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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:45:23 -0700
Although the New York Jets are in need of cornerbacks, they are unlikely to pursue free-agent CB Champ Bailey, who was cut by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, Aug. 30. The thinking is if Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes Bailey has lost a step, then Jets coach Rex Ryan would not take a chance on him.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 06:02:53 -0700
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is reportedly believed to be making a big push for the team to sign free-agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha (Eagles). Ryan coached Asomugha while serving as defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:54:20 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he believes LB Jonathan Vilma, a prototypical 4-3 middle linebacker, can make the switch to the team's new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Vilma is considered undersized to play middle linebacker in the 3-4; however, Payton can envision Vilma playing in a weakside linebacker spot with LB Curtis Lofton staying as a middle linebacker.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:46:53 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have denied a report that outspoken defensive coordinator Rob Ryan would need special permission from the team's vice president of communication Greg Bensel before speaking to the media. "Report that Rob Ryan needs to get my OK before speaking to media is 100 percent false - he like all of our coaches, follow norm league media rules," Bensel said via Twitter.
Mon, 11 Feb 2013 05:41:22 -0800
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said he was stunned after being fired by his former team, the Dallas Cowboys. Ryan feels he was a scapegoat for the team's disappointing 2012 campaign. "Oh yeah, look, I was a little shocked," Ryan said. "I knew they had to do something after an 8-8 season. They choose me to be the guy, sure."
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 13:48:12 -0800
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has not signed a contract at this point because the contract has not been drafted yet.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:47:20 -0800
None of New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's last six units in stops with the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders have ranked better than 14th in yards allowed and 13th in points allowed.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:34:01 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced Saturday, Feb. 9, the team has hired Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and Stan Kwan as assistant special teams coordinator. Payton said he was intrigued by Ryan's aggressiveness as a coordinator and the different looks his defenses can give to opponents. "In regards to Rob, 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. "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. Rob is enthusiastic about joining our team and getting right to work."
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:20:59 -0800
The New Orleans Saints could pursue Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent LB Anthony Spencer following the team's decision to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 06:16:07 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has been hired as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator.
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