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Ryan: Johnson not as good as Cowboys' receivers

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08:58 AM ET 10.01 | Rob Ryan faces perhaps his toughest task yet as the Cowboys defensive coordinator: This week, Ryan has to find a way to slow Detroit standout receiver Calvin Johnson. Ryan said Friday that Johnson is "a great receiver," but not as good as the Cowboys receiving duo of Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. Johnson has two touchdowns in each of the Lions' three games so far. "We work against better receivers with Miles Austin and Dez Bryant. They are probably two of the premier receivers in football, but this guy is right there," Ryan said. "He's almost that good. He's excellent."

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October 1, 2011  09:11 AM ET

What is it about these Ryan boys that makes them say stuff like this?

October 1, 2011  09:16 AM ET

He looks like someone put a wig on jabba the hutt.

October 1, 2011  09:17 AM ET

Noo Jabba Nooo Bother!

October 1, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Must be they are running defensive schemes in the trainers room because that is where Miles Austin and Dez Bryant have been spending most of their time this season.
Maybe he is talking about covering the bike?

October 1, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Love me some Ryan boys...they crack me up

October 1, 2011  09:22 AM ET

Rob is due any day now. Looks like it could be twins.

October 1, 2011  09:27 AM ET

If I were President I would appoint Rob Ryan to be our ambassador to Pakistan.

October 1, 2011  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

If I were President I would appoint Rob Ryan to be our ambassador to Pakistan.

Nice.... They would either be fearful of him or start a war...


I vote fear.

October 1, 2011  09:36 AM ET

The Ryan brothers >>>Mope and Dope

October 1, 2011  09:39 AM ET

It's one thing to be confident in your team...it's another thing to be stupid....

October 1, 2011  09:41 AM ET

Miles Austin is a talented receiver and Bryant has the potential but right now, Calvin Johnson is the best WR in the NFL.

October 1, 2011  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Miles Austin is a talented receiver and Bryant has the potential but right now, Calvin Johnson is the best WR in the NFL.

I think it's a toss up between him and Andre

October 1, 2011  09:44 AM ET

Calvin Johnson is pretty darn good, but I think the Cowboys should be more concerned with the Lions' front seven on defense. They are scary!

October 1, 2011  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Must be they are running defensive schemes in the trainers room because that is where Miles Austin and Dez Bryant have been spending most of their time this season. Maybe he is talking about covering the bike?

Exactly. How could he know. If the Cowboys ever get Dez, Miles, and Whitten on the field at the same time it might shift the balance of earth's magnetic field.

October 1, 2011  09:57 AM ET

He used to say this stuff all the time in Oakland....He'd be talking about how ineffective some team's offense would be ... right before they come into Oak and lay 600 yards of offense down on Rob's D.

October 1, 2011  09:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Nice.... They would either be fearful of him or start a war... I vote fear.

Or eat him

October 1, 2011  10:02 AM ET

Despite all the silly statements, you have to admit the man has one hell of a head of hair.

October 1, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Or eat him

The whole country could eat for a month

October 1, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Or eat him

Eskimos like whale blubber (Muktuk), not sure the dietary fad has reached Pakistan yet.

 
October 1, 2011  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Despite all the silly statements, you have to admit the man has one hell of a head of hair.

That's a Dolly Parton wig

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