Rob Ryan's National Story is a Non-Story

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This is what happens when, for the first time in a long time, the Cowboys have no sexy new faces at training camp. Seems every player Dallas signs has already played with Dallas.

The hottest topic in San Antonio is ... Tony Romo Dez Bryant Jay Ratliff's weight the Dallas heat.

Non-stories are being stretched into stories.

Biggest two headlines from camp's first week: Cowboys almost get Nnamdi. And Rob Ryan sorta rips Eagles.

Sad.

The latter especially because -- despite what you're going to read and hear elsewhere -- Dallas' defensive coordinator in no way was taking a direct, definitive jab at the Philadelphia Eagles Monday afternoon. Ryan, with a handful of media around him, was asked about the signing of defensive ends Jason Hatcher, Marcus Spears and Kenyon Coleman.

"I've got three bullies over there waiting for Thursday," Ryan said. "These are proven players, and that's what we need. I don't know if we win the all-hype team, I think that might have gone to somebody else, but we're going to beat their ass when we play them."

If you heard him say and saw his tongue-in-cheek expression, you know Ryan was merely saying "somebody else" as in "anybody except us" rather than "somebody else" as in "the Philadelphia Eagles."

The media, however, is milking this one to the tune of ...

Ryan: Eagles are all hype.

With Nnamdi Asomugha signed and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie acquired and even Vince Young (???) signed as a backup, the Eagles are crowing like they are the NFL's Miami Heat. Which, of course, is one of the dumbest goals in sports history. Unless, that is, you prefer silver medals.

Eagles' defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is responding to Ryan: "Talk is cheap. Let them talk. We are focused here and I could care less. We are worried about ourselves in getting better. He must be nervous."

Eagles' head coach Andy Reid is responding to Ryan: "I would have been pretty upset if he were talking about a hot dog eating contest."

Couple of problems:

*Cullen, if you "could care less," that implies a certain level of caring, a level that could actually be diminished. It means you care. Should be "couldn't care less," which would mean your level of care is already at zero.

*Go about your bidness Eagles, Rob wasn't even talking about y'all.

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GusMitchem
GusMitchem

Did someone ask him how he can be DC and still captian the Kodiak on the Bering Sea this fall ?

Yawn
Yawn

The hottest topic in San Antonio is ... Tony Romo Dez Bryant Jay Ratliff's weight the Dallas Heat ex Ranger prospect Erlin throwing 6 strikeouts in 6 innings in a 4-0 Texas League win for the Missions last night. This has got to be the biggest snoozefest Cowboys training camp since the pre-Thousand Oaks expansion team days.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

The story here should be how you're making a story a non-story and maybe should be a little critical of the cowboys not being aggressive while Philly stockpiles talent. Let me make a comparison. If we were talking NBA, and someone was stockpiling talent, let's say even the Heat, and your team, let's say the Mavericks, weren't making a push for anyone.  What would you have to say? The Cowboys are no Mavericks, there's no Dirk on this team(maybe D-Ware?) The Rangers make moves, and wow, great moves. I'm just amazed at you giving the Cowboys a free pass. Of course, when the Cowboys drop the Fan, if you're still on air, you'll be critical of them(a la 2011 Rangers).

MoronDog
MoronDog

Any predictions for the 3rd post mail-in?  I have no idea what it will be.... BUT....I guarantee he plugs his radio station like he plugs his hair.  He hasnt promoted himself or his station today so he will need to get that in somewhere.  In the immortal words of the John Lennon, Dont Let Me Down!

Sports Cactus
Sports Cactus

I lost yesterday, but I'm doubling-down: today's third story will involve margaritas and "sly" references to females in order to bolster RW's cred as a heterosexual male.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

there has to be a good Youtube clip to copy and post.

Guest
Guest

Rihanna booty recap?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

He doesn't have the balls to go down to the field and ask players about Rihanna's booty. As much as Cobra annoys us, he does have funny bits.

Tad Banyon
Tad Banyon

Why is Gerald Sensabaugh listed in the tags? I hate when I'm looking for something and poorly thought out tags waste my time by leading me into empty nether regions. 

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

really? If its a non story why are you writing about it.  Oh and the Eagles signed Ronnie Brown too. And anyone who thinks this team is winning anything more than 8 games is a kool aid drinker, or employed by the team and its affiliate stations.

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