Usually, Rob Ryan has plenty to say.
But the new Saints defensive coordinator brushed off a group of reporters Wednesday at LSU’s pro day, saying only “training camp.”
But one of his former players who was there said Ryan should be an immediate help for the defense that set the league record for most yards allowed last season.
Defensive end Marcus Spears, who was also let go by the Cowboys (but landed on his feet with the Ravens), said he didn’t think Ryan should have been let go in Dallas.
“They are going to realize that they have a coach that listens to his players, who’s energetic and very approachable,” Spears said, via Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “As a vet or a player in general, when you can approach your coach with a concern or if you feel like something can be done differently, he takes it into account.
I’m not saying that he changes it but he takes it into account. You feel like you have a relationship with him off the field and that you can go to him. And in the interim it helps you play better.”
That kind of communication does not extend to the communications professionals though. At least not yet.