Tuesday, January 27, 2009

St. Louis Rams announce 3 staff hirings

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has confirmed the hiring of Paul Ferraro on his defensive staff, and also announced the hiring of Dick Curl as assistant head coach-quarterbacks coach and Frank Leonard as an offensive assistant.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ken Flajole hired as the Rams defensive coordinator

Ken Flajole of the Carolina Panthers is the new defensive coordinator for the Rams.

Flajole, 54, has been linebackers coach at Carolina. He has been with the Panthers since 2003 but also has had NFL stints as an assistant coach with Green Bay and Seattle. Flajole hasn't worked on the same staff as Spagnuolo but was an assistant coach at the University of Missouri from 1989-93.

For three of those seasons at Mizzou, Flajole was part of a staff that included Andy Reid, the Eagles' head coach, who gave Spagnuolo his first NFL job.

St. Louis Rams hire Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator

It's official, Pat Shurmur of the Philadelphia Eagles is the Rams' new offensive coordinator.

Shurmur, 43, joined the Eagles staff in 1999, the same year newly named Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo was hired in Philly. Shurmur has been quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia for the last seven years of his stay there.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Rams hire Steve Spagnuolo as the New Rams Coach

The Rams have chosen Steve Spagnuolo as their new head coach, the team announced officially on Saturday evening. League sources confirmed Saturday that it's a four-year deal averaging just under $3 million a year.

He will be introduced at a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m.

Spagnuolo, the New York Giants defensive coordinator, and the Rams agreed on a four-year deal only hours after Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett departed St. Louis following his one night visit.

Spagnuolo, 49, has spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. He's known as a players' coach, but a coach who doesn't coddle players, either. Intense and energetic, he all but lived at the Giants' facility during the season, grinding film to find a weakness in the opponent, any nuance that might help.

More on this on St. Louis Rams.com Site

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Season in Review

As the Rams look ahead to an important offseason expecting plenty of change, the team will look to some solid building blocks established in the 2008 season to lay the foundation for the future.

While the record wasn’t what the Rams had hoped for last season, there were some bright spots that will serve as the basis for what’s to come.

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