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After saying it would take “like five minutes” to get a new job, Rob Ryan is finally employed again — and it took a month.
The Saints announced they have hired the former Cowboys defensive coordinator for the same position. Ryan was fired by the Cowboys in early January after Jerry Jones promised major changes coming to the organization.
The Cowboys were 8-8 in 2012. They were 19th in yards allowed and 24th in points allowed. Ryan is expected to take his 3-4 defense to New Orleans. The Saints were 32nd in yards allowed and 31st in points allowed in 2012 under Steve Spagnuolo.
Ryan will team up with returning head coach Sean Payton in 2013. The Saints had a down year without Payton in 2012 going 7-9 and missing the playoffs.
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Although it took him a lot longer than five minutes, Rob Ryan indeed landed another job in the NFL.
However, he's still taken aback by his previous employer's pink slip.
The Saints' new defensive coordinator admitted that he was "a little shocked" about his firing by the Cowboys.
"Oh yeah, look, I was a little shocked," Ryan said, via ESPNDallas...
After the Dallas Cowboys finished the 2012 season
8-8 and their defense showed a considerable amount of improvement from previous
years, Rob Ryan was chosen as the guy to be let go after a two year tenure. Ryan
said this in an interview with ESPNDallas.com,
inherited a team that was 31st in the league in defense and made them better”……”I
(expletive) made them...
Rob Ryan has been hired by the New Orleans Saints. In New Orleans he will be tasked with turning around the last ranked defense in the NFL.
Ryan spent the last two seasons in Dallas but was let go at the end of the season. Ryan quipped that he would be out of work for five minutes and reports circulated that he was set to coach the Rams defensive unit in 2013. Hours later the Rams...
Sean Payton is back as the head coach of the New Orleans Saints following a year long suspension. His first order of business after a dismal 7-9 season where the defense failed more times than they prevailed was to fire Steve Spagnuola has the defensive coordinator. That move was made immediately upon Payton’s return. His next order of business was to hire a new DC with extensive...
When Rob Ryan was fired by the Dallas Cowboys he told the press that he was not worried about finding a job. He said that he would not be unemployed for no more than five minutes. Well for Ryan it took a bit more than five minutes, but he is now employed by the New Orleans Saints as their defensive coordinator.
Saints Head Sean Payton spoke about the hiring of Ryan. He told reporters...
The New Orleans Saints obviously knew what they were getting into when they hired a Ryan brother.
According to Andy Fenelon of NFL.com, the Saints put a provision in Rob Ryan's contract that says the newly hired defensive coordinator can't speak to the media unless it's first approved by the team's senior vice president of communications, Greg Bensel. That is likely...
The Saints hired Rob Ryan to be their new defensive coordinator on Saturday and later that day he admitted he was surprised he needed to find a new job in the first place.
"Oh yeah, look, I was a little shocked," Ryan told ESPN Dallas about his emotions after the Cowboys fired him. "I knew they had to do something after an 8-8 season. They choose me to be the guy...
The New Orleans Saints have hired former Cowboys coordinator Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator to implement the Saints' new 3-4 scheme and to replace the fired Steve Spagnuolo.
Ryan has been a defensive coordinator for three teams in the last nine seasons -- Dallas, Cleveland and Oakland. In a bit of a surprise move, the Cowboys fired Ryan after in early January...
The Saints have hired Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator and added Stan Kwan as an assistant special teams coach.
Saints coach Sean Payton, who announced the additions to his staff on Saturday, says the Saints found Ryan's defenses challenging when they played his previous teams. In 2010, Ryan was Cleveland's defensive coordinator when the Browns beat the Saints...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former Dallas Cowboys assistant Rob Ryan has interviewed with the New Orleans Saints for their vacant defensive coordinator job.
The team said Ryan met with coach Sean Payton on Friday.
Payton interviewed University of Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham on Thursday.
Payton fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and announced he wanted to switch...
Rob Ryan was fired by the Dallas Cowboys after a second consecutive 8-8 season, and after another year of his defense being incapable of holding onto a lead when handed to them. Of course, he considers himself a scapegoat and is (genuinely, I believe) shocked that Jerry Jones gave him the boot, according to Dan Hanzus of ESPN:
“Oh yeah, look, I was a little shocked...
METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Saints coach Sean Payton has chosen Rob Ryan as his new defensive coordinator, hoping New Orleans can overhaul a unit that was historically bad last season.
Ryan, the brother of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, spent the past two seasons as Dallas' defensive coordinator. He was fired after last season, when his defense ranked 19th.
"We have experience...
Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham has notified the school that he's interviewing with the New Orleans Saints.
Athletic director Greg McGarity made the announcement Thursday.
As part of his contract, Grantham must let Georgia know when he plans to interview for an NFL job. He made the request Wednesday night, just hours after taking part in a ceremony for national...
After interviewing for the job on Friday, Rob Ryan has been hired by the New Orleans Saints to be their new defensive coordinator. Head coach Sean Payton wants to switch the Saints from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 scheme. So by hiring Ryan, the Saints will be able to make the switch. Ryan was … Continue reading »