With the Panthers head coaching job going to Ron Rivera, Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is waiting to find out where his next gig will be.
Tony Grossi of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports the Browns may be interested in keeping him, depending on who gets the head coaching job.
Ryan and other Browns staff members remain under contract and in limbo. (Better to be in limbo than playing limbo, which Rob could struggle at.) Grossi writes that the organization may want to bring back Ryan and special teams coordinator Brad Seely.
We love the idea of Ryan staying in Cleveland. Eric Mangini and Ryan improved the team’s defense without a ton of talent and it doesn’t make a lot of sense to start over. Pat Shurmur is believed to be the favorite for the Browns head coaching job and has no experience coaching defense.
Another possibility for Rob Ryan could be another tour of duty in Oakland, where Hue Jackson is reportedly lining up a staff.