Las Vegas Raiders continue to make moves letting several scouts and personnel executives go this week. It displays that the old regime is on its way out the door.
However, Saturday morning starts with a coach that Raider nation will remember. Rob Ryan is joining as a senior defensive assistant.
Former Ravens’ LB coach Rob Ryan is being hired as the Senior Defensive Assistant with the Las Vegas Raiders, per sources. Ryan is now back with the Raiders, where he once served five years as their defensive coordinator.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 12, 2022
Ryan was the Raiders defensive coordinator for five years with little success. He is responsible for the last Raiders defense to finish top 10 in Football Outsiders DVOA. In 2006, they finished 4th in overall passing DVOA.
The haters will say it’s because teams could just run, but he won’t be calling plays. It is a minor role for the son of legend Buddy Ryan, but he does have defensive wisdom he can bring to the table.
The Raiders will continue to add to the coaching staff with the offensive side missing offensive line and the offensive coordinator. Stay tuned for all the updates.