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Rob Ryan won't be Rams DC
Put another five minutes back on the clock.
After claiming he'd find a job in no time, it turns out Rob Ryan won't be the Rams new defensive coordinator after all, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Rob, the outspoken twin brother of Rex Ryan, was fired by Dallas owner Jerry Jones on Jan. 8 following an 8-8 finish that left the Cowboys out of the playoffs for the third straight season. Soon after, Rob delivered the line of the offseason, saying: "I'll be out of work for like five minutes."
It’s safe to say he was a little off on that one.
It seemed Rob was St. Louis-bound for sure (per multiple reports), but after a second visit with the Rams coaching staff on Monday, head coach Jeff Fisher determined Rob's addition was not a good “scheme fit.”
“After extensive conversations regarding defensive philosophy, the Rams and Rob Ryan agreed he was not the right fit for the DC position,” the team announced.
Now, I know what you’re thinking…. Rex’s brother is out of work and the Jets have a linebackers coach opening. So, could a Ryan brother reunion really be headed to Florham Park? It seems unlikely at this point, but as we’ve seen with the Jets, anything’s possible.
But more importantly: why would Rob take a step back professionally? He’s been a defensive coordinator since 2004 – first with the Oakland Raiders (2004-08), then the Cleveland Browns (2009-10) and, finally, the Cowboys (2011-12). Granted, he was fired by all three teams.
But there isn’t much job security in New Jersey, where his brother, Rex, is on tenuous ground with a new GM.