Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher with then Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. 8/25/12 (Courtesy STLouisRams.com)
With all the talk about the Harbaugh brothers, John and Jim, coaching next week in Super Bowl XLVII and the first family of the NFL in the Mannings, most fans often lose sight of the yet another family strong with the NFL force.
The Ryan Family.
The patriarch of the Clan Ryan is none other than Buddy Ryan of the famed 1985 Chicago Bears 46 defense. We know the younger Ryans well. RexRyan is the current head coach of the New York Jets and RobRyan was just recently let go from his defensive coordinator position with the Dallas Cowboys. But less known to most is Buddy Ryan’s oldest son, Jim Ryan.
KSDK’s Frank Cusumano sat down in an exclusive interview with the eldest brother who also happens to be a St. Louis area resident.
The NFL knows we’re addicted to their drug. So when they announced Tuesday they would be releasing a tentative preseason schedule Wednesday afternoon it was the biggest tease. I need my drug/NFL fix!!!
We already knew the annual Hall of Fame between the Cardinals and Saints would take place on Sunday, August 5. But with the Saints yet waiting to hear about the fate of their defensives players the anticipation of that game is just, “Meh.”
Wk 1 - 9/9 @ DET - L (23-27)
Wk 2 - 9/16 vs. WAS - W (28-31)
Wk 3 - 9/23 @ CHI - L (6-23)
Wk 4 - 9/30 vs. SEA - W (13-19)
Wk 5 - 10/4 vs. ARI - W (3-17)
Wk 6 - 10/14 @ MIA - L (14-17)
Wk 7 - 10/21 vs. GB - L (30-20)
Wk 8 - 10/28 vs. NE - L (45-7)
Wk 9 - BYE
Wk 10 - 11/11 @ SF -Tie (OT 24-24)
Wk 11 - 11/18 vs. NYJ - L (28-13)
Wk 12 - 11/25 @ ARI - W (31-17)
Wk 13 - 12/2 vs. SF - W (OT 13-16)
Wk 14 - 12/9 @ BUF - W (17-13)
Wk 15 - 12/16 vs. MIN - L (36-22)
Wk 16 - 12/23 @ TB - W (28-13)
Wk 17 - 12/30 @ SEA - L (13-20)
Rams finish 7-8-1.