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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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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Cowboys’ DB Morris Claiborne (Hamstring) is OUT for Sunday. Final Saints-Cowboys Injury Report: <a href="http://t.co/RIFeTdt0si">http://t.co/RIFeTdt0si</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DALvsNO&amp;src=hash">#DALvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/398928302838018048">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Asked if he hates <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cowboys&amp;src=hash">#Cowboys</a> as much as dad, Ryan said: Thats a hell of a question. But I think my dad had genuine hate for Dallas, and I dont</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398924045904650240">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Ryan was also sarcastic when asked about his new subtler approach in public: &quot;There&#39;s no question it&#39;s maturity.&quot;</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398924338792890368">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> DC Rob Ryan was pretty subdued again this week, not taking the bait when peppered with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cowboys&amp;src=hash">#Cowboys</a> questions by some Dallas media ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398923334991093760">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> listed a total of 10 players as questionable: Lofton, Hawthorne (both DNP); Graham, Colston, Evans, Jordan, Jenkins (limited); and..</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398921479049326592">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Three <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> who fully participated in practice also listed as questionable: S Roman Harper and DL Tyrunn Walker, Tom Johnson.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398921770016600064">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Not sure what happened to <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> Lofton&#39;s ankle. Injury report came out after media access. So hard to gauge the severity.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398921967463436288">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>If <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> LBs Lofton, Hawthorne cant play, they&#39;ll lean on R.Humber, W.Herring, K.Reddick, possibly P.Haralson - and Rob Ryan&#39;s creativity.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398922495073349632">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> DE C.Jordan and S M.Jenkins returned to practice on limited basis Friday. TE J.Graham, WR M.Colston, G J.Evans remained limited.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398920846774784000">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Whether you call it &quot;Frontin&quot;,&quot;Perpetrating&quot;, or &quot;being Fake&quot;, nobody likes a fraud. For more see my blog <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Veneers&amp;src=hash">#Veneers</a>: <a href="http://t.co/5x19caPlvC">http://t.co/5x19caPlvC</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/398909167726886912">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>I am excited to announce April Gachassin, of Broussard, LA. as the winner of the <a href="https://twitter.com/TheMJFoundation">@TheMJFoundation</a> Saints v Cowboys Game Day raffle!</p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/statuses/398908264877789184">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it..</p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/statuses/398901407643746304">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Ryan had no problem expressing his feelings about being fired by Dallas earlier in the offseason/training camp.</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/statuses/398895887927107584">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/SaintCapricorn">@SaintCapricorn</a>: Just gotta say the pic of <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> and his baby is probably one of the best pix all time. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FearMyDaddysBeard&amp;src=hash">#FearMyDaddysBeard</a>"thank u</p>&mdash; NuLa C.E.O. (@JuniorG93) <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93/statuses/398891976747020288">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hey Friends, come on down to ROUSES on Baronne St this Sunday before the game. I&#39;ll be slinging sauce, sausage... <a href="http://t.co/mHepAwQJNn">http://t.co/mHepAwQJNn</a></p>&mdash; Joe Horn (@JoeHorn87) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoeHorn87/statuses/398885495599804417">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>A very special guest on today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> podcast: <a href="https://twitter.com/RobinRoberts">@RobinRoberts</a> -&gt; <a href="http://t.co/Dn93VwmWom">http://t.co/Dn93VwmWom</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TeamRobin&amp;src=hash">#TeamRobin</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/398872779220471808">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Jerry Jones: Rob Ryan&#39;s success no surprise (via <a href="http://t.co/50Hu0pDvg1">http://t.co/50Hu0pDvg1</a>) <a href="http://t.co/4VrY83cb0T">http://t.co/4VrY83cb0T</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/398869477506314240">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/SpecialOlympics">@SpecialOlympics</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/nolaovertheedge">@nolaovertheedge</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23WhoDatNation&amp;src=hash">#WhoDatNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GeauxSaints&amp;src=hash">#GeauxSaints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BeatTheCowboys&amp;src=hash">#BeatTheCowboys</a> Matt &amp; Mike, Thomas friends <a href="http://t.co/NCbeOYiTgV">pic.twitter.com/NCbeOYiTgV</a></p>&mdash; rita rita (@ritaleblanc) <a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc/statuses/398838392516927488">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>This is a real woman!!!!.......all you little girls and boys take notes&#10;&#10;<a href="http://t.co/bz8j9I2wCW">http://t.co/bz8j9I2wCW</a></p>&mdash; Sedrick Ellis (@SedrickEllis1) <a href="https://twitter.com/SedrickEllis1/statuses/398823443707080704">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>On this day in 1970, Saints kicker Tom Dempsey booted <a href="https://twitter.com/nfl">@NFL</a> record 63-yard FG to beat Lions. Distance has been tied, never broken</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/398820916760559617">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/ritaleblanc">@RitaLeBlanc</a> getting ready to go <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OverTheEdge&amp;src=hash">#OverTheEdge</a> for <a href="https://twitter.com/SOLouisiana">@SOLouisiana</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NOLA&amp;src=hash">#NOLA</a> <a href="http://t.co/v0Kfnf5u71">pic.twitter.com/v0Kfnf5u71</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/398812567767769088">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>PHOTOS: Saints&#39; <a href="https://twitter.com/SNFonNBC">@SNFonNBC</a> photo shoot: <a href="http://t.co/i28XVBA2aJ">http://t.co/i28XVBA2aJ</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DALvsNO&amp;src=hash">#DALvsNO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/398811312769101825">November 8, 2013</a></blockquote>

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