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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 in preparing and playing against his defenses and they've always been challenging in terms of the different looks and pressures that they feature," Payton said when Ryan's hiring was announced Saturday, one day after he interviewed for the job. "We've had the chance to visit with each other and talk about our visions for our team and I'm excited about moving forward as we prepare for the 2013 season."
In 2010, Ryan was Cleveland's defensive coordinator when the Browns beat the Saints in the Superdome 30-17, intercepting passes by Drew Brees four times. One of those inter...
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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...
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan has filled out his coaching staff by hiring Brian VanGorder as linebackers coach and Bobby April III as a defensive quality-control coach.
VanGorder replaces longtime assistant Bob Sutton, who left to become Kansas City's defensive coordinator. VanGorder was Auburn's defensive coordinator last season after spending the previous four seasons in...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
If you’ve been paying attention to the news the past few days, you know that there is a manhunt going on in LA for a former LAPD officer and Naval reservist, Christopher Dorner. Dorner is accused of killing a couple on Super Bowl Sunday with revenge as the motive for what he deems as unfair actions brought upon him by the LAPD. He’s also been linked to the ambush of three officers...
With Shonn Greene entering free agency, addressing the running back position will become a top priority for Gang Green. As Rex Ryan and company evaluate their options, the Jets' front office may flirt with the idea of bringing a former Giant great to the other side of the New York football rivalry.