Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on the sidelines in the second quarter of their game against the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Jerry Jones not surprised by Rob Ryan’s success

Rob Ryan and his complicated defensive schemes were made the scapegoat of the 2012 Dallas Cowboys season. They let him go and switched to a 4-3 defense this offseason. Ryan signed with the New Orleans Saints to take over their defense and has done well to turn it around.

In 2013, the Saints defense is ninth in the league in total defense allowing 333.1 yards per game. The Saints rank fifth in the league in scoring defense allowing 18.3 points per game.

“I’ve been real impressed with how well their defense is playing,” Jones said Friday on KRLD-FM. “It doesn’t surprise me.

“I think so highly of Rob Ryan as a coach, frankly as an imaginative coach and how he imaginatively coaches the game. He can have a lot going on. We wanted less going on, but that doesn’t make it right or wrong. He’s basically implemented it and executed it the way he wants to do it down there, and they’re going to give us fits on Sunday.”

Ryan will probably be especially motivated to play well against the Cowboys.

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