Rams decide not to hire Rob Ryan

2013-01-29T14:25:00Z 2013-08-23T08:03:44Z Rams decide not to hire Rob RyanBy Jim Thomas jthomas@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8197 stltoday.com

Rob Ryan as Rams defensive coordinator?

Uh, never mind.

The Rams announced Tuesday morning that “after extensive discussions involving defensive philosophy, the Rams and Rob Ryan agreed that he was not the right fit for the defensive coordinator position.”

So Ryan is out, and coach Jeff Fisher’s search continues for a defensive coordinator.

Meanwhile, Ryan’s long “five minutes” continues. He had bragged that he would be out of work for five minutes after being fired by the Dallas Cowboys shortly after the conclusion of the regular season.

Last Friday, the Rams nearly issued a press release announcing the hiring of Ryan, but did not. Now it just won’t happen. There were questions all along about the hiring of Ryan, beginning with a less-than-stellar resume, and the fact that almost all of his recent NFL experience was running a 3-4 defense as opposed to the 4-3 scheme run by the Rams.

In nine seasons as a coordinator for Dallas, Cleveland, and Oakland, Ryan had only one defense ranked in the top 10. The Cowboys set a franchise record in 2012 for most yards allowed, and came up with only 16 turnovers, which ranked near the bottom of the league.

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