This explains a lot. Turns out, Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is Eastbound & Down star Kenny Powers, the halfro, all-mullet former professional baseball player who flamed out before eventually taking jobs as a substitute gym teacher, rental car employee, sports talk show yapper -- and, now we find out, Patriots' linebackers coach -- in an effort to recapture his fame.
OK fine. Correction: Rob Ryan was Kenny Powers when he was the linebackers coach in New England. pic.twitter.com/GNSBM2CB61— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) October 13, 2013
Judge for yourself:
And that development goes a long way in explaining this one: Ryan's primary mode of transportation (at least when he was with the Cowboys): A 1999 Econoline van. Of course it is.