More Than '5 Minutes,' But Ryan Hired

Matthew Emmons/USA Today

Well so much for the Rams and coach Jeff Fisher having a defensive coordinator that hasn’t been in the news lately.

A year after the Rams hired well known and respected defensive coordinator Gregg Williams – only to have him never coach a game due to a suspension stemming from the bounty gate scandal – they hired another character to replace him.

The Rams have hired former Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to fill the same position. Ryan, the brother of Jets head coach Rex Ryan, is known for his out-going and outspoken personality and hard, aggressive style of defense.

Read Full Article »

Recommended Articles

Decker, Thomas Help Manning Look Like a Star

Rick Reilly, ESPN - January 12, 2013

They're the same size, same age and both went from Tim Tebow (F-150) to Peyton Manning (F18).   They're both country, both heartthrobs and both as quiet as a Las Vegas Sunday morning.   They became the youngest teammates in... more »

50 Ways to Find Perfect New NFL Head Coach

DJ Gallo, Playbook - January 12, 2013

It’s football coach interviewing season. Every team with a coaching vacancy wants to find the next coaching genius who will lead the team to championships as far as the eye can see.    Hard to do? Not at all. All of us who... more »

Belichick Gives New Meaning to Game Face

Leigh Montville, Sports on Earth - January 12, 2013

FOXBOROUGH, Ma. -- The voice is answering-machine perfect. There is no modulation, no emphasis on any particular syllable. The words sound as though they have been sand-blasted to the same size, passed through a filter at the... more »

Doubt Aside, Don't Be Afraid to Love Ray Lewis

Jason Whitlock, Fox Sports - January 12, 2013

When it comes to Ray Lewis and the celebration/glorification of his illustrious, 17-season NFL career, the cliché “what’s done is done” applies.   As his career comes to a close, perhaps this... more »

Time for Falcons to Flex Offense

Jeff Schultz, Atlanta Journal-Constitution - January 12, 2013

It has been a season of, “Yeah, buts …” The Falcons go 13-3. But the record is a mere launching pad for debates that begin with, “Yeah, but…” Matt Ryan throws 32 touchdown passes, outplays... more »