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Saints Expected To Find New Dc As Sean Payton-Rob Ryan Rift Widens


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There have been several animated sideline discussions between them, including again in Monday night's defeat, and sources said that is reflection of their growing disconnect and contempt that has been obvious to many within the team for quite some time. Ryan is generally well liked within the team, but Payton demands much from his coordinators and assistants and the defense has regressed rapidly this season (albeit with injuries and personnel deficiencies clearly part of the problem as well).
Some sources went so far as to use the word “hate” to describe their frayed relationship, and Payton has gone through several defensive coordinators in recent years, from Gregg Williams to Steve Spagnuolo to now Ryan. The Saints have $160M committed currently to the 2015 cap, more than any other team, and several of the higher priced veterans on that sagging defense are not expected back. The team has sunk considerable resources in the draft and free agency into bolstering the defense in recent years, with middling results at best.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24851213/aints-expected-to-find-new-dc-as-sean-payton-rob-ryan-rift-widens

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Payton has low tolerance for his coordinators, so I can see this happening, but re learning another system on defense can't bode well for next season's team, especially when you consider they may be parting ways with some veterans. It has worked out year one with Greg Williams, Not so much with Spags, and year one with Ryan, so we'll see what happens in year one of the new DC.

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Paytan laughed this off during his post-game presser, and even said he and Ryan are good friends.

Then he was asked about drafting a QB high next year. Laughed again and said "is this where we are?"

He said these rumors are coming from a former DC. My guess would be Greg Williams maybe?

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