I Guess We Shouldn't Be Surprised THat Rob Ryan Used A Hurricane Katrina Joke To Describe His Firing
Yahoo- During a segment about Washington, Ryan said the team turned his "bye week into a bye-bye week," referring to the 47-14 loss last Sunday that saw quarterback Kirk Cousins post a perfect passer rating against Ryan's defense, and quipped that New Orleans was so bad this season it is "ranked 33rd in the league and there's only 32 teams."
But then Ryan went where he shouldn't have gone, as you can see in the Vine above, saying "everything in New Orleans is being blamed on me, including [Hurricane] Katrina."
Thank you Rob. No, not for your work, or lack thereof, in New Orleans. Thanks for helping me get over your firing. I got to be honest. I knew it had to happen. I knew Rob Ryan was never going to turn this sieve of a defense around (although at this point I am not sure who could). Still, I was going to miss seeing that hollow legged, gluttonous bastard with his flowing gray locks. During a season that hasn't produced much to watch football wise, it is was always nice to see that friendly, lovable face on the sidelines. Well, Rob Ryan, thanks for demolishing whatever amount of respect that remained for you in New Orleans with one unnecessary, classless comment. Thanks for invoking the use of the most tragic natural disaster the region has ever seen just to get one super uncomfortable laugh. All it took was one or two minutes on network television for you to remind the world that you are better suited for that than coaching an NFL defense.
Hey, this is what you get with the Ryan brothers, right? Coaches that are sometimes more concerned with being entertaining than actually doing their job. I don't have an issue with that. I guess my main problem with this joke is that it's only more untrue than it is unfunny. Don't get me wrong, Rob Ryan was used as a scapegoat. He is receiving a significant portion of the blame for the failures of this team. However, that's the risk you sign up for when you accept a job as a defensive coordinator. When YOUR defense, you know, the one that YOU just described as "ranked 33rd in the league out of 32 teams" stinks that bad you should expect any and all forms of negativity directed your way. Still, I don't think many Saints fans thought that Rob Ryan was the sole problem this team had. In fact, it's insulting to such a loyal fanbase to think that they are naive enough to believe that the New Orleans Saints are a new defensive coordinator away from being successful. Most of us knew that Sean Payton had too much input on defense. Most of us knew that there was a severe talent deficiency on both sides of the ball. That doesn't mean that the person responsible for the worst defense in NFL history should be immune to criticism. For Rob Ryan to say that he is being blamed for EVERYTHING is just downright false, and for him to use a storm that killed thousands of people to garner sympathy is not only senseless, but it's disrespectful. I didn't expect him to shower the organization with praise after being unceremoniously let go, but even Rex stopped short of bringing up 9/11 when the Jets canned his ass.