Rams expect coaches to depart

Raiders to hire McDaniels as new coach

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Los Angeles Rams victories this season will result in losses after the season.

Offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell is set to become the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings after Super Bowl LVI, and he is expected to take Rams tight ends coach/passing game coordinator Wes Phillips with him as his offensive coordinator or passing game coordinator, per league sources.

Rams secondary coach/passing game coordinator Ejiro Evero is expected to become the Denver Broncos‘ defensive coordinator, per sources.

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But the Rams have reinforcements on their mind. Kentucky offensive coordinator Liam Coen, who already has worked as the Rams’ quarterbacks coach under Sean McVay, is a prime candidate to succeed O’Connell, per league sources.

Former Las Vegas Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who also worked as the Rams’ quarterback coach in 2017, is likely to return to the staff and could garner offensive coordinator consideration or take over the same quarterbacks coaching job he once held with the organization, per league sources. Los Angeles has been eyeing him as an offensive coaching replacement for weeks; Olson’s job in Las Vegas has been filled with new head coach Josh McDaniels hiring former New England Patriots wide receivers coach Mick Lombardi as his new offensive coordinator, according to sources.

Los Angeles also could decide to promote running backs coach Thomas Brown, who received head-coaching interviews, to be offensive coordinator, so there are options for the brain drain that the Rams are about to experience.

Then again, the Rams already knew they would be losing assistant coaches and have been through this before. Of the 20 coaches that were on their staff from Super Bowl LIII, only six remain on staff.

Assistants are about to leave Los Angeles for promotions — but more are expected to return to give the Rams the continuity and reliability they will need for the 2022 season.

Source: ESPN NFL

    

Author: Ellen Garcia