The St. Louis Rams appeared on the NFC West radar Friday night amid reports the team could hire former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan to fill the same job for the Rams. The fit would seem to be right, in part because Rams coach Jeff Fisher played for and coached under Ryan's father, Buddy.
The Cowboys' defense struggled amid injuries. Ryan would give the Rams a proven coordinator with strong personality to lead the defense. The Rams already played with attitude on defense. Ryan would only enhance that aspect of the team's play, I would think.
Nothing with Ryan and the Rams was official just yet, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. It's a story to monitor at this point.
In other news, we've got playoff games fast approaching. I'll be catching a Saturday morning flight to San Francisco for the 49ers' divisional round game against the Green Bay Packers later in the day. Dan Bickley, Mike Jurecki and I previewed that game and the Seattle Seahawks' matchup with the Atlanta Falcons in our latest Friday conversation on XTRA Sports 910 AM. Here's the audio.