• New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan credits Bill Belichick as major coaching influence: notebook

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Oct 11, 2013
    New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan said there's "no way" he would still be coaching football without his experience working under Bill Belichick for four seasons with the New England Patriots. "Rob is a smart guy that really is a very dedicated coach," Belichick said. New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan learned football from his legendary father Buddy Ryan, who gave him his first NFL job as an assistant with the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-95 as well as his aggressive mentality and a passion for the sport that still hasn’t faded one bit. Ryan, son of legendary defensive mastermind Buddy Ryan, has been a defensive coordinator for four teams since leaving Belichick. "I think first of all, nobody knows everything," said Ryan, who also served as coordinator wit the Raiders, Browns and Cowboys. “The only system I knew, which was a great system, was all about pressure.
    Source: nola.com
    • Saints' Ryan grew up under Belichick

      METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan learned football from his legendary father Buddy Ryan, who gave him his first NFL job as an assistant with the Arizona Cardinals from 1994-95 -- as well as his aggressive mentality and a…
      Source: ESPN.com

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