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Rob Ryan to Saints finally a done deal

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Ryan protests a penalty during their NFL football game against Washington Redskins in Landover Reuters

The longest five minutes of the offseason is finally over.

According to FOX’s Jay Glazer, Ryan has accepted the Saints defensive coordinator job.

This one was decreed “basically a done deal,” a few days ago, but the Saints went through the process of interviewing others anwyay.

Having the boisterous Ryan brother in New Orleans during Mardi Gras weekend was apparently enough to sell him on the job of remaking a defense that set a league record for yards allowed last year.

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25 Responses to “Rob Ryan to Saints finally a done deal”
  1. suprinelolskins says: Feb 9, 2013 9:15 AM

    How many more teams can Rob Ryan fool into hiring him to run their D because his last name is Ryan?

  2. aneaglesfan says: Feb 9, 2013 9:17 AM

    LMAO…enough said

  3. MichaelEdits says: Feb 9, 2013 9:17 AM

    If they meet this year, I bet the Saints will make Romo look really bad.

  4. fuglyflorio says: Feb 9, 2013 9:25 AM

    Priceless. This is funny beyond words.

  5. anyonebutbrady says: Feb 9, 2013 9:31 AM

    It doesn’t take insider information to make Romo look awful, he can do bad all by himself…

  6. jakec4 says: Feb 9, 2013 9:36 AM

    The Ryans can be their own worst enemies by their actions and words, but they do know defense.

  7. stoney18 says: Feb 9, 2013 9:40 AM

    They’ll regret not having hired Romeo. He’s a very good D-coordinator. His stints as an HC weren’t great in the W column but I don’t think anyone else could have done too much better with the “talent” he was given to work with. Romeo over Ryan?? Gee, what were Mickey and Sean thinking!?!

  8. turtlehut says: Feb 9, 2013 9:41 AM

    If we did not have the Ryan’s around, we would miss the comic relief from the inane empty boasts spewing from them.

  9. zappaisgod says: Feb 9, 2013 9:46 AM

    Cause he did such a great job in Dallas with a few perrenial pro bowlers.

  10. silversun60 says: Feb 9, 2013 9:49 AM

    Longest 5 minutes ever.

  11. wisewoo says: Feb 9, 2013 9:58 AM

    They may as well have said “You’re good but we’re still waiting…waiting…we really need to hire some….waiting…anyone…oh God, you’re…ugh.. hired”

  12. bergthe1st says: Feb 9, 2013 10:03 AM

    Gregg Williams all over again. But, the Saints feel (and I’m inclined to agree) that, if he can improve the defense to mediocre (say…19th) then they’ll be a serious contender.

  13. jetnotjets says: Feb 9, 2013 10:04 AM

    “I’m not worried about the holes on this side of the ball. I can fix this defense in 5 minutes.”

  14. 56commando says: Feb 9, 2013 10:04 AM

    Romeo doesn’t what a job as he’s guaranteed millions from KC on his contract for doing nothing! why give that up? He’ll be back, don’t think the Saints had any other takers.

  15. mazblast says: Feb 9, 2013 10:06 AM

    Payton’s instructions to Ryan–

    1. Cut the hair, you look like a bum.
    2. Lose weight. You look like a fat bum.
    3. No interviews. Focus on your job. Focus on a defense that statistically was one of the worst EVER last year. Every time a Ryan talks to the press, it causes trouble.
    4. You’re coaching from the press box. If you indulge in your ranting, raving, and thrashing about, they’ll hardly be noticed.

    Ryan explodes. Literally.

  16. conewalker says: Feb 9, 2013 10:09 AM

    anwyay. Great job proofreading your 50-word post

  17. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Feb 9, 2013 10:20 AM

    lets see, rob ryan has been hired by bill belichick, norv turner, eric mangini, and now sean payton.

    all these people who actually know something about football continue to believe that this guy can coach, so i’m sure he’s sweating the jibes of the pft peanut gallery.

  18. jimnaizeeum says: Feb 9, 2013 10:21 AM

    5 minutes after next season he may be looking for another job

  19. tincansailor981 says: Feb 9, 2013 10:23 AM

    Damn. I wanted Romeo to get the job

  20. hushbrother says: Feb 9, 2013 10:29 AM

    Great, now Fox can still cut to him whooping it up on the sidelines while the announcers talk about what a character he is, like they did during every Dallas game this year. Adds so much to the enjoyment of the games.

  21. trickbunny says: Feb 9, 2013 12:28 PM

    From paper bags to windbag.

  22. redpillmindstate says: Feb 9, 2013 1:18 PM

    Really???? However the outcome anything better than giving up the most yards ever will be a significant improvement

  23. borisbulldog says: Feb 9, 2013 2:47 PM

    Good job Saints!

    Looks like your D will improve 8 spots as Ryan D’s (OAK/CLE/DAL) average 24th best every year!

  24. nola5712 says: Feb 9, 2013 8:09 PM

    love how pft refuses to post my comment that says not all saints fans liked Williams anyway BEFORE the pay-for-performance-gate. What? Florio doesn’t like rational Saints fans, only drama enticing site clicks? Go figure. We wanted him gone long before 2011.

  25. bubbasmithguy says: Feb 9, 2013 9:01 PM

    Why do teams keep hiring the Ryan’s? They have never accomplished anything. Oh well, I don’t like the Saints so I’m perfectly fine with him making their defense worse.

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