Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan

rob-ryan-cowboysIt appears former Dallas Cowboys Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan won’t be unemployed much longer.  ESPN is reporting that the New Orleans Saints will snatch up his services, this coming a year after the bountygate scandal rocked their franchise and eventually crippled them to a surprisingly ordinary 7-9 record.

The Saints will have an entirely rebuilt (or retro, depending on how you look at it) coaching staff, with the return of Sean Payton and the fiery Rob Ryan taking over where Gregg Williams (of the scandal) left off.  Ryan will take over from Steve Spagnuolo, who led the NFL’s worst defense, at 440.1 yards per game (worst in Saints history, and there were some bad teams in their first decade, just ask Archie Manning).  The Saints figure to switch to the (now-back-in-vogue) 3-4 and seem to have talent on that side of the ball.

Ryan was let go by the Dallas Cowboys after an ordinary season by his defensive unit resulting in, yet another playoff missed by the Cowboys.

The Saints look to bounce back sooner than later, with Drew Brees presumably at the end of his Hall of Fame career.

- Dave (@lhd_on_sports)

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