In six seasons as an NFL defensive coordinator, Ryan has worked under six different head coaches.
coordinator, including whether or not he could get along with the guy, before settling on Ryan. Note the patience Garrett showed, also, in naming a coordinator. While guys he had already interviewed like Vic Fangio and Greg Manusky were being snapped up, Garrett apparently was waiting for a head coach to be chosen in Cleveland to let Ryan know his fate. When Pat Shurmer was hired by the Browns, Ryan became free to look for a new job, and Garrett made the call.
If this was the guy Garrett wanted all along, he'll do everything he can to make it work.