When Rob Ryan was fired as Cowboys defensive coordinator, he made a rather bold statement.

“I’ll be out of work for like five minutes.”

It took a bit longer than that, but the Rams appear to have the guy they have wanted all along to run Jeff Fisher’s D, as Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting the team has hired Ryan to take charge of the Rams defense.

Ryan was canned by Dallas on January 8th. Last season the Dallas D was 19th overall, 17th against the run and 21st against the pass.

Last season, the Rams’ defense was coached by a host of assistants after proposed defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was suspended by the NFL for his role in the New Orleans Saints’ bounty scandal.

The team announced earlier this month that Williams, who has yet to be reinstated by the NFL, won’t be with the team next season.

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