Friday, January 25, 2013
Impact of the Rob Ryan hire
By Tim Kavanagh
Well, it took longer than the five minutes he'd forecast, but Rob Ryan has landed a new job: according to our NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Ryan is the new defensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams.
When it was rumored that the Rams were interested in Ryan, that befuddled some observers, who noted that Rex's brother had gone with a 3-4 scheme in his recent NFL stops. It's possible that the Rams could make the personnel adjustments necessary to accommodate such a switch, but ESPN NFC West blogger Mike Sando doesn't believe that'll be necessary:
Mike SandoThey'll likely keep the same scheme
"The Rams already played with attitude in 2012 while posting a 4-1-1 record in the division. With Ryan and a veteran defensive staff, one of the NFL's youngest teams won't be hurting for experience on the sideline and coaching booth. Ryan served as defensive coordinator for Oakland, Cleveland and most recently Dallas before reaching an agreement with the Rams. He has favored a 3-4 defensive alignment in the past, but the Rams aren't looking for a new system. I anticipate Ryan adjusting to the defensive style Fisher favors."