Originally written January 11, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
It didn't take long for Rob Ryan to find work after being fired by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Ryan has been hired as the defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams. Ryan has had stints as the defensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders (2004-2008), Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and Dallas Cowboys (2011-2012). The Rams had a vacancy at the position after the NFL suspended Gregg Williams for his role in the bounty scandal while the defensive coordinator with the New Orleans Saints. Williams' son Blake, the Rams linebacker coach, called the defensive plays for the during the suspension. Blake Williams and the team parted ways earlier in the month. Ryan will join the staff of a defensive-minded coach in Jeff Fisher. Fisher played for Rob's father Buddy in Chicago and coached with him in Houston. Fisher won't be the only familiar face for Rob in Chicago. Rob's brother, Jim Ryan, is an attorney who has lived in St. Louis for the past 20 years.
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