So what happened between the Rams and Ryan?
ESPN’s Adam Schefter provided an explanation on NFL Live Tuesday. Per Schefter, Ryan and the Rams indeed reached an agreement on January 24. Ryan began attending team meetings, but Rams officials “felt uncomfortable” about Ryan’s fondness for a 3-4 defense. The Rams have been a 4-3 team.
Per Schefter, conflict over whether St. Louis would change schemes led the sides to ultimately “cancel the marriage” with Ryan.
You often hear football coaches say there’s no big difference between 4-3 and 3-4 defensive systems.
Rob Ryan and the Rams obviously feel differently.