The New Orleans Saints hired former Dallas Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to follow Steve Spagnuolo who was fired last month after the team ranked 32nd in total defense in the National Football League.
Steve Spagnuolo will become defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints less than three weeks after being fired as coach of the St. Louis Rams, the Associated Press reported, citing a person familiar with the decision.
Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles and Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears were among seven of the National Football League’s 32 head coaches to get fired a day after the conclusion of the regular season.
Andy Reid was fired by the Philadelphia Eagles following an 4-12 season that included an eight-game losing streak, ending a coaching tenure that produced nine postseason berths yet never a Super Bowl title.
Raheem Morris was fired as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the same day the St. Louis Rams dismissed Steve Spagnuolo and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay removed his vice chairman and general manager.
Michael Boley returned a fumble 65 yards for a touchdown and New York Giants defenders harried the St. Louis Rams into another turnover on the way to a 28-16 win in the National Football League team’s home opener at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.