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Why The Rams Broke Up With Rob Ryan

The St. Louis Rams announced Tuesday that Rob Ryan will not be their defensive coordinator in 2013. Theyve since turned their attention to former Browns defensive boss Dick Jauron.

So what happened between the Rams and Ryan?

ESPNs Adam Schefter provided an explanation on NFL Live Tuesday. Per Schefter, Ryan and the Rams indeed reached an agreement on January 24. Ryan began attending team meetings, but Rams officials felt uncomfortable about Ryans fondness for a 3-4 defense. The Rams have been a 4-3 team.

You often hear football coaches say theres no big difference between 4-3 and 3-4 defensive systems.

Rob Ryan and the Rams obviously feel differently.

For more on this story visit: Evan Silva, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk


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