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Kansas City Chiefs
The firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was met with much scrutiny, appearing to be an attempt to blame Ryan for yet another disappointing Cowboy's season. Ryan's defense was decimated by injury, and yet he was able to keep the Cowboys competitive. But Ryan's tenure in Dallas was far from perfect. His defenses showed many of the same problems as past Cowboy defenses: lack of discipline, missed assignments in the secondary, and coming up small in big situations. And even when the Cowboys had all their players healthy they were not forcing turnovers, tying the Kansas City Chiefs for fewest interceptions. By firing Ryan, Jerry Jones makes a statement that the Cowboy's are going to be a different kind of defense in 2013, likely to a 4-3 defense. Jones has been known to make big moves that he thinks can be the difference in his team's success, and this off-season he may be looking at former Bear's head coach Lovie Smith as the guy who can help his team turn t...
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Why did Jerry Jones fire Rob Ryan?
After the season was over, Jones famously said that things were going to be uncomfortable around Valley Ranch. He promised, in so many words, significant change.
But why Rob Ryan?
Sure, the defense was porous and played poorly. But Ryan had to assemble a team that excluded as many as seven of his starters. The team’s top tackler...
The Dallas Cowboys' failure to make the playoffs cost Rob Ryan his job, as the defensive coordinator was fired Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. "I inherited a team that was 31st in the league in defense and made them better. I (expletive) made them a hell of a lot better. I'll be out of work for like five minutes," Ryan told ESPNDallas. The Cowboys...
The Dallas Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Ryan’s firing was not entirely unexpected as team owner Jerry Jones promised to make things “very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch.”
Ryan had served as the Cowboys defensive coordinator for the last two seasons. He had one year left on his contract.
“I inherited a team that was 31st...
The pain of a 28-18 season-ending loss and a very average 8-8 season still a fresh wound, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said three days after the disappointment in Washington that things were going to get "very uncomfortable" at Valley Ranch over the next few weeks.The news Monday of the firing of running backs coach Skip Peete stunned nobody and hardly registered on...
The Dallas Cowboys have fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan,
sources have told FOXSports.com.
The Cowboys fired another assistant coach, and this time its defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. This is a move that I wanted to see happen, and one that needed to happen. Fact is, Ryan talked too much and couldn’t back it up, nor did he he ever elevate the defense to a top flight defense.
Its funny to hear that his defense was exotic and aggressive – it was not. How many times did...
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they will meet with former Bears HC Lovie Smith on Thursday regarding this head coaching position.
Smith has drawn some interest from NFL teams since being let go last week. He’s reportedly being considered for the Chargers head coaching job and it seemed like he had a decent chance to sign on with the Bills before they ultimately hired...
It’s not every coordinator firing that KSK bothers to cover, but not every coordinator is Rob Ryan, a man who never stopped rocking, being real or doing eightballs in the first seat of his 1999 Ford Econoline conversion van. This off-season, both Ryan brothers were almost out of jobs, which would have left this a much poorer league for the sake of depravity. That might sit well...
Apparently when Jerry Jones vowed last week to make things uncomfortable at Valley Ranch, he wasn't kidding. Running backs coach Skip Peete was the first man overboard Monday, but the Cowboys followed that by firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday.
With his next firing, Jones could aim even higher. There is absolutely nothing to suggest that head coach Jason Garrett...
Seven down. Who's next?
Lovie Smith interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday as the team continued its search to replace Andy Reid, who was fired after a 4-12 finish.
Smith is the seventh candidate to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski. The Eagles haven't announced who they plan to interview next, but they...
Jerry Jones promised changes were coming to the Dallas Cowboys, and they’re starting to trickle in.
The Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com. Dallas went 8-8 during the 2012 season. The Cowboys’ defense was ranked 19th in total yards, 19th against the pass and 22nd against the run.
Ryan is the twin brother of New York Jets head coach...
Not sure if this is out there but I just heard the Cowboys have fired Rob Ryan. Brian Costello (@BrianCoz) January 9, 2013That's how it all started. Within minutes it had spread like wildfire. I didn't want to believe it- this man, who held together a respectable defense in the final weeks of the season using walk-on players, had just been fired.This hadn't been...
Heading into the weekend of week 17, I had a Twitter exchange with Da Bears Blog wherein he indicated he did not believe Smith’s job was in jeopardy, regardless of whether Chicago won or lost in week 17 against Detroit.
The Bears went on to win the game, but Smith was fired regardless of the 10-6 record posted by the Bears. I thought there was a decent chance Smith’s job was...