After a dismal defensive performance Sunday, New Orleans made the decision to let go of the defensive coordinator and will move forward in a new direction.

Two sources reportedly told Fox Sports Monday that the Saints will fire Rob Ryan.

The move can hardly be painted as rash or reactionary. In fact, some will say the move should have been made at the end of last season. But the Saints were of the state of mind that the issues that plagued the 2014 season were more related to having the wrong personnel and a defense that was too complex for the players.