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Complex-Shomplex: Rob Ryan Has No Interest In Changing His Scheme

Complex-Shomplex: Rob Ryan Has No Interest In Changing His Scheme

Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan shows as much interest in simplifying his notoriously complex schemes as he does in cutting his long silver hair.

Ryan says he won't coach a "brain-dead scheme" and says the Saints' emphasis on bringing in smart players provides a good environment for him to thrive.

When Ryan was overseeing defenses for a string of non-playoff teams during much of the past decade, the knock on him was that his players sometimes struggled with the versatility and various pre-snap adjustments his defenses require.

Ryan proved his approach can work when he took over a Saints defense that ranked last in 2012 and elevated it to fourth.

Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro says he expects even better results in Ryan's second season in New Orleans.

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