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    DT Ryan signs his Rams tender
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Starting defensive tackle Clifton Ryan signed his one-year tender Tuesday morning as a Rams restricted free agent. Ryan was tendered at the second-round level by the Rams; at his experience level, that means he will be paid $1.684 million this year.
    Ryan, 26, is coming off the most productive season of his 3-year NFL career. He led Rams defensive linemen in tackles (60), and recorded a team-high nine tackles for loss in 2009.
    Now that Ryan has signed, the only Rams restricted free agents who have yet to sign their tenders are safety Oshiomogho Atogwe and offensive tackle Alex Barron. Neither Atogwe or Barron has been present for any of the Ramsí offseason conditioning program work. Ryan has been a regular attendee.
    Not a surprise, but a good thing. Ryan is a solid, if unspectacular, player.

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  • bruce4life
    Rob ryan...
    by bruce4life
    Needs to be our coach...correction REX Ryan.. sorry guys
    -01-10-2009, 05:25 PM
  • MauiRam
    An uplifting and interesting post on Clifton Ryan ...
    by MauiRam
    I found this on the RRF board and was astonished at how well Cliff Ryan compares to other defensive players on the Rams and other teams as well. I hope I am not breaking any rules by posting this ..

    Beer, great girl, TV, & a remote control
    Joined: 04 Aug 2006
    Posts: 1045

    Who? OH... Clifton Ryan!

    How about that guy? 18 solo tackles, 3 assists, 2 sacks (should have had another credited).

    Not bad for a NT
    Amazing for a Rookie NT
    Unbelievable for a Rookie NT who has played only half (or fewer) of the snaps.

    To put that in perspective:


    18-3-2 for Clifton Ryan (NT)
    7-4-0 for Adam Carriker (DT)
    13-3-1 for La'Roi Glover (DT)
    16-3-1 for Leonard Little who plays most every down and is a DE
    22-8-2 for James Hall who plays nearly every down and is a DE

    Okay, it's time. Let's compare our Clifton Ryan to the best NT in the game today, Jamal Williams of the San Diego Chargers:

    13-1-0 for Jamal Williams (NT)
    18-3-2 for Clifton Ryan (NT)

    And Jamal Williams plays on a better team, plays more snaps, and has had 10 years of seasoning.

    I think it's obvious that if Clifton Ryan played as much as Leonard Little, he would be utterly blowing them all away in stats, including both of our thought-to-be decent DE's--and DE's are in a MUCH better position to accumulate those stats than a NT.

    What Ryan is doing is simply amazing. He's probably the best D player we have (sorry WW fans). He's certainly playing his position as well or better than any player on the team this year, D, O, or ST's.

    Do you guys realize what Ryan is doing!? This is a Kurt Warner-like story that will go unnoticed for a couple of very obvious reasons. Okay, Jimmy Kennedy wasn't injured to bring in Ryan, but WE were severely injured watching Jimmy play NT. Then Ryan came in.

    Dayum. It took Jamal Williams years to get to this level. After four years, Williams accumulated season-long stats of 2-2-0. After five years, he was still way behind Ryan.

    Eat your heart out, San Diego. We have Clifton Ryan.

    PS: Why isn't Clifton Ryan playing more downs?

    -10-25-2007, 09:42 PM
  • r8rh8rmike
    Rams Place Ryan On IR
    by r8rh8rmike
    Rams place Ryan on IR

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010

    Clifton Ryan, the St. Louis Rams' fourth-year defensive tackle out of Michigan State, has been placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

    Ryan has been sidelined since the season opener because of migraine headaches. He'd appeared close to coming back a couple of times, only to suffer a setback.

    Ryan's spot on the roster went to veteran safety Michael Lewis, who was signed as a free agent.
    -10-27-2010, 01:19 PM
  • renrawtruk
    Matt Ryan
    by renrawtruk
    I'm sold. He's the real deal.

    He "directs" his offense, and he's just a rookie. They have him running no huddle, he's audibling a lot, and he makes the big plays on big downs.

    I can't help but look at our team and it seems Bulger mainly just runs the plays as called and isn't really "directing" the offense, he's just following instructions. Kind of the leader/intangible stuff that's sometimes hard to put a finger on.
    -12-07-2008, 11:35 AM
  • RamBill
    Good Interview With Rob Ryanís Older Brother Jim
    by RamBill
    KSDK Sportsí Frank Cusumano sat down with Jim Ryan, Rob Ryanís older brother who happens to live in St. Louis. Ryan had much to say about his younger sibling taking over the Rams defense. Good insights from Ryan on the Ryan-Fisher relationship. (TRT-5:49)

    Watch Jim Ryan Interview
    -01-26-2013, 10:33 PM