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Report: Schottenheimer hired as Rams OC

Posted on: January 21, 2012 12:56 pm
Edited on: January 21, 2012 1:37 pm

By Josh Katzowitz

As we wrote a few days ago, the Rams had made an offer to Brian Schottenheimer to be their offensive coordinator under new coach Jeff Fisher, and today, Schottenheimer reportedly accepted the job, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

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It’s a fresh start for Schottenheimer, who parted ways with the Jets following an acrimonious season in charge of New York’s offense, and he gets to work with Fisher, who is building quite an assistant staff along with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

Schottenheimer had interviewed for the University of Alabama offensive coordinator gig but didn’t get it. He also had been connected as a candidate for the Falcons coordinator position, but that job went to Dirk Koetter.

As Will Brinson wrote earlier this week, “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.”

Of course, Schottenheimer had to try to tutor Mark Sanchez in New York, and questions are still out on whether Sanchez can be a legitimate starting quarterback in this league. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford will be a big-step up in talent for Schottenheimer. Plus, he’s got Steven Jackson as running back, and if St. Louis can find some receivers, the Rams offense could be a talented one.

Much of it, though, will depend on what Schottenheimer can accomplish now that he has the job.

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Since: Nov 14, 2011
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Report: Schottenheimer hired as Rams OC

Poor choice. Jeff Fisher will gone in 2 yrs. Schottenheimer isn't a bad OC but when you have better OC's our there then you have to hire them. I hope fans aren't expecting Fisher to turn the rams around next season like Harbaugh did the 9er's! It aint happending and Harbaugh can relate to his players and these new NFL players. Fish can't and he won't make the adjustment and its either his way or the highway. The rams are to young of a team for fisher to tool in my opinion and Schottenheimer is once again in over his head. He needs a vet QB to work with and vet WR's also. The rams are starting from ground zero with a young sam bradford who has no one to throw the ball to. The rams beter draft that kid out of Oklahoma State at WR. What a combination he will be with Bradford in the future!

Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:03 pm

Report: Schottenheimer hired as Rams OC

Brian Schottenheimer had several good seasons, before Sanchez came along. Jets locker room is known to be a mess right now, even LT doesn't like their locker room. they even say Sanchez isn't a leader, and needs someone into push him. Also, something to keep in mind ... all of Schottenheimer's offenses ranked better than the Rams offenses did, except in 2006. So, who knows if it's a good hire or not. Give him a chance on the Rams please before saying that it's a bad hire, lots of coaches fail in New York also. Even former Jets WR coach Henry Ellard failed, when he did well as Rams WR coach, before going to the Jets. Jets were 12th in the league last season in rushing TD's (Fisher likes to run a lot). Where did the Rams rank in rushing TD's? Rams ranked 29th. As for passing TD's the Jets ranked 9th. Where did the Rams rank in passing TD's? 32nd is where the Rams ranked in passing TD's. So, Schottenheimer might be the right guy, keep in mind Bradford had a QB coach in 010. Then, in 011 Bradford didn't have a QB coach, Spags instead made McDaniels OC and QB coach, which failed. I think coaches who run both OC and QB's have a hard time, since they have two jobs to do. Fisher wants to get Bradford a QB coach though, so it might end up being good for the Rams. In Fisher we trust. So, lets see how the season goes before saying it's a bad hire, when really no one knows yet. Unless, I've been sleeping and the season starts in a few weeks.....

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 21, 2012 3:02 pm

Report: Schottenheimer hired as Rams OC

Have you noticed that all the bad coordinators that got fired this season for being inept have found jobs....Mike Mularkey and a few other including Shottenheimer. It's better to have experience as a terrible NFL coach than to have no experience coaching in the all.

Hue Jackson would be a good choice when he is not saying crazy things and acting like a dictator/ his interview after the Raiders last game he blamed his players for the poor record..."I can't do their jobs for them...I can't get on the field and make the plays" coach...but you can give them proper are as clueless as Mike Singletary. Jim Harbaugh has no NFL experience and he has been able to turn the 49ers franchise around....granted all those hateful NY Giants think otherwise. One tool said that 49ers fans make him puke because we are happy that the 49ers had a very good season after many years of losing. Now I see what all the long suffering fans of losing teams have to deal with. I never understood the pain inflicted by hapless liberals who have nothing better to do than critcize and judge fans of opposing teams. While I have made fun of the Lions, Saints, Rams, Bengals....I never atttacked their fans. But hey we live in a new world where Saints fans love to shoot fans of opposing teams and the NY Giants think that they are "all that...and more". Brandy Jacobs says that he is hoping that someone knocks him out of the game on Sunday...what a tool. I suppose it could have been worse...He could have said that he wished that someone shot him in the Burress...... 

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: January 21, 2012 1:27 pm

Schottenheimer officially hired as Rams OC

Fisher starts wrong..terrible choice..
Sherman, Hue Jackson, Childress,Koetter(now with Falcons),Haley...all better than him

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