Rob Ryan Comments on Being Fired by Saints, Rips Team’s Defensive Scheme

May 27, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rob Ryan's three-year tenure as defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints went into a steep decline after a strong start in 2013, though he seems to have found a reason why things fell apart so quickly.  
Speaking to Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com, Ryan said in all of his years as a defensive coach "there are two years that don’t have my signature on them, and it’s the last two years in New Orleans. And that’s just the truth."
When Ryan was asked if that meant Saints head coach Sean Payton was forcing him to run a different system, he clarified his remarks:
No, I’m not going to say I was “forced.” I advanced the plan to the best of my ability. All of a sudden, we let some good players go; we changed the system after we finished fourth in the league in defense. I don’t know, it just seems strange to me. But I have a lot to prove, and I’m going to prove it. And that’s why I came to Buffalo, to be “al...

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