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Saints Coach Sean Payton Denies Rob Ryan Hire Is Imminent
If Rob Ryan is going to be the new defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, it has not happened yet, at least, according to Sean Payton.
The Saints head coach was a guest on "Mike and Mike In The Morning" Wednesday morning and addressed that situation.
Reports that the Saints are expected to hire former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to replace the fired Steve Spagnuolo may turn out to be accurate but the hiring is not a reality yet, according to Payton.
"We're going to bring in two to three candidates," Payton said. "I think we'll know in a week. Much has been reported about Rob Ryan and he is going to come in for an interview here at the end of this week. We will have at least between two and four candidates. One of the challenges is trying to get even position coaches from other teams to interview. You have to get permission. It's not a given that they (other teams) would grant that permission. There's a couple of those requests out there to other teams with regards to a position coach. I think within a week, we'll have a firm decision."
Payton did not specify who the other candidates are. Payton had and has a clear plan about continuing to build upon a winning organization moving forward.
"I think number one, the players in this building and the way we've built this organization, I came out and said this in '06 when we started," Payton said. "We were going to study closely what was winning in this league and I think, for us, character, integrity and intelligence were three things were the elements we felt that were going to be critical. New England has done that and been successful with young guys that were team players. This is a tough city and if you start making the wrong decisions on players coming into your program, this is a hard city to do the right thing all the time. It's been the key component of what we're about."
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