New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was made the scapegoat of the Dallas Cowboys defense. The Saints picked him up and he turned around their defense, which was the worst in NFL history in terms of yards allowed. It has New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan shocked that his brother can’t get a head coaching interview.
“You tell me one other reason why he doesn’t have a [head-coaching job] right now with the kind of job he did,” Rex told Brian Costello of the New York Post. “Maybe that’s it. I told him, ‘Dude, how about you go get a haircut? It makes no difference.’ I said, ‘You can wear the Fu Manchu if you’re bald.’
“I can’t explain it. Is it the hair? I don’t know. I’m trying to get him to get a haircut. Hopefully, this is one of the things that motivates him to do so.”
In case you were curious how great of a season it was for Rob Ryan, Rex calls it the greatest in the history of the NFL.
“It was one of, in my opinion, the greatest coaching jobs in the history of the National Football League,” Rex said. “You go from 32nd in the league, and they were closer to 33rd in the league than 31st, improve 130-something yards a game and 10 points a game. He doesn’t get an interview? They had more injuries than any team in the league. He had to make adjustments constantly based on personnel. I just thought it was one of the greatest coaching jobs. . . .
“It’s amazing. Everybody knows he can coach. I’m just really shocked he didn’t get an interview at least. I thought he’d get a [head-coaching] job. I guess it wasn’t his time. Hopefully, his time is coming.”