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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.com. "I knew they had to do something after an 8-8 season. They choose me to be the guy, sure."
Coming off a disappointing 2012 campaign, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones abruptly reshuffled the coaching staff. While head coach Jason Garrett was retained, Ryan fell victim to the chopping block.
Scapegoated, if you will.
"Better coaches, than me have been fired," Ryan said. "Just not many."
Dallas' defense finished 19th in overall defeat, but suffered season-ending injuries to key starters (Sean Lee) and saw its elite playmakers (DeMarcus Ware) hampered by various maladies.
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Rob Ryan has been known to be very outspoken, just like his brother Rex. The Saints are trying to limit his exposure with the media by putting in his contract that he can only talk when he has permission.
Violation of NFL media policy. RT @andy_fenelon: Rob Ryan’s contract says he can’t talk to press unless ok’d by Greg Bensel, Sr. VP/comm.
— Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) February...
The New Orleans Saints have once again turned to a Dallas Cowboys coordinator to revamp their team.The Saints have hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.Ryan was fired by the Cowboys after another disappointing 8-8 season in 2012.During his time in Dallas his record is 16-16 -- and .500 is not good enough when Jerry Jones is the owner.Before he got to Dallas, Ryan was...
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...
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...
For the last week it was a reported lock that the Saints were signing Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator and going through the motions of the interview process before that. Today it's now been made official. It's a really strange turn of events after Rob Ryan was signed earlier this offseason to take over the Rams' defense, replacing Gregg Williams, before ultimately...
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 New Orleans Saints have hired Rob Ryan as the team’s new defensive coordinator. Ryan, dismissed by the Dallas Cowboys last month, will now oversee the Saints defense as the team converts from a 4-3 alignment to a 3-4 scheme. Ryan had been thought earlier this month to be the next defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, but at the last moment, the two sides appeared to...
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...