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“Looks like he’s the type of guy who might give you bulletin board material now and then, but it’s all for the better,” Sensabaugh said.

“It’s our job to go out and execute and make sure that he doesn’t look like a fool,” linebacker Bradie James said.

Garrett acknowledged that Ryan’s confidence is good for a unit that struggled throughout last year and can help build a swagger in the preseason and heading into a new season.

“Ultimately how we execute and how we play is going to instill the swagger and the confidence that we need,” Garrett said. “But certainly as you get started, it’s important to walk into a room, walk out on the practice field, go into a game feeling confident and ready to go.”