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Ryan's Last Round


Updated 2:35p.m.

Rob Ryan and the City of New Orleans seemed like a perfect fit. Ryan relished the local food, bought rounds at Mae’s, and took strolls around the Quarter. The only problem for the Saints Defensive Coordinator was, well, the Saints’ defense. Today (11.16), Fox Sports reported that Black n’ Gold fired Ryan ending the agony (and the occasional ecstasy).

 

However, at a Monday (11.16) presser, Sean Payton dismissed the report, stating that Rob Ryan is "absolutely still on the Saints' coaching staff." That, too, proved false when Payton announced the termination during his nightly radio show.

 

During the 2015 season, the Saints allowed 424.7 yards allowed per game, 6.7 yards allowed per play, 8.9 yards allowed per pass play and 28 touchdown passes. The team is dead last in the league in each of these categories.

 

Head coach Sean Payton adamantly defended Ryan for the last two years. However, yesterday’s 47-14 loss to Washington appears to be the final nail in the coffin. Payton is scheduled to meet with media at 11:15a.m. today.

 

Pundits predict that Payton loyalist Dennis Allen will assume control of the defense for the remainder of the season.




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