Josh McDaniels’ brother Ben won’t be traveling with him to St. Louis.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch confirms that the Rams will not hire a quarterbacks coach in 2011. Instead, Josh McDaniels will serve as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. Ben McDaniels was Josh’s quarterbacks coach in Denver.
The arrangement makes sense. McDaniels handled the same roles in New England from 2005-2008 and that worked out pretty well.
“Josh has done it that way before,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said. “I think it’s terrific that Sam [Bradford] will get the direct how-to-do-it, everything Josh is thinking.”
The work stoppage will make McDaniels and Bradford’s jobs more challenging in 2011. McD may have to pare back his notoriously complex offense if he only has a few weeks to install his system.