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The St. Louis Rams have decided not to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and stepped in a new direction by hiring Frank Bush as linebackers coach.
Bush replaces Blake Williams, son of Gregg Williams, who was briefly defensive coordinator with the Rams last winter before being suspended indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.
Bush was with the Titans the last two seasons and prior to that was defensive coordinator for four seasons with the Texans. He has also been a player, scout, position coach and assistant head coach.
The Texans set a franchise record for fewest points allowed per game, 20.8 points, and yards allowed at 324.9. Bush earned two Super Bowl rings while with the Broncos from 1995-03.
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According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rob Ryan decided to turn down the Rams’ offer to become their new defensive coordinator at the last minute. It turns out he didn’t like the fit. “He wanted it to work, and I just think he realized over the weekend that it was not (a fit),” said a source familiar with Ryan, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Rob was torn...
Rob Ryan decided to pull out of the St. Louis Rams' search for a defensive coordinator after it appeared he would accept the job because he was uncomfortable working with a 4-3 scheme and assistants he didn't hire, according to a report. Ryan visited the Rams last weekend and there were indications that the Rams would announce this week that he would be joining the coaching...
On vacation in Turks & Caicos earlier this month Rob Ryan received a phone call from Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett informing the team's defensive coordinator that he would no longer be employed by the club.
While talking to reporters after receiving the news, Ryan boasted that he'd find another job in five minutes. After returning from vacation, reports surfaced that...
ST. LOUIS Rob Ryan said he'd only be out of work for about five minutes. Turns out he only had a job with the St. Louis Rams for about five minutes.
After multiple reports last week said the Rams had hired the former Cowboys defensive coordinator to the same position, the team announced on Twitter that he won't be joining their coaching staff.
Just minutes after the team...
Rob Ryan said he would be out of a job for “like five minutes” it was a little longer but reports came in that he had signed a contract to be the defensive coodinator of the St. Louis Rams.
Today the Rams annouced that they had changed their mind and would not have Ryan on their staff next season.
After extensive conversations regarding defensive philosophy, the Rams and Rob...
As we all know Rob Ryan was hired as the defensive coordinator for the Rams and fired after five days on the job. Sources say he and head coach Jeff Fisher could not agree on a defensive scheme.
According to Jim Thomas, Rams beat writer, to replace the recently disposed Ryan it seems the Rams have turned their sights on former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron...
Chris Mortensen reports that the St Louis Rams have changed their mind regarding the decision to hire Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator.
“It wasn’t a scheme fit,” said Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.
Mortensen adds that the decision came after meeting with Ryan again on Monday.
Just a few weeks ago, this seemed like a done deal and, in fact, it was reported as such....
ESPN Senior Writer Adam Schefter is reporting that the Rams have changed their minds and will not name Rob Ryan defensive coordinator.
I’m not really sure what happened, but reports are that after several discussions, he and Jeff Fisher could not agree on a defensive philosophy.
I guess that five minutes of being unemployed will drag on.
Really? Gregg Williams did what?
According to a report in Wednesday's New Orleans Times-Picayune, New Orleans Saints Assistant Coach Joe Vitt made some strong allegations against former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is accused of running a bounty program.
Among the nuggets the paper found after obtaining Vitt's testimony...
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams have reached out to former Browns DC Dick Jauron regarding defensive-coordinator vacancy.
Earlier today, the Rams decided against the idea of bringing in Rob Ryan to run their defense and cited philosophical differences as the main reason why the move was made.
With a regime in Cleveland, it wasn’t all that surprising...
Now that the Tennessee Titans are ready to hire former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg WIlliams, some players have told Mike Freeman of CBS Sports that not everyone is going to trust him since he’s a “rat” to them after coming clean to the NFL regarding bounty gate.
Many people thought he would never get another NFL job because players and coaches wouldn’t be able to trust...
Rob Ryan no longer is defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, according to a tweet from the team's official account Tuesday.
After extensive conversations regarding defensive philosophy, the Rams and Rob Ryan agreed he was not the right fit for the DC position.
Ryan was hired by the team four days ago.
The outspoken brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan was fired by the...
SAINT WAS A SINNER
Saints quarterback Drew Brees did not hold back one bit when hammering former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, saying, "He sounds like a madman."
The Bountygate scandal that dominated the Saints 2012 season went beyond alleged offers of cash rewards for hits and injuries to opposing players, according to assistant head coach Joe Vitt.
In December testimony obtained by the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Vitt alleged that former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams once promised to reward players if they knocked down...