Based on the success of his brother Rex with the Jets, it only comes to reason that Rob Ryan, current Dallas defensive coordinator, would be a possible fit with the Jacksonville Jaguars for their opening for the 2012 season.
ESPN’s John Clayton reports that Ryan could be one of the short list names for the Jaguars as they start their search for the man who will eventually replace Jack Del Rio full-time.
“The Jaguars also need someone who can sell tickets,” Clayton wrote. “Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Rob Ryan could be near the top of the list. The Jaguars could be persuaded that Ryan can do what his twin, Rex, did with the New York Jets: establish a tough defensive mentality and create an environment in which players believe they are winners. The Jags have a good defense and run the ball well with Maurice Jones-Drew. Ryan would need to find the right coordinator to develop Blaine Gabbert and the offense.”
Another selling point to bring Ryan in is the face he would be able to do something the Jags haven’t been able to do in awhile – sell tickets,
Clayton also cited Ryan’s ability to motivate players and “establish an intensity that’s been missing” with the Jaguars as reasons that make Ryan an intriguing candidate. There’s no question that Ryan is a name to keep in mind moving forward for Jacksonville for 2012.