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Full Story –Houma Today.Com

When New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton decided to make the change at defensive coordinator within the first 72 hours of being reinstated by the NFL after his one-year exile, most of us thought the obvious choice for a defensive coordinator would be former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel.

The 65-year-old Crennel had a long history of being one of the league’s top defensive minds and despite not having great success as a head coach, he was certainly considered a brilliant teacher of the 3-4 defense, one of the top defensive coordinators in the game, and he has close ties to Payton’s closest friend in the NFL — Pro Football Hall of Fame head coach Bill Parcells.

But Crennel’s contract with the Chiefs forces the team to pay him $3.2 million a season for the next two years if he doesn’t coach a play.

With that in mind everyone was taken back for a moment when word spread that former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan had emerged as the clear front-runner for the job earlier last week and on Saturday Ryan landed the new defensive coordinator position with the Saints.

By Mike Detillier-NFL Analyst / Houma Today

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