By Levan Reid, WBZ-TV SportsBy Levan Reid

FOXBORO (CBS) – Rob Ryan is just like his brother Rex. They both have an in your face style and they get after it.

But they both respect Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. When asked about his preparation for the Brady, Ryan did not hold back.

“You’re talking about the best quarterback, in my opinion, that’s ever played the game,” Ryan said. “Hell, I know that. He’s that good. You obviously have to attack the source of the passing game and he happens to be the best in the league here. Every ball is going to be on the money, every throw is going to be out of his hand quick and it’s going to be to the right place. You have to be at your best.”

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Rob Ryan has seen Brady up close. He was the Patriots linebackers coach from 2000-2003 and he has similar respect for Bill Belichick.

“You can have Bill Parcells as a head coach and Vince Lombardi as a D-coordinator and Bill Walsh as the offensive coordinator and I think Belichick would beat them by two touchdowns if it came down to coaching,” Ryan said. “It’s going to come down to players and coaches and everything.”

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Ryan’s defense enters Sunday’s game, 2nd in the league and they are going up against. The game’s top offense. He feels this will be a great time.

“This is a fun week,” said Ryan, who referred to the Patriots as the ultimate challenge. “Why is it fun? You’re going against the best offense in football that runs the score up on people every week. Because I want our guys and me and our coaching staff — headed by [defensive quality control coach] Ben Bloom, headed by [volunteer coach] Dave Borgonzi — to go down there and kick their ass.”

Tune in to the Patriots-Cowboys game Sunday at 4:15 pm on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Get your Patriots Sunday started with Patriots Gameday at 11:30am on WBZ-TV and The Sports Hub’s pregame coverage, beginning at 1:00 pm. After the game tune in to the Postgame show on 98.5, and to Patriots Fifth Quarter on MY TV38.


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