Saints News, 11/8/13: Rob Ryan Downplays Cowboys Revenge

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Ryan spoke to the media today and the question on everyone's mind seemed to be how much does he want to destroy the team that fired him ten months ago? Ryan downplayed the revenge factor, “If I worried about every team that’s fired me, hell, I’d have a grudge every week." His players seemed to sing a different tune, however. Said injured DE Victor Butler, “There was a little extra spice in the gumbo this week.”

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Video

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