Cleveland Browns: Is Rob Ryan a Great Coach or Just a Great Quote?

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan has 23 years experience coaching football at the collegiate and professional levels. He is entering his second season as the leader of a Cleveland Browns 3-4 defense that appeared, on the surface at least, to make huge strides at the end of 2009.
In addition to his experience as a football coach, Rob Ryan is known as one of the best interviews in sports. Cleveland Plain Dealer Columnist Bud Shaw probably summed it up best when he called for Ryan to be named  "Assistant Head Coach of Press Conferences."
Ryan is the son of famed former Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinator and NFL Head Coach Buddy Ryan, and the twin brother of New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan. He was born in Oklahoma and played linebacker and defensive end at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Rob began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at both Western Kentucky in 1987 and Ohio State in 1988. He matriculated to Tennessee State from 1989-1993 where he coache...

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