Plenty of Redskins fans wanted the team to interview Rex Ryan for defensive coordinator.
Well, a report shows they aren't talking to Rex, but instead, his brother Rob, according to Albert Breer of MMQB.
Rex Ryan's track record as a defensive coordinator is very impressive.
Rob Ryan's track record as a defensive coordinator is, uh, less impressive.
In 12 seasons as a coordinator, first in Oakland and then with Cleveland, Dallas and New Orleans, Rob Ryan has two Top 5 finishes in yards allowed. He also has finished 31st out of 32 teams in the league in yards allowed three times.
Below is a chart from Pro Football Reference showing his defensive ranks from 2004 when he became coordinator in Oakland all the way through his last job as a coordinator in New Orleans in 2015.
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The results aren't pretty.
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It should be noted that in 2016, Rob Ryan served as assistant head coach in Buffalo on his brother Rex's staff.
That team's defense finished 19th in yards allowed.
Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine have interviewed with the Redskins for their vacant defensive coordinator opening.
Washington is also reported to have reached out to Wade Phillips, who took the same position with the Rams, and Steve Wilks, who took the same position with the Carolina Panthers. Internally, outside linebackers coach Greg Manusky also seems to be under some consideration for the position, and a report last week linked former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula with the Washington defense.
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