PHOTO: Turns out, Rob Ryan is really Kenny Powers

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.

Judge for yourself:

Yep, same dude. The shirt confirms it. (HBO)

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.

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Ryan Wilson has been an NFL writer for CBS Sports since June 2011, and he's covered five Super Bowls in that time. Ryan previously worked at AOL's FanHouse from start to finish, and Football Outsiders... Full Bio

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