Rex Ryan: Coaching with brother Rob ‘would be pretty fun’
According to ESPN’s Mike Rodak, Rex, who is the head coach of the Buffalo Bills, says brother Rob will “take some time” after being fired by the Saints. Rodak reports that Rex says he hasn’t thought about having Rob join his staff in Buffalo, but he seems open to it.
“We purposely set a path going to different teams,” Ryan said via Rodak. “I won’t lie to you, I think it would be pretty fun.”
The two definitely have gone down different paths, with Rex clearly being the more successful of the two. He was the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens from 2005-2008 before becoming head coach of the Jets and eventually now the Bills’ head coach. Rob became a defensive coordinator with the Raiders in 2004 and has also been the DC for the Browns, Cowboys and Saints.
If you ask me, Rob really hasn’t proven himself to be a good defensive coordinator. His defenses generally have not ranked well:
Rob Ryan defenses by DVOA by year starting 2004. OAK 26 20 8 22 19 CLE 30 18 DAL 16 23 NO 10 31 32.
— Aaron Schatz (@FO_ASchatz) November 15, 2015
He did have a few successful seasons as a defensive coordinator, but those seem to be outweighed by many more poor seasons.
It probably would be pretty fun for the brothers to unite on the same staff, but I’m not so sure it would lead to great results for the Bills’ defense.