Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Coaching Staff is in Place

With the hiring of Jeff Fisher, the St. Louis Rams picked a seasoned head coach with tons of NFL experience. On a personal note, it was sad to see Nolan Cromwell leave to go coach at Cleveland. But with that being said, the next step was to see what type of coaching staff Fisher would build around him. 

He hired a long time friend in Greg Williams as his defensive coordinator. Williams has been coaching in the NFL for 23 years. He has been a defensive coordinator for 13 of those years and for the last three years, he has been the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator. He also has hired Brian Shottenheimer as his offensive coordinator. Shottenheimer has been the offensive coordinator for the New York Jets for the last 6 years. In his time span there, the Jets made it to the AFC championship two times. If he can do that with Mark Sanchez as his quarterback, imagine what he can do with Sam Bradford. Bradford is so much better than Sanchez can ever imagine to be. 

Fisher also made an interesting change in his staff. He hired Dave McGinnis as his assistant head coach. McGinnis has been coaching in the league for 39 years. His function will be to help Fisher in the day to day operations and will help take some of pressure away from the head coaches job. It’s an intriguing position to say the least and I am curious to see how it works out.

 I am pleased with the changes that have been made, the coaching staff is in place.