January 24, 2006

Haslett signs as Rams defensive coordinator: With the signing of Haslett, the Rams have successfully replaced 3 of their top 4 coaching positions.

posted by mcstan13 to football at 08:20 PM - 8 comments

This is an interesting development. The Rams have decided to clean house and replace not only the head coach but also the offensive and defensive coordinators. It will be interesting to see if the team responds well to so many drastic changes. However, I think Haslett is a good choice. He is a good coach and should be able to assist Linehan in adjusting to his new role. Go Rams and lets hope it all works out.

posted by mcstan13 at 08:25 PM on January 24, 2006

I think this is a very good move. I'm just glad that Larry Marmie is out and gone. He just was not the answer for the defense. Now maybe we can see another winner here.

posted by madtom25 at 09:08 PM on January 24, 2006

Will this work out? We all hope so, but honestly, there were so many more qualified choices out there. In an age where we go out an hire someone based on another coach's previous reputation (Mangini for the Jets, despite the fact he has only 1 year of experience) or because they just so happened to coach your former QB (McCarthy in Green Bay after leading the WORST offensive season in like forever) or we go out and trade a 4th round pick for a solid coach (nobody talks about the Herm Edwards Swap)...man, some of these moves are just whacked.

posted by chemwizBsquared at 09:30 PM on January 24, 2006

On the surface the Linehan hire appears good. I am concerned about the Haslett hire. While it seems like a no-brainer, check the turnover and special teams stats in the article. Scares me to death. It looks like stats from the Rams season.

posted by stclairguy at 09:38 PM on January 24, 2006

This is a great move I think Haslett will really help the team. I feel winning in the air.

posted by joy at 09:48 PM on January 24, 2006

Another former head coach who is much better off being a coordinator than a head coach (just like Martz, Wade Phillips, Gregg Williams). I've said it before, the Rams have some decent talent on both sides of the ball. Hopefully a new outlook and approach pays off.

posted by dyams at 07:14 AM on January 25, 2006

I really like the Haslett move. The turnovers & special teams aren't his responsiblity any more. All he has to do is put together a good defense, which he has shown he can do. I'm a little more concerned about the Olson hire. I know a lot of people are high on this guy, but the Lions quarterbacks and offense haven't exactly been the envy of the league!

posted by Bury Bonds at 08:26 AM on January 25, 2006

Yeah, but the Olson hire is not that big of a deal. He may have been hired more for player development or administrative purposes because Linehan has already said that he will be calling the offensive plays. Basically, he will be the Fairchild of the Martz era. Martz was so good with the offense we he first took over, that I didn't even realize we had a true offensive coordinator for a year and half because he did jack squat.

posted by mcstan13 at 12:53 PM on January 25, 2006

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