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06:45 AM ET 12.03 | Marcus Spears has watched Rob Ryan operate. He has seen the Cowboys defensive coordinator implement his system and motivate players. He has listened to Ryan sell his philosophy and communicate instructions. Cowboys' players, who haven't heard Ryan discuss his career opportunities but are resigned to the fact that he will get the position he covets in the near future because they see the makings of a great head coach. At some point in the very near future, Spears is convinced, Ryan will be hired as a head coach. In fact, the veteran defensive end is surprised Ryan isn't running his own team already.

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December 3, 2011  07:41 AM ET

Like the Cowboys "D" has really done alot this year.

December 3, 2011  07:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Like the Cowboys "D" has really done alot this year.

They were really good against St Louis!

December 3, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Maybe the "success" of the other Ryan's as head coaches have gone into that decision?

December 3, 2011  08:14 AM ET

I'm not all that impressed by any of the Ryans. I think Dallas could do a lot better.

December 3, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Make him HC of the Giants next year. Can you imagine...?

December 3, 2011  08:24 AM ET

Look at him!! There should be a rule against that!!

December 3, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

They were really good against St Louis!

and THAT really isn't saying ALOT!!

December 3, 2011  08:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Make him HC of the Giants next year. Can you imagine...?

No, I can't. And I've got a really vivid imagination.

December 3, 2011  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Look at him!! There should be a rule against that!!

Which part, the gut, silver mullet, or goatee on a 50 year old guy?

December 3, 2011  08:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm not all that impressed by any of the Ryans. I think Dallas could do a lot better.

I disagree. I think Rex Ryan has really brought the Jets back into relevancy. Making it as far into the playoffs as they have the last two years is impressive. Additionally, Rex has a big mouth, but people are always talking about them. The Jets are a contender now.

December 3, 2011  08:29 AM ET
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I disagree. I think Rex Ryan has really brought the Jets back into relevancy. Making it as far into the playoffs as they have the last two years is impressive. Additionally, Rex has a big mouth, but people are always talking about them. The Jets are a contender now.

Well, they aren't a contender right now. They might have been a few years ago, but they are steadily declining.

December 3, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm not all that impressed by any of the Ryans. I think Dallas could do a lot better.

Oddly Phillips has the Texans' with the #1 offense and yet he was the HC in Dallas last year who watched his team quit on him. Ryan arrives and adds Elam and Coleman and somehow gets the defense to play at a respectable level.

Dallas will fail in its goals as there is only 2 play-makers on the defense; Ware and Lee. And the special teams besides the actual kickers are a joke. There is no one to return the ball (will it be Bryant consistently or will he get hurt again) and the tackling is awful. Maybe Peterson will return one this Sunday as a wake-up call before it costs them a game against a strong team. Years ago starters populated the coverage teams and it showed. That is what needs to happen, put your best players on the field.

December 3, 2011  08:36 AM ET
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Well, they aren't a contender right now. They might have been a few years ago, but they are steadily declining.

Jets have lost their run mojo and Sanchez has failed to progress.....no pass threat equals 8 in the box.....

December 3, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Is that a Keg under that jersey?

December 3, 2011  08:39 AM ET
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Jets have lost their run mojo and Sanchez has failed to progress.....no pass threat equals 8 in the box.....

Losing Ronnie Brown destroyed their "offense". Their defense is being exposed on a weekly basis.

Buffalo scored 24 points last week on them and Buffalo didn't even have their best offensive weapon. Fitzpatrick lit up that defense.

December 3, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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Losing Ronnie Brown destroyed their "offense". Their defense is being exposed on a weekly basis.Buffalo scored 24 points last week on them and Buffalo didn't even have their best offensive weapon. Fitzpatrick lit up that defense.

Offense...Defense..its a balance. When you have a strong O you keep your guys on the field and the other O off the field.....Defenses are "rated" on Yards/game or Points allowed. Don't know if points allowed takes into account pick-6 or special teams (neither of which the Defense is on the field for). I'd like to see maybe 3-n-outs as a category as that is a real back-breaker for the other D as they get really no time to rest. Maybe 3-n-outs/game with a comparison to a W/L. They do turnovers that way, sort of a chances of winning when you are +1, -2 for example.

December 3, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Offense...Defense..its a balance. When you have a strong O you keep your guys on the field and the other O off the field.....Defenses are "rated" on Yards/game or Points allowed. Don't know if points allowed takes into account pick-6 or special teams (neither of which the Defense is on the field for). I'd like to see maybe 3-n-outs as a category as that is a real back-breaker for the other D as they get really no time to rest. Maybe 3-n-outs/game with a comparison to a W/L. They do turnovers that way, sort of a chances of winning when you are +1, -2 for example.

I'll comment only about the Buffalo game last week and it was all offense, there weren't any "pick-6's" or defense provided points.

Buffalo did have a 36/24 advantage for time of possession.

December 3, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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Look at him!! There should be a rule against that!!

There are, they are called hyper-tension, heart-attack, impotence, diabetes, edema, gout, deep-vein thrombosis, high-cholesterol, low testosterone.

Just see the ads on TV from the pharmaceutical companies.....they create the medicines that counter the poisons the food corporations are killing us with. Pretty straight forward relationship between them when you look. He's there poster boy.

 
December 3, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

There are, they are called hyper-tension, heart-attack, impotence, diabetes, edema, gout, deep-vein thrombosis, high-cholesterol, low testosterone. Just see the ads on TV from the pharmaceutical companies.....they create the medicines that counter the poisons the food corporations are killing us with. Pretty straight forward relationship between them when you look. He's there poster boy.

Eat local, exercise regularly, go to local butchers and take medicine when needed, not when wanted.

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