Could it finally be Rob Ryan’s turn to land a head coaching gig?
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With Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen out only 4 games into the season, there are several months to speculate as to who his long-term successor might be.
One person who it most likely won’t be is Saints DC Rob Ryan. For years the brash, flowing-haired coach has bounced around the league find success in some places and being a part of the problem in others. Last season Ryan helped turn around a Saints defense that was the worst in NFL history into a top 10 unit – a feat that certainly should have earned him at least a few interviews with the 7 teams that fired/hired head coaches – but not so much as an interview for Ryan as far as we know. But now with his once vaunted Saints defense struggling, the likelihood of him getting that coveted head coaching job have become slimmer and slimmer – unlike Rob, who has been heavily criticized for not looking the part.
He certainly has the pedigree – won a pair of Superbowls as LB coach for the Patriots, DC for the Raiders from 2004-2008 (albeit in a terrible time for the franchise), father and brother have both been head coaches for outstanding defenses – but perhaps it is the inconsistency and inability to hold down a job with the same team.
Here are a look at 5 coaches who could replace Dennis Allen as head coach of the Raiders: