So says Chris Mortensen, who reported Monday on ESPN's "NFL Insiders" that "several NFL executives," including an owner, told him as much about the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator and his flowing silver locks.
"It is about image for these guys," Mortensen said. "They want a CEO-type. That's what they want."
And those muckety mucks don't want him just because of his hair?
Well, as weak as that may sound, they are the ones who call the shots.
And if he only thing standing between the 51-year-old Ryan and an NFL head coaching job (and all the financial rewards that come with it) is a trip to the barbershop, well, maybe it's time for him to reexamine his priorities.
Seriously, dude, just get a haircut.