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Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

Posted on: January 14, 2011 12:14 am
Edited on: January 14, 2011 12:18 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

With every head coaching vacancy filled sans the Raiders’ (of course), the most interesting coaching move question now becomes, Where will Josh McDaniels go? It has long been assumed that the fJ. McDaniels (US Presswire)ormer Broncos head coach would wind up as the offensive coordinator in Minnesota. (Darrell Bevell is technically still on the payroll, though he has been told to look for work elsewhere in 2011.)

McDaniels interviewed with Leslie Frazier & Co. at Winter Park last week. But Frazier’s hiring process has been somewhat diligent (euphemism for slow). As Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune points out, the Browns’ hiring of Pat Shurmur as head coach on Thursday has now opened up St. Louis as another potential landing spot for McDaniels.

Hiring McDaniels would mean forcing young franchise quarterback to learn a new system (the Rams ran a West Coast offense under Shurmur; McDaniels operates what could best be described as a shotgun spread passing game). If the Rams wanted to keep Bradford in the West Coast, they could give former Vikings head coach Brad Childress a look. Childress and Steve Spagnuolo are good friends. 

It's worth noting that Childress recently interviewed for the vacant Dolphins offensive coordinator job. The other offensive coordinator job that is open is in Kansas City, though it’s doubtful that any aspiring head coach (McDaniels especially) will want to go work for Todd Haley.

Of the available offensive coordinator jobs, St. Louis is now the most attractive. The Rams are led by a defensive coach, so whoever oversees the offense would have near autonomy. The only other job with that particular appeal is Minnesota, which doesn't come with a blossoming franchise quarterback.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 7:06 pm
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

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Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2011 10:47 pm
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

I'd pick mcdaniels over childress.



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 15, 2011 8:56 am
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

Yes, I absolutely meant everything I said. Silence your mouth son. You have fallen into the classical logical fallacy of assuming high draft picks are beaming with talent and beyond reproach. My comments were't so much in the spirit of minimizing Bradford; rather, to point out that Kyle Orton is actually a ninja. I understand you probably have Bradford's poster on your wall, so I will be gentle. Your critique stopped short of actually addressing any issue I brought up...

1) Bradford had ZERO completions against Champ.
2) Bradford was unable to beat the Seahawks, and Orton destroyed them.
3) Orton played against superior competition in a superior division...
4) I saved this one... but Orton put up comparable numbers w/o playing the final month of the season and w/o Steven Jackson to take the heat off the pass rush.

I would have pointed out how rediculous your comrades comparisons of Loyd and whats-his-face were... but I felt no need to comment. The Rams have nothing that even approaches Brandon Loyd and Kyle Orton is a better QB than Sam Bradford. I really cant say it more clearly. Sure, one day, Bradford may develop into a beter QB than Orton... Whats the problem with calling a duck a duck?




Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 8:42 am
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

Yes McDaniels offence helped Kyle Orton get some great numbers at Denver.  A few quick items about that,  1: Everyone forgets Orton came out of a Purdue offence that ran a very similar offence under Tiller.  Tons of shotgun formations and almost all passing.  Orton got drafted because he could read defs. 3 and 4 WRs deep when he came out of college, not for his arm strength.  He might have had similar numbers in Chicago if he did not play for one of the most overrated off. coordinaters ever (Ron Turner).  2:  Denver had a loaded passing offence about 5 legitimate WRs, even after acting like a child, and running off a quality QB and a great WR, McDaniels still had a deep WR core.  St. Louis does not have a deep WR core, they have Steven Jackson a great RB, and some some WRs that look decent because every def. is playing Steven Jackson 1st.  This being said, yes I beleive that Bradford could run McDaniels off., but the Rams don't seem to have the personel that fits it, at least to me.  3:  McDaniels off. didn't seem to be producing many wins by the end of the season.  Isn't that why he is looking for a job , along with being a giant A-hole.  Was this bad def. or the NFL figuring out his off.  I guess we will find out soon, I'm sure some team will hire him.  I just think he might be a little overated myself (though not as bad a Ron Turner was, even though they have both ruined teams Ron edges out Josh by doing it in college and the pros). 




Since: Nov 18, 2010
Posted on: January 15, 2011 8:39 am
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

Yes McDaniels offence helped Kyle Orton get some great numbers at Denver.  A few quick items about that,  1: Everyone forgets Orton came out of a Purdue offence that ran a very similar offence under Tiller.  Tons of shotgun formations and almost all passing.  Orton got drafted because he could read defs. 3 and 4 WRs deep when he came out of college, not for his arm strength.  He might have had similar numbers in Chicago if he did not play for one of the most overrated off. coordinaters ever (Ron Turner).  2:  Denver had a loaded passing offence about 5 legitimate WRs, even after acting like a child, and running off a quality QB and a great WR, McDaniels still had a deep WR core.  St. Louis does not have a deep WR core, they have Steven Jackson a great RB, and some some WRs that look decent because every def. is playing Steven Jackson 1st.  This being said, yes I beleive that Bradford could run McDaniels off., but the Rams don't seem to have the personel that fits it, at least to me.  3:  McDaniels off. didn't seem to be producing many wins by the end of the season.  Isn't that why he is looking for a job , along with being a giant A-hole.  Was this bad def. or the NFL figuring out his off.  I guess we will find out soon, I'm sure some team will hire him.  I just think he might be a little overated myself (though not as bad a Ron Turner was, even though they have both ruined teams Ron edges out Josh by doing it in college and the pros). 



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: January 14, 2011 3:01 pm
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

Kyle Orton in 2010 - 293 completions, 498 attempts, 58.8 completion percentage, 3,653 yards, 7.34 ypa, 20 tds, 9 int., 87.5 rating.

Sam Bradford in 2010 - 354 completions, 590 attempts, 60 completion percentage, 3,512 yards, 5.95 ypa, 18 tds, 15 int., 76.5 rating.

Looks to me like the only thing Bradford is better at right now is completion percentage.  Other than that, Orton's numbers are better across the board.

Now, I do think that Bradford will be a better qb than Orton in the long run, but right now, Orton is better.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:42 am
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

LowlyNinja, do you seriously think Orton is a better QB than Bradford?  Seriously?  Really?  You weren't under the influence when you wrote that, were you?  Not to imply that Orton is garbage.  He's clearly a guy who has done a nice job and has gotten little respect.  But IMO, Bradford is not only better than Orton right now, but will be light years better a year from now.  That's not to say that Orton wouldn't be a huge improvement on the Arizona QBs.  But you really wrote that and actually meant it???



Since: Jan 4, 2011
Posted on: January 14, 2011 11:34 am
 

Josh McDaniels could now be on St. Louis' radar

Players with real talent? I'm confused about who you are talking about... Do they play on the Rams? Does competition come into the equation?... I only watched one Ram game and Bradford looked good staring down Parrish Cox the whole game; but I dont recall one single completion against Champ. I know one thing FOR A FACT.. Orton absolutely destroyed the Seahawks and that's more than you can say for the rook. The Rams were a losing team in the worst division in the history of the NFL, how bout them apples. Orton is going to the Cardinals and will instantly become the best QB in the division.



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