Brian Schottenheimer’s long-rumored job with the Rams will soon become official.
Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Schottenheimer has indeed been hired as the Rams’ offensive coordinator. Hue Jackson was also in the mix for the job and Thomas reports it was a “close call” between the two men.
This meshes with what Rams coach Jeff Fisher told Florio and Russ Thaler on Friday’s NBC SportsTalk. Fisher said he wanted an offense built around a strong running game and sound pass protection.
Schottenheimer, once viewed as a rising star in the coaching profession, has taken a lot of heat for his offense in New York. Even Rex Ryan called him out Friday, saying “the verbiage that we had last season was probably a little much.”
That verbiage will now travel to St. Louis, where we’ll get a better idea if the Jets’ failings were more about Schottenheimer’s offense or Mark Sanchez.This video is no longer available. Click here to watch more NBC Sports videos!