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Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan

  • David Whitlock

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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David Whitlock

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David (a.k.a. Longhorndave or lhd_on_sports) joined the staff late mid-2012 season and became the Reading Between the Seams (baseball) Site Manager in early 2013. A lifelong Houston Astros fan (and mini-season ticket holder for 9 years) he attends 20+ games per year. He is also a Texas Longhorns alumnus and huge college football and baseball fan of his alma mater. When he isn't watching or writing about college football or baseball, he works as a contractor at NASA Johnson Space Center. He lives by the mantra "a bad day at the ballpark is better than a good day anywhere else."

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