"They're going down there to watch me become a champion again," Ryan said, referring to family members he's flying in for the game. "That's what they're there for, all of them. Hell, it's a costly endeavor, but I want them to be there when we win the (NFC) East, and I'll probably steal a couple T-shirts and make sure they get them, because that's what we're there for."
Perhaps he's referring to the two rings obtained during his run as a linebackers coach with the Patriots in the early aughts. Does that really count?
The Ryan brothers have become the NFL's version of Andy Kauffman: You're not sure whether to laugh along ... or heckle unmercifully.