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After Spags, what next?

Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:10 am
Sfeve Spagnuolo's firing is no surprise. We've been expecting it for weeks. The real question is: Who replaces him? I'd suggest the Rams look at someone who can help Sam Bradford.

The Rams made Bradford their franchise quarterback when they took him at the top of the 2010 draft, but after a promising rookie season he took a step backward in 2011. I know, he was hurt, and he missed a lot of games. I get it. But he seemed to lose his confidence, and that can happen when you don't have quality receivers.

The Rams made an attempt to shore up that position when they traded for Brandon Lloyd, but it was too little too late.

The next head coach must make Bradford the quarterback he was last season -- basically, do for him what San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh did for Alex Smith. Bradford is talented and promising, but he needs an offensive line to protect him and receivers to catch his passes.

In short, the Rams need to bolster the league's worst offense.

That's why I suggest they look for a head coach with an offensive background. There's already been talk that Jon Gruden might be in the mix, but I suggest they look at Gruden's brother, Jay, who was outstanding in his first year as Cincinnati's offensive coordinator. With his help, rookie quarterback Andy Dalton led the Bengals to the playoffs. Carolina's Rob Chudzinski is another guy I'd want to interview. He, too, did a marvelous job with a rookie quarterback.

Bottom line: I want someone who can restore Bradford's confidence in himself and fans' confidence in my franchise.

Category: NFL

Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:50 pm

After Spags, what next?

How about Todd Granthum as D-Coordinator.  He has a good NFL/College track record. 

Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 12:17 pm
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Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:57 am

After Spags, what next?

Rams need a coach that is  from the College ranks that is proven. Then draft to fill the needs of the team. A coaches staff that supports the whole team. Rams need to  flex on offence and faster on defense.

Since: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2012 11:51 am

After Spags, what next?

Really?  This is the best you can come up with?  Another under qualified 1-yr wonder assistant coach?  That works for some, but we are the RAMS.  Our version of that type of coach turns out to be Spags or Scott...not Tomlin.  This team needs hc with some skins in the game.  The next RAMS coach doesn't have to be the greatest hc of all time, but someone who can change the culture with wisdom and history of what it takes to win...not a flash in the pan coordinator who we have to prove over the next three years that they really doesn't have what it takes.

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