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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:36:04 -0700
The New Orleans Saints allowed 427 yards to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Last year, the Saints allowed 500-plus yards in two games and 400-plus yards in six contests. Ryan's defenses have finished in the top 10 just twice since 2004 and 19th or worse eight times.
Fantasy Tip: Not only is the Saints defense bad this year, but they are already dealing with several key injuries in their secondary that won't help matters. Stacking a quarterback-wide receiver duo of the Saints' opponent on a weekly basis might not be a bad strategy this year on FantasyScore.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 04:36:49 -0700
Clemson LB Stephone Anthony worked out with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, March 20. He also met with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, linebackers coach Joe Vitt, and assistant general manager Jeff Ireland.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 06:01:56 -0800
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan will return in 2015, according to a source.
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:15:39 -0800
New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could be dismissed following the season, but he has the support of several players on the team like CB Keenan Lewis and DE Tyrunn Walker. Many other defensive players also have voiced confidence in Ryan's ability.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 09:30:40 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said his relationship with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is "outstanding," and he denied reports that said Ryan's firing is coming because of a bad relationship between the two coaches. Payton was recently caught shouting at Ryan on the sidelines of the team's Week 13 game. "(Ryan) and I get along. We're doing great," said Payton.
Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:02:35 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan allegedly strongly dislike one another, and change is expected at the end of the season.
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.
Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:45:18 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan has reportedly told at least one person he believes he's getting the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator job.
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:30:58 -0800
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a radio interview that former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is a candidate to become the team's next defensive coordinator. There are other candidates, however, for the job. "We're going to bring in two to three candidates," Payton said. "I think we'll know in a week. Much was reported about Rob Ryan, and he's going to come in and interview here at the end of this week. We'll have, I'd say, at least between two and four candidates."
Wed, 06 Feb 2013 05:19:06 -0800
Updating a previous item, former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is expected to join the New Orleans Saints in the same capacity. According to a league source, it is "basically a done deal."
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 20:34:45 -0800
The New Orleans Saints plan to hire Rob Ryan (Cowboys) as their new defensive coordinator, according to league sources.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:11:14 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel are the St. Louis Rams' top two choices to become their next defensive coordinator and run the 3-4 defensive scheme.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 10:08:27 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware said he was disappointed to see former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan relieved of his duties. Ware believes Ryan is a good teacher. "He was one of the best coaches I've ever played for, really teaching me how to play and think like a linebacker," Ware said. "I had to go in there and know all the drops the inside backers would have and I had to know all the formations, knowing the skill of the game, he really taught me that a lot."
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 08:04:18 -0800
Updating a previous item, former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan backed out of the St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator job because he had misgivings about coaching a 4-3 scheme without any defensive assistants of his hiring on the team's staff. "He wanted it to work, and I just think he realized over the weekend that it was not (a fit)," said a source familiar with Ryan, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "Rob was torn."
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 08:22:16 -0800
The St. Louis Rams have opted not to hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator after "extensive conversations regarding defensive philosphy." The team felt he wasn't the right fit.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:02:49 -0800
The St. Louis Rams hired former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator Thursday, Jan. 24.
Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:22:15 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the defense's lack of turnovers in 2012 was the main reason for firing defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. The Cowboys were tied for 29th overall in the NFL with 16 takeaways, including being tied for last in the league with seven interceptions. The Chicago Bears led the NFL with 44 takeaways. "We had 16. That's 28 more opportunities with the ball," Garrett said. "Give me some of those 28 opportunities. That's something that we really sat back and thought a lot about, had a lot of discussions about - what's the best way to try to achieve that, and then, 'OK, you want to do that, now who are the guys who can help implement that?'"
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 09:30:16 -0800
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said the main reason the team fired former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was the lack of turnovers the defense created under Ryan. Garrett said the additions of defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Rod Marinelli will help with more turnovers.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 16:56:26 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan interviewed for the St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator position Saturday, Jan. 19, but left without a contract.
Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:43:55 -0800
The St. Louis Rams are interviewing former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for their defensive coordinator position.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 06:11:14 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he has spent extensive time with head coach Jason Garrett evaluating the coaching staff. The team has already let go defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and running backs coach Skip Peete. "We spend a certain amount of time between now and training camp," Jones said. "We have spent time, ad nauseam, certainly you spent that kind of time from a management standpoint. You spend that type of time with your coach and your coaches, anytime you might be looking at staff changes and you have to spend a lot of time with your head coach regarding that for sure."
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:09:20 -0800
The St. Louis Rams have not hired former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator, according to team sources. The Rams are interested in Ryan and there's a chance he could end up being their guy; however, they are early in the process, and head coach Jeff Fisher likes to take his time on such hires.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 05:15:39 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is denying reports that he is expected to join the St. Louis Rams in the same capacity. "I'm on a beach and have talked to nobody and have no comment," Ryan said.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:59:24 -0800
The St. Louis Rams are planning to hire former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan for the same position on head coach Jeff Fisher's coaching staff, according to a source. Another source said the deal is not done yet, but the team is expected to hire him.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:56:47 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could join the New York Jets coaching staff if he is not able to find a defensive coordinator job with another team. Ryan's preference is to find a defensive coordinator position.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:16:16 -0800
The St. Louis Rams have had some internal discussions about the possibility of reaching out to former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in regards to their defensive coordinator position.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 04:21:36 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said the defense under former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan could have played better, even though the unit suffered through many injuries in 2012. Jones alluded to two losses - at the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2 and to the Chicago Bears in Week 4, when Dallas' defense was almost completely healthy - as part of the reasons why he let Ryan go. "I didn't like the way we were playing in a lot of cases," Jones said. "I thought we could play better before the injuries, and so I factored that in. It wasn't like we had a lot of injuries out here when we played Chicago. It wasn't like we had a lot of injuries when we played Seattle. I didn't like the way we played there."
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 11:38:05 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys believed former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's philosophies and schemes were unsound at times and that he was inconsistent in his blitzing. The team believed he blitzed too much in 2011 which resulted in a weak passing defense because of poor play in the secondary but that rarely blitzed this season even though the team improved their secondary.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 06:52:42 -0800
Several Dallas Cowboys players, including LB Bruce Carter, CB Sterling Moore and DT Jason Hatcher, are upset with the firing of former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:32:32 -0800
The New York Jets will not be hiring former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to their coaching staff. Rob Ryan is the twin brother of head coach Rex Ryan.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 04:45:18 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys could be moving to a 4-3 defense in 2013 following the firing of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Head coach Jason Garrett said the team plans to "move forward in a different direction philosophically on defense."
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 03:58:43 -0800
Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan felt he did a good job of improving the team's defense during his tenure, and he is not worried about finding another job with a team. "I inherited a team that was 31st in the league in defense and made them better," Ryan said. "I (expletive) made them a hell of a lot better. I'll be out of work for like five minutes."
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:00:11 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan Tuesday, Jan. 8, according to sources.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:29:10 -0800
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said things will become uncomfortable at the team's facility this offseason following their elimination from playoff contention in Week 17. "I can assure our fans this: that it's going to be very uncomfortable from my standpoint, it's going to be very uncomfortable for the next few weeks and months at Valley Ranch," Jones said. While offering support for head coach Jason Garrett, Jones refused to answer questions regarding defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's status and whether or not Garrett will remain the playcaller in 2013. Jones said he believes in QB Tony Romo's long-term future, though he wouldn't discuss any potential contract extension.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:27:00 -0800
The Dallas Cowboys' defense has allowed 11 scores, including eight touchdowns, in their last 22 drives. Part of the struggles could be due to the lack of pressure on opposing quarterbacks. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan rarely sends more than four pass rushers after the quarterback.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 06:16:47 -0800
Dallas Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware said he won't hesitate to rush the edge with abandon when Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III drops back in Week 12, or when the Redskins show the read-option look. "You've got to be aggressive. You can't just sit back there because he can throw the ball," Ware said. "You don't want to leave your cornerbacks on an island. You can't have a spy guy mentality. We have to put pressure on him." Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan added the team will pick their spots when it comes to blitzing Griffin.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 06:09:03 -0800
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan realizes Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is a special talent; however, that doesn't mean he likes him. "He's a special player, and that's why they traded half the team to get him," Ryan said. "They say he's a hell of a kid. I don't like him. Hopefully he'll have a bad Thanksgiving."
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 08:25:21 -0800
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said the team's Week 11 game against the Cleveland Browns is personal. Ryan admitted there are lingering feelings from his departure from Cleveland in January 2011. "Any time you pour everything into it and apparently management didn't see it as good enough, of course it's personal," Ryan said. The Browns went 10-22 during Ryan's two seasons as defensive coordinator.
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 04:14:04 -0700
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan guaranteed the team will win in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons. "We got to win this week," Ryan said after practice Friday, Nov. 2. "We know it and we're going to."
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 08:15:51 -0700
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is looking for more takeaways from a unit that has just one in five games so far this season. In fact, instead of takeaways, Ryan said he is looking for 'takeovers' from the defense. "Obviously we're not good at getting turnovers," Ryan said. "So we're going to get 'takeovers' this week. We changed the name, so I think we'll do much better." Ryan believes it's just a matter of time before the defense will generate them.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 07:21:47 -0700
Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan wanted the team to select Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt in the 2011 NFL Draft instead of OT Tyron Smith, according to New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, Rob's brother. "I know my brother was wanting him when he was in Dallas. He lost out in that battle," Rex Ryan said. "They took that tackle instead. We kept saying, 'You got to get this kid, you got to get this kid.' And sure enough, Houston ends up with him."