After being fired by the Dallas Cowboys a year ago, defensive coordinator Rob Ryan headed to New Orleans and turned the Saints’ defense around so drastically that many believe he’ll soon find himself a head coaching job. Saints head coach Sean Payton expressed this exact belief last week.
With the Saints season coming to an end over the weekend, though, Ryan’s dance card--as far as we know, anyway--remains empty.
On Monday, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen offered a possible reason why, on “NFL Insiders.” Believe it or not, Mortensen says NFL executives won’t seriously look at Ryan until he cuts his signature, flowing locks.
“If he wants to be a head coach, he has to cut his hair,” NFL execs have told Mortensen, via LarryBrownSports.com. “It is about image for these guys. They want a CEO-type. That’s what they want.”
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