When Rob Ryan was fired as the Dallas Cowboys' defensive coordinator back on Jan. 8, he told reporters he'd be out of work for "like five minutes."
It took a little bit longer before he found a job with the St. Louis Rams, or at least that's what everyone thought. Now, he'll have to wait even longer as we're at Day 21, and Rob Ryan still doesn't have a job.
Rams head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed to ESPN that Ryan will not join the Rams' staff after it was deemed that, on second thought, Ryan's schemes might not fit well with the Rams' personnel.
Ryan's Cowboys defense was ranked in the middle of the pack against the run and the pass, but was near the bottom of the league in sacks and turnovers, which was kind of his calling card when he was hired prior to the 2011 season with his "chaotic" scheme.
So the Rams' carousel at defensive coordinator now continues, as they are on the verge of hiring Ryan before deciding to do the opposite. This comes after last season's events when Gregg Williams was set to be the defensive coordinator before being suspended indefinitely after apparently being the mastermind behind the New Orleans Saints bounty scheme, when he held the same position there. The Rams have made it known Williams won't return for 2013, even though he is still awaiting re-instatement from the league.
Where does Ryan go now? Will he land a defensive coordinator position? On name recognition alone, he might, but don't be surprised if he has to take a step back and start over as a position coach somewhere.