UNEMPLOYED: Rob Ryan Went A Little Rogue On NFL Gameday
I'm sure it's as hard for you to believe as it is for me, but it's true: while serving as a guest analyst on NFL Gameday on Sunday morning, former Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan went a little off the rails.
Less than one week after the Saints fired him - following their embarrassing 47-14 Week 10 loss to the Washington Redskins - Ryan took the opportunity on the NFL Network to...ahem..."discuss" his time in New Orleans.
When the question was posed regarding his issues with the Saints Ryan joked that "something had to be done. Right now the (Saints) defense is ranked 33rd and there are only 32 teams.”
Although Ryan can admit their need for a change, he doesn't believe that all the criticism he's received is warranted; and he expressed that in the most Rob Ryan way possible.
"Everything in New Orleans is being blamed on me, including (Hurricane) Katrina. I think they're a little far fetched. I'll come back with vengeance," Ryan said.
To be fair to Saints fans and the organization itself, the Saints defense is ranked last in the league having allowed the most yards and the most points scored in the NFL. It takes a special kind of terrible to be the very worst defense in all of the National Football League. And it makes it all the more frustrating considering the reputation that the Ryan brothers have for being defensive "geniuses."
Outside of that comment, Ryan was as lighthearted as any human can be after failing miserably week after week in front of millions of eyes and then getting fired.
"They made my bye week turn into a bye-bye week," he said.
He did take a break from the self-deprecation to take a jab at his twin brother Rex, head coach of the Buffalo Bills.
"You gotta have two Super Bowl rings to sit at the Ryan domino table. Rex only has one, me and my Dad have two."
Ohhh. Sick burn, Rob. Though I'm sure Rex can assuage his sadness by crying into the millions he's made while being a head coach for the last six seasons.
Anyhow, now that Ryan is unemployed and on the hunt for his next gig - which will very likely not be in the NFL, unless his brother employs him - our own Jake O'Donnell did him a solid and came up with a shortlist of jobs that he would be perfect for.
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