Saints News 5/23/13: Rob Ryan Coaching With A Chip On His Shoulder; Saints Waive Greg Romeus

Stacy Revere

Ryan spoke with the NOLA media today for the first time since joining the Saints and said he hasn't felt this good about being with an organization since his days in New England.



Who dat talkin' 'bout dem Saints OTAs?

Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says he got 'lucky' to land with New Orleans Saints |
"It's awesome. I got lucky," Ryan said in his first interview session with the New Orleans media Thursday. "I'm fortunate enough to be with a great program like the Saints, led by Sean Payton. I haven't felt this way since I was in New England with Bill Belichick. So I'm working for the best and I hope to be a small part of our success."

"These guys have been well-coached before. They're smart. They're just ready to win," Ryan said. "I think we all have a chip on our shoulder after last season. I don't like getting fired. I knew I'd have a job in five minutes (his infamous quote right after the Dallas firing), so it was no big deal. I know I got my feelings hurt and so did our players. We're looking to do something about it. ...

"I just feel like a sense of urgency. I can't wait to give everything I have to this organization. I know everybody is on the same path. That big sign that used to be up there - 'Do Your Job' - I've heard those words before. I plan on doing it. I've got two Super Bowl rings, one of them won out here in sweet, live ass New Orleans in a great part of an organization."

Saints DC Ryan coaching with a chip on his shoulder | New Orleans
Saints new defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes he’s in his best situation as a defensive coordinator since coached as an assistant with the New England Patriots, where he won two Super Bowls under Bill Belichick.

METAIRIE: Ryan's ready for defensive challenges | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
Rob Ryan walked slowly until he reached the middle of a cluster of reporters Thursday afternoon, eager to hear his first comments since being named Saints defensive coordinator in February.

Saints waive defensive end Greg Romeus | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says the club has waived defensive end Greg Romeus, a 2011 draft choice who never played because of injuries.

Saints T Charles Brown sits out OTA with undisclosed injury | New Orleans
When asked about elaborating on how Brown injured himself, Payton said, "I don’t really want to talk about injuries until fall."

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Charles Brown held out of practice Thursday |
Payton said Brown sustained an injury in the weight room

Keenan Lewis, Patrick Robinson, Martez Wilson practice with New Orleans Saints first-string defense on Thursday |
Saints Coach Sean Payton cautioned not to read too much into depth chart since guys will rotate on daily basis

Saints need holdover 4-3 pieces to translate to 3-4 | Audibles -
The New Orleans Saints highlighted last week one of the reasons teams often are hesitant to undertake scheme shifts on defense. Saints GM Mickey Loomis said, according to Larry Holder of NOLA.

New Orleans Saints: Analyzing 2013 NFL Win Totals, Other Odds
Are the New Orleans Saints over or undervalued by Vegas?

Saints Nation: A Quiet Offseason is a Welcomed Change | May | 2013 Articles

Does Sean Payton Deserve to be America's Highest Paid Coach? - Who Dat Dish - A New Orleans Saints Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 18, 2011; Minneapolis, MN, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton takes off his cap as his team plays the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome.


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Almost every article that has been published in the 24 hours since Brian Urlacher announced his retirement has included the words "future Hall of Famer." But one veteran NFL personnel man says he's not so sure about that. Former Colts and Giants G.M.


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Chuck Norris fully backs Tim Tebow, says Jaguars should pick him up - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Not a lot is going Tim Tebow’s way right now. But hey, Chuck Norris has his back. The ‘80s action star wrote in his blog that Tebow is the "ultimate clutch player" and that the Jaguars should get him — now.

Ex-NFL QB Ron Jaworski serious about Tim Tebow in Arena Football League - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Philadelphia Soul part owner Ron Jaworski said on Wednesday he was serious about his offer to former New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow to join the AFL team. Ex-NFL QB Ron Jaworski serious about Tim Tebow in Arena Football League



VIDEO: Sean Payton: Good First Week of OTAs
New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton talks about the first week of Organized Team Activities on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Rob Ryan: Everybody is Competing on Defense
New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan talks with media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Kenny Vaccaro Discusses First OTAs
Rookie Kenny Vaccaro talks to media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Drew Brees: "Great to be in a Normal Offseason"
QB Drew Brees talks with media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

VIDEO: Roman Harper Talks OTAs
S Roman Harper speaks with media members on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

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