Many of us have watched with some amount of disdain and pleasure the Ryan-family brash and bravado, in-your-face style of coaching since the days of Buddy Ryan. Fast forward to HBO Hard Knocks series with the New York Jets and we've got an uncensored view into the profanity laced swagger and
butt chewing (and that's me keeping it clean) that is a Ryan coach. Which brings us to last night.
For much of the Wade Phillips tenure accountability has completely non-existent, which was the polar opposite of the Parcells and Johnson eras. Wade repeatedly took the responsibility for away from the players and they got away with everything - hence the never ceasing comparisons to a grandfather. These facts made it sickening to hear our new defensive coordinator taking the blame for what can only be described as piss-poor play from his defense, namely the defensive backs.
But, if you believe the report from Matt Mosley, that Rob Ryan tore his defense/defensive backs new "sphincters" after their soft coverage, weak tackling and blown assignments, etc etc -- you know, the same stuff that got Wade Phillips fired.
This brings me to a totally different point and this point for me is a MAJOR positive. Jason Garrett's persona has been a level-headed, task master much of what you would expect from a Princeton grad. Rob Ryan, by all accounts is exactly like his twin brother and cut from the same cloth as his father. Much had been made about the differences in personalities between Jason Garrett and Rob Ryan, but I have always been under the impression that Rob Ryan is the "Bad Cop" to Jason Garrett's "Good Cop".
Matt Mosley mentioned that the Ryan tirade was so intense that the offensive players with HC Jason Garrett stopped and watched/listened in amazement and took notice. Mosley said nothing about Garrett stopping the tirade, but simply what needed to be done and said, be done and said. For too long we've waited for the days when coaches will light into their players for horrible performance and it appears that those prayers have been answered. To quote Jason Garrett, "Players must get better everyday" and it's encouraging to see that Garrett is allowing his coaches to coach.
So keep this in mind people, the next time we see Rob Ryan in front of the cameras saying "It's my fault" we should probably assume that somebody on the defense got a much deserved dose of verbal abuse.