Sep 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the sideline during the third quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints' Rob Ryan goes to dive bar, buys everybody drinks


Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan didn’t have a ton of success with the Dallas Cowboys last season. That essentially turned into Ryan being let go, where he took a job with the New Orleans Saints who had one of the worst defenses in the league in 2012.

Combine that with their mass amount of preseason injuries this year and things weren’t looking overly promising, but it was the Saints’ defense who helped them secure a Week One victory over the rival Atlanta Falcons with a goal line stand which preserved the win.

Unable to contain his excitement, Ryan hit a local dive bar in New Orleans and decided he’d buy everybody a round – or several, according to the Nola Defender:

Rob Ryan’s fist-pumping on the sidelines wasn’t the end of his celebration after yesterday’s Saints win over the Dirty Birds. Once he got out of the Dome, the defensive coordinator wanted to let WhoDat Nation share in his postgame jubilation. Soon after the game ended Sunday, the Dude-apparent strode into legendary Uptown dive  Ms. Mae’s (4336 Magazine St.), and laid down enough cash for more than a few fists of post-game drinks. “When he walked in the whole bar clapped,” said Ms. Mae’s bartender Jason Matherne. While most of the team presumably partied downtown, Ryan made quite the splash at the 24-hour neighborhood bar, slapping down a Benjamin before heading out.     “He put down 100 bucks and was like buy everybody a round and keep the change,” Matherne said. Anyone who has seen the sun come up outside of Mrs. Mae’s knows $100 can buy a lot. “In here, that’s like a fortune,” said Matherne.

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  • Marcus

    Very cool, Rob seems like a down to earth guy….You can tell the players like him!

  • Anne Sulistija

    This will a great season. Great offense with great defense=playoffs