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Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:21 am
Brian Schottenheimer's reportedly been offered the Rams OC gig. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Brian Schottenheimer's unceremonious departure from the Jets cooled most of the chatter about him landing a head-coaching gig, but several teams showed interest in bringing him on as their offensive coordinator. And now the Rams have reportedly offered him the position.

Schottenheimer was mentioned as a candidate for the Falcons offensive coordinator position, but Dirk Koetter landed that gig on Sunday. On Saturday, a report emerged that the Rams were interested in Schottey, and on Sunday evening,'s Mike Lombardi reported that St. Louis offered him the position.

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Lombardi writes that Schottenheimer is prepared to accept the job and "all that's left to make it official is for the contract to be completed." It's not surprising that Schottenheimer, who's stock dipped at the same pace as the Jets offensive production in 2011, would take the job.

But it's unlikely that Rams fans will be too thrilled: the Jets never finished better than 17th in passing offense and only once finished in the top 10 in total offense for a season under Schottenheimer.

The failures of Mark Sanchez to progress as a passer isn't exactly hopeful news for Rams fans either; Sam Bradford took a big step back in 2011 after a really promising rookie season. While injuries, failures on the offensive line and a lack of weapons didn't help, there's reason to be concerned.

Fisher's decision on the other side of the ball may come under some heat as well: it's believed that he'll bring -- or try to bring -- Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to St. Louis. Williams coached under Fisher in Tennessee before taking the head coaching job in Buffalo in 2001.

The Saints defense is aggressive (their No. 2 ranking in takeaways in 2009 is precisely why they won the Super Bowl), but that's not always a good thing; just look to the final five minutes of their playoff loss to the 49ers and the inability of Williams' calls to avoid giving Alex Smith single-coverage looks to Vernon Davis.

Both Schottenheimer and Williams have had success before, so it's not like this can't work. But like Williams defense, the result for both guys could be boom or bust.

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Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:08 am

Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

I see a bunch of Jets fans mocking the guy in this thread. I would bet that the Rams offense outperforms the Jets. It's not Schotty's fault that Sanchez can't progress beyond his first read and then can't hit a WR in stride (or even 3 yards near him). One of the reasons the Rams have been bad is because they don't keep WR talent and they had injuries last year. They had Laurent Robinson but they just got rid of him, I believe they still have Denario Alexander and if he's healthy it won't matter too much. They also have good TEs that again get injured.

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:39 am

Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

This dummy will stall you offense big time .The guy Doesnt know how to  play call at all!!!

Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 7:33 am

Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

This sucks ! 
Perhaps I gave Jeff Fisher to much credit. I don't want this guy. 

Since: Dec 4, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 5:47 am

Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

If true, this is a terrible mistake by the Rams.  He did an absolutely awful job with the Jets for the past 3 years.

Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 4:03 am

Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

brian schottenheimer is an average offensive coordinator. tthat may be too much of a job for him. they paid a lot of money for bradford, why would they pick schottenheimer to be the oc. williamsmight be a better choice at dc, or at lest i thought so until that last half against the 449er. they went down the field way too fast/ the defense had 2 chances to hold and win the game.they could not do it either time. iam not impressed with fisher's choices. doesnt sound like he is getting off to a very good start. i am not in the least surprised by that.

Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 2:14 am

Report: Rams offer Brian Schottenheimer OC job

Ahahaha hilarious. Take him, youll guaruntee another top 3 pick in 2013

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