Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 1/11/13

Following his dismissal from the Cowboys on Tuesday, Rob Ryan quipped that he'd be out of work for "five minutes."

It took a little longer, but the end result was all the same.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Rams have hired Ryan as their new defensive coordinator.

Ironically, the news comes just hours after Dallas filled Ryan's vacancy with Monte Kiffin.

Ryan is the second high-profile hiring under Jeff Fisher; last offseason, they tabbed Gregg Williams for the same position, but his involvement in the Saints' bounty scandal forced the team to dole the duties to his son, Blake. Both Williams' were fired after the season.

Fisher both played for and coached under Ryan's father, Buddy, so the connection is obviously there.

In St. Louis, Ryan will be tasked with overseeing a unit that finished in the top half of all major defensive categories -- points allowed (14th), yards allowed (14th), passing yards allowed (15th), and rushing yards allowed (15th). He doesn't have the same level of talent around him as he had in Big D, but the Rams have a solid foundation to build upon.

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