Cover32- Really, though, this pic is from the New Orleans Jazz Fest, where Ryan took in a Pitbull concert. And, no, I have no idea why Pitbull is performing at a Jazz Fest, either.
I honestly think that by saying that Rob Ryan strictly drinks beers two at a time like Stone Cold Steve Austin would only be small overstatement. The guy is so New Orleans it hurts. Rob Ryan talking through a crowd stacking beers two at time? I'm more surprised that a similar picture doesn't surface at least once a weekend.
There was a bunch of noise at the end of last season that Rob Ryan might lose his job as Saints Defensive Coordinator. Thank God that didn't happen. That mistake would have made the Ricky Williams trade look like a minor misstep. It would have made the Jonathan Sullivan draft look like a simple oversight. Rob Ryan needs to be in New Orleans. Think about this, the Saints have had a half decent defense for like 2 of the last 15 seasons? Rob Ryan has been responsible for half the productive defensive seasons since the turn of the century. Sure, last season was terrible, but the defense has been terrible 95% of the time regardless. If we are going to suck on defense anyway we might as well have a wildly entertaining coordinator that buys fans rounds at the bar and completely embraces the culture of the city. Shit, it could be worse. Spagnoula could still be here. Gregg Williams could be throwing the whole franchise under the bus for bounties. Ryan's defense may have been terrible last year, but I never doubted that he has anything but the team's best interest in mind.
I can already feel the buzz for next season, and apparently Rob Ryan can too. Give this man more beer. You think creative defensive packages are going to draw up themselves. A couple of domestic brews at a time to a Ryan is like spinach to Popeye. It's like steroids to Barry Bonds. I am already preparing for Goodell to suspend Ryan for performance enhancing substances after the Saints finish next season with the #1 defense in the league.
P.S. I don't know if I am more interested in why Pitbull is at The New Orleans Jazz Festival, or how Rob Ryan acts once the beat drops? Either way, the guy looks ready for football season...