Speculation was rampant Monday morning that the New Orleans Saints had relieved Rob Ryan of his responsibilities as the team's defensive coordinator. Head coach Sean Payton declined to confirm this at his Monday press conference, saying he wouldn't make such an announcement without first meeting with his coaches and GM Mickey Loomis. WWL reported Monday evening, coach Payton has confirmed the firing. The New Orleans Saints have surrendered 132 points in their last 3 games. Only a last second field goal against the New York Giants prevented a loss in the 3rd highest scoring game in NFL history. On Sunday, they made Journeyman quarterback Kirk Cousins look like a Hall of Fame player.