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Team Should Look Within to Replace Ryan

From: Carroll County Times

The Baltimore Ravens’ next defensive coordinator is already working at team headquarters following the departure of Rex Ryan.

The Ravens plan to choose a replacement for Ryan, who was introduced Wednesday morning as the New York Jets’ new head coach, from a pool of four internal candidates that includes special assistant Vic Fangio, linebackers coach Greg Mattison, secondary coach Chuck Pagano and defensive line coach Clarence Brooks.

“We’ve decided to keep that position in-house,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday. “We’re talking to guys right now on the staff trying to figure out what makes us stronger. We have a number of good candidates. They are tremendous coaches.”

The Ravens hope to name a new defensive coordinator as soon as next week.

All things considered I think this is a great idea. There will already be enough change in the team due to cap restrictions and keeping the basic concepts of the defense intact has served the team well since Marvin Lewis left.

As each new Defensive Coordinator stepped into the job and then left, Lewis, Mike Nolan, and now Rex Ryan. The one constant on the team has always been defense and that’s not just the coach but the system and players that are in place.

That’s why I’m not that upset to see Ryan move on. There has always been the next guy to step in and in every case the Ravens normally promote from within. No reason to change now.

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One Response to “Team Should Look Within to Replace Ryan”

  1. Mark says:

    I expect that Greg Mattison or Chuck Pagano will get the job as both came in with Harbaugh.

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