Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Is Rob Ryan Over-Rated As A Defensive Guru?


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Is Rob Ryan Over-Rated As A Defensive Guru?

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  • californy

    I believe RR is the real deal if he is given the right players. Last year was a defensive draft for the boys but the boys chose the wrong players, there was player like Matt Johnson, McSurdy, Wilber who were all drafted but offer very little to this team. These are huge misses if you ask me. RR defense was a top 5 defense when all of these player where healthy, unless Kiffen can return this team to a top 5 defense then then Kiffen is not the answer either. By the way Mo in this defense was not the real deal, I’m not blaming Mo all together it may be the support cast he plays around. The defensive line and Safety positions must all improve under Kiffen for the team to go forward this year.

  • ctcowboy1968

    Players love to play for him. But he has never had good results anywhere. At some point, one has to be held accountable for that. That’s not only win-loss record, but D ranking.
    Talent, injuries, whatever… he never understood that rushing 3 DL was a disaster.

  • Jrs2300

    if you have good talent, even Barry Switzer will win a championship.. Rob has a race car imagination but has no license.. he’s a mad scientist with no science lab experience. he tried to be the defensive Mike Martz.. Disguise and switch… Nfl too smart for that now..

  • BradAustin

    Strong talent would allow his fiery attitude and complex schemes wreak havoc on offenses. Before the injuries decimated the defense they were a top 6 unit. 2012 was the first real shot he had with a solid defensive group.

    On the flip side, without quality players across the board, his schemes open up huge holes that can be exposed. Which is exactly why his defensive rankings have been below average all the years as DC before 2012, and after the injuries. You can’t be considered a high-quality DC if you’re unable to reach favorable results with a less than ideal unit…every year before 2012.