Rob Ryan is portraying himself as the more serious brother this week.
Albeit with a self-serving jab mixed in.
The Saints' defensive coordinator greeted reporters Friday by holding up the plain white back side of a play chart.
The message was that he wasn't going to try to one-up his brother - Jets head coach Rex Ryan - in his game-week media session because he was more focused on trying to help the Saints win in New York on Sunday.
Rob Ryan said his brother took a more colorful approach to addressing the sibling rivalry earlier this week because the Jets are 4-4 and Rex is ''trying to deflect a little heat.''
On Wednesday, Rex Ryan held up what was purportedly an injury report he intended to read with a picture of each brother on the back side. One photo was of Rob's agonizing pout after New England beat the Saints three weeks ago on a touchdown with 5 seconds left. Under it were the words: ''Sorry About That Jets.'' The other photo was of a smiling Rex with the words: ''I Wis...