Rob Ryan has been hired by the New Orleans Saints. In New Orleans he will be tasked with turning around the last ranked defense in the NFL.
Ryan spent the last two seasons in Dallas but was let go at the end of the season. Ryan quipped that he would be out of work for five minutes and reports circulated that he was set to coach the Rams defensive unit in 2013. Hours later the Rams opted to backtrack and Ryan was again looking for a job.
The Saints will transition to a 3-4 defense under Ryan which suggests that the team will aggressively seek defensive players during the draft and free agency.