As Jeff Fisher continues to contemplate whether he’ll coach the Rams or the Dolphins (or, perhaps more accurately, as he tries to squeeze every drop of toothpaste out of two competing tubes), the Rams aren’t going to allow themselves to lose leverage to Fisher by not having a Plan B.
As a result, the Rams have sought and received permission to interview Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, per Steve Reed of the Associated Press.
Reed explains that, in Chudzinski’s first season with the team, the Panthers finished seventh in the league in offense, setting a franchise record for yards and scoring 47 touchdowns.
Perhaps more importantly, Chudzinski helped transform quarterback Cam Newton into an instant star, helping him put together the best rookie season for any quarterback.
Then again, maybe it’s not that Chudzinski made Newton look like a great player. Maybe it’s that Newton made Chudzinksi look like a great coach.