The New Orleans Saints announced Saturday, as many expected, that former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been officially hired by the team.
After a long wait, much more than the 5 minutes Ryan boasted he would be out of job, he lands with a team that's on a mission to regain prominence after the 'Bountygate' scandal.
They're also switiched to a 3-4 defensive alignment which makes Ryan the perfect man for the job out of any coaching candidates available.
Ryan flirted with the Rams and looked to be headed to St. Louis until both sides felt it wasn't a good fit.
"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," Saints head coach Sean Payton said, via ESPN.com. "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."
"I have had the opportuni...