ESPN E:60 Recap: Can Rob Ryan Become An NFL Head Coach?

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Rob Ryan is one of the loudest, most well-known assistant coaches in the National Football League.

He's also a throwback to coaches of old though the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator told ESPN's "E:60" he only want to be compared to himself.

"I'm not Buddy Ryan, I'm not Bill Belichick, I'm going to be who I am and that's what's most successful for me," he said in the teaser for the program.

Ryan, the son of the legendary Buddy and brother of embattled New York Jets head coach Rex, may come from an old-school tradition, but he hardly looks the part.

Ryan is the rare NFL coach with long hair, a prodigious gut and a penchant for swearing in public has barely been curbed by ever-present TV cameras.

"I look like a bad guy, but I'm trying to tell everybody that I'm a good guy," he said.

How Ryan looks has been one the biggest problems standing between him and being a head coach. Ryan, however said "he would shave his head" and lose weight if that is what it takes.

"Rob Ryan is just fun guy to be around," said ESPN's Jeremy Schaap of the longest-tenured coordinator in the NFL who has never been a head coach.

Ryan, who never played the game, turned the Saints defense into the fourth best in the league, up from dead last the year before.

In the piece, Schaap suggested that New Orleans might be the perfect city for Ryan as the fans match his passion but are also accepting of people who are different.

"I'm In New Orleans, I'm getting bigger, heck the food is so good, I'd like to see anyone lose weight in New Orleans," said Ryan, showing a clear love for the city where has has thrown himself into the culture.

"It's pretty cool to be one of the guys this town likes," he said. "This two appreciates a guy who's going to be himself and do the best job he can. I'm Rob Ryan and that's who I am."