Saints hire Rob Ryan as DC

new orleans saints rob ryan defensive coordinator nfl

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Saints have hired Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator and added Stan Kwan as an assistant special teams coach.

View Super Bowl XLVIII Futures

Saints coach Sean Payton, who announced the additions to his staff on Saturday, says the Saints found Ryan's defenses challenging when they played his previous teams. In 2010, Ryan was Cleveland's defensive coordinator when the Browns beat the Saints in the Superdome, 30-17, intercepting passes by Drew Brees four times.

Ryan, the brother of Jets coach Rex Ryan, spent the past two seasons as Dallas' defensive coordinator and was fired after last season, when his defense ranked 19th.

Ryan says joining the Saints is a ``great opportunity'' and he's getting started right away. Kwan has been an NFL assistant 23 years, the past three in Buffalo.

Bet Super Bowl XLVIII Futures

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

 

Recent NFL Discussions

sun night play on Sun, Sep 2016 by Michael Cash
1/2 plays pro for sun. sun sept. 25th on Sun, Sep 2016 by Michael Cash
2nd set pro plays on Sun, Sep 2016 by Timmy1961
1st set of nfl plays for sunday the 25th on Sun, Sep 2016 by sharkey11
Advertisement

NFL Headlines

More inNFL News  
Advertisement

NFL Team Pages