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WhoDat!656 02-10-2013 02:03 PM

Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
This morning we passed along a report from an NFL.com senior editor saying that new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan isn’t allowed to talk to the media without the approval of Saints Vice President of Communications Greg Bensel.

That report has been refuted by Saints Vice President of Communications Greg Bensel.

Bensel took to Twitter on Sunday and said the report is 100 percent false. Bensel added that Ryan, like all of the Saints’ coaches, will follow the normal rules for media access, which are established by the league office.

Frankly, the original report from Andy Fenelon, a senior editor at NFL.com, doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. As Bensel notes, the NFL has specific rules requiring assistant coaches to be available to the media at certain times. The NFL wouldn’t allow a team to put a clause in an assistant’s contract that violated those rules.

Ryan has been known to stick his foot in his mouth from time to time, such as when he provided some bulletin-board material for the Lions by saying Calvin Johnson would only be the third-best receiver on the Cowboys, a comment Ryan made two days before Johnson scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead the Lions to a comeback victory over Ryan’s Dallas defense. With that history, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if Saints coach Sean Payton has urged Ryan to think before he speaks, and to work with Bensel to make sure he stays on message.

But that’s a long way from making it a contractual requirement that Ryan can’t talk without Bensel’s OK. That, Bensel says, is totally false.

Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false” | ProFootballTalk

Rugby Saint II 02-10-2013 03:13 PM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
A gag order might be just what Ryan needs.

Seer1 02-10-2013 03:16 PM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
Oh well, might as well keep things interesting...

Crusader 02-10-2013 04:30 PM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
Wishful thinking.

QBREES9 02-12-2013 11:13 PM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
Just shut your trap.

pherein 02-12-2013 11:49 PM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
and order him not to respond about it :)

SaintnDE 02-13-2013 06:44 AM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
Shut your mouth when you're talking to me!

Seer1 02-13-2013 07:15 AM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
spen reports this as Ryan already being involved in a "controversy" with the Saints. Really? They make this **** up, report it, then call it a controversy. It's these talking heads that should have the gag order. Rob, you say what you want. (Standard bounty **** disclaimer here.) Just back it up when your boys are out there on the field.

xan 02-13-2013 07:17 AM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
I'm sure Booger's on board with the program. You don't get too many top level shots.

TheOak 02-13-2013 07:45 AM

Re: Saints call report on Rob Ryan’s media rules “100% false”
 
............. and the drama of having a Ryan on board begins.


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