METAIRIE, La. -- It took significantly longer than five minutes, but Rob Ryan has officially landed back on his feet.
The New Orleans Saints
said Saturday they had hired the former Dallas Cowboys
assistant coach as their new defensive coordinator, hoping he can help overhaul a unit that was historically bad last season.
"We have experience in preparing and playing against his defenses and they've always been challenging in terms of the different looks and pressures that they feature," Saints coach Sean Payton said when Ryan's hiring was announced Saturday, one day after he interviewed for the job. "We've had the chance to visit with each other and talk about our visions for our team and I'm excited about moving forward as we prepare for the 2013 season."
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