Everyone is still trying to mail in their Rob Ryan was actually out of work for x-amount of minutes jokes while they’re still relevant, but the hairy half of the Ryan twins has a job and is moving forward with his future. One of the ways he’s doing that is by briefly reflecting on how things went down in Dallas and how he was a little shocked to hear from Jerry Jones that he was going to be fired.
“I knew they had to do something after an 8-8 season. They choose me to be the guy, sure,” Ryan said. “Who knows what they’re going to do. I’m good with whatever. I’m going to miss the players, they gave me great effort and they played hard. It’s unfortunate we got a little banged up, but I appreciate the great effort they gave me for two years. [I] loved working with Jason [Garrett] and those guys. I wish them the best except against us.”
The new Saints defensive coordinator also gave the world a succulent, Ryan-esque quote when he said better coaches than he is have been fired before, just not very many.
After his firing, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones cited a lack of turnovers and bad losses to the Seahawks and Bears as the reason Ryan was canned after the season. It was a little shocking to hear he was fired, but you could hardly be surprised after the lackluster season the Cowboys had. Jerry Jones needed to ax a big name to send a message and that name was ultimately Rob Ryan.
To be honest, Ryan is in a much better situation in New Orleans where he has a defense that is actually respectable, an offense that can give him some run support and a stage that could fast track him to a head coaching position in the near future.
“Shocked” might soon become “relieved” when it comes to how Ryan feels about his firing in Dallas.