletic standpoint or something like that, I think I've always been able to be just a little bit better. But I hope he gets that opportunity. I'm sure he'll be a great head coach, I really do. "