|Ryan Gets Stamp Of Approval|
by Site Staff of Scout.com, February 26, 2011 at 10:17 am ET
Rob Ryan Profile
Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is making changes in Dallas as he rebuilds the organization he inherited from Wade Phillips. One of the coaches Garrett added was Cleveland and former Patriots defensive coach Rob Ryan, New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan's brother.
The biggest selling point he has on defense is new coordinator Rob Ryan, who despite his bombastic style is deemed a perfect fit to go with Garrett's conservative approach.
He said it was good marriage starting with the interview.
"He came into my office and he had on a coat and tie and his hair was nicely combed," Garrett said. "But we started talking football and about three minutes into our conversation I'd never seen a guy who wanted to get out of a coat and tie more than this guy and so I said, 'Rob just take the thing off,' so literally he went boom and got rid of the tie, grabbed a pen and started going on the board. And it didn't take long. I was impressed by the effort. I was impressed by the coat and tie and I was equally as impressed of him getting rid of it and getting going and really being who he is."
The main thing Garrett said is that Ryan was a good fit football-wise because he is a 3-4 coach who likes to attack in different ways.
Garrett said he did his homework on Ryan, talking to former players, coaches and assistant coaches from his days with the Raiders, Browns and Patriots.
"Everybody had great things to say about him as a person and as a coach," Garrett said. "He has a great background as a college coach, the different stops he made and certainly the NFL as well. He's been around winners and been around winners his whole life. He has a system that fits our players. We wanted to have a 3-4 guy and that was important to us and we interviewed a number of guys who ran that scheme and he was just a guy that was so impressive in his background."
This report courtesy of The Sports Xchange