Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Where will Rob Ryan land?
By Tim Kavanagh
It appeared that the speculation over Rob Ryan's next NFL job would be coming to a close, as the St. Louis Rams were reportedly poised to hire him as their new DC. Things took a turn, however, and on Tuesday morning, the club announced that they would not be hiring him for their DC vacancy. So now what?
Ryan's skills as the architect of an attacking 3-4 defensive scheme are still in demand. And one team that's looking for such a person plays their home games where the Super Bowl is taking place this season, the New Orleans Saints. HC Sean Payton has hinted at switching to a 3-4 defense after firing DC Steve Spagnuolo, and though we've been hearing a lot of buzz about Romeo Crennel being in line for the post, this was information presented in a world where Ryan was headed to St. Louis. His change in availability could alter the Saints' thoughts on the matter, though to be clear, this is just speculation. Stay tuned.