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Rob Ryan denies he’s coaching with a chip on his shoulder.

Perhaps the Saints’ new defensive coordinator should check under his long gray locks. He’d likely find a very big one there.

A combination of Ryan’s naturally aggressive style and lingering hurt feelings over what he considers an unjustified firing after just two seasons in Dallas has given him motivation to redeem himself at this, his fourth stop as a coordinator.

And with the Saints, Ryan has found himself in charge of a unit just as anxious to redeem itself after yielding the most yards in NFL history in 2012.

“Rob has something to prove, and this defense has something to prove, too,” said outside linebacker Victor Butler, who played under Ryan in Dallas for two seasons before coming to the Saints as a free agent. “Coach Ryan’s level of intensity is up from what he was like with the Cowboys, and that kind of passion is contagious. This might be the perfect storm.”

Certainly if the enthusiasm shown during last week’s minicamp is any indication, this could be the beginning of something special. It could be like the defense installed by Gregg Williams during the Super Bowl season of 2009, before Williams’ outsized personality rubbed coach Sean Payton the wrong way too much and things came crashing down in the pay-for-performance scandal.

Ryan, too, has his own outsized personality, and his defenses have been criticized for having so many wrinkles that players cannot remember their assignments. But organized team activities are just the time for experimenting with those wrinkles. The minicamp featured players moving with renewed energy as Ryan mixed and matched his 3-4 defense in myriad combinations.

“Under Rob, you’ll always see guys going after the ball,” Butler said. “We want sacks. We want turnovers.”

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Old 06-10-2013, 09:58 AM   #2
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Makes me wonder when they talk about the offense struggling at practice....has our D really improved or should we be worried about our O? Me personally, I think our D is gonna be better than we think. I'm feelin somewhere between 15-20. Other than Greg Williams occasional egotistical stupid play callin,our D was decent...even really good in some games. Add in the fact that a lot of our players SEEM to fit the 3-4 better and also what we picked up this offseason(F.A. and draft), I don't see any reason why we can't be at least average....at least toward the second half of the year. I think by next season,our D will be lookin nice!
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Where did "they" say our offense is struggling?
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shock the world. again.

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Where did "they" say our offense is struggling?
"Still, the fans at minicamp Thursday gave the biggest cheers when, during a goal-line drill, the coverage repeatedly made quarterback Drew Brees scramble and double-clutch before getting off a pass."


So I might have stretched it a little.....
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he will right this ship. just common sense would make it of the bottom
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Where did "they" say our offense is struggling?
People like to create drama and problems where none exsist.
The guy could probabaly write for Yahoo or ESPN
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Didn't everyone die in that movie?
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I hope he is not a stuffed shirt like his dumbass brother
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