He might not be the most popular choice among Who Dat Nation but Rob Ryan will be interviewing with the New Orleans Saints this week regardless. Let's take a look at Rob Ryan's NFL resume, specifically as a defensive coordinator.
Rob Ryan started his NFL career as defensive backs coach under his father Buddy Ryan with the Cardinals from 1994-1995. After some time in the college ranks, Ryan returned to the NFL in 2000. From 2000-2003 Ryan served as linebackers coach for the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowls (XXXVI and XXXVIII).
Ryan received his first defensive coordinator opportunity in Oakland in 2004. He served as the Raiders DC for five seasons from 2004-2008. Ryan's peak season came in his third with the Raiders (2006) where his defense ranked third in the NFL.
Ryan next joined Cleveland as DC for two seasons (2009-2010) but his defense ranked 31st in his first season with the Browns. His defense made minor improvements in his second season in Cleveland ranking 22nd. His most notable win with the Browns came on October 24, 2010 as Cleveland beat the defending Super Bowl champion Saints in the Superdome.
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