The Saint Louis Rams are on the fast track for improvement. In 2009, the team went 1-15 securing the top spot in the draft, and Sam Bradford in the process. The 2010 Rams went 7-9 and narrowly missed a playoff appearance as the top seed in the NFC West.
What will 2011 bring? It’s already slated to bring Josh McDaniels in as the new offensive coordinator. McDaniels was hired on Tuesday as the mastermind of the Rams offense.
“We are happy to announce that Josh will be a part of our staff,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a statement. “I’ve always recognized that he is one of the top offensive minds in the NFL. We think he is a great addition to our organization.” – Yahoo Sports
He already led two quarterbacks from the Patriots to greatness. He took Ordinary Orton and made him Outstanding Orton. Let’s see what McKid can do with McKid Jr. – Sam Bradford.
In his rookie season, Bradford was sandwiched between Joe Flacco and Josh Freeman in passing yards, and he threw 18 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The kid needs work and since the Rams shelled out $60 million for him, they figure why not bring one of the best offensive minds to town to work out the kinks.
McDaniels will go to the same state where the hated Chiefs sit atop the state’s football throne, and he goes looking to scrub the dirt off and polish up his name.
I’ve always thought that McDaniels made a better coordinator than head coach. His “My way or the highway” approach is curbed a bit when he’s working under the head coach and only has one side of the ball to focus on.
There was no doubt that he would find work again, but it will be a very long time before he’s hired as a head coach.
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