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Jeff Fisher brings Chuck Cecil to St. Louis

Chuck Cecil AP

New Rams head coach Jeff Fisher is continuing to get the band back together in St. Louis.

Chuck Cecil, who worked for Fisher in Tennessee, will coach the Rams’ defensive backs this season. Cecil spent 10 seasons working for Fisher with the Titans, rising from quality control coach in 2001 to defensive coordinator in 2009 and 2010.

As a player Cecil was one of the league’s hardest hitters, and Sports Illustrated once asked if he was too vicious for the NFL. Cecil’s final season as a player was with the 1995 Houston Oilers, coached by Fisher.

Other coaches Fisher has brought with him to St. Louis include former Titans assistant Dave McGinnis and Fisher’s son Brandon.

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16 Responses to “Jeff Fisher brings Chuck Cecil to St. Louis”
  1. lolb23 says: Feb 14, 2012 1:20 PM

    Is he growling in that pic?

  2. joetoronto says: Feb 14, 2012 1:20 PM

    Seriously, Cecil brought a big load, I remember him well.

  3. ninerdynasty says: Feb 14, 2012 1:23 PM

    sounds like the new Rams GM will be a puppet to Fisher.

  4. ottograham says: Feb 14, 2012 1:29 PM

    that picture of him is great

  5. kidpresentable says: Feb 14, 2012 1:40 PM

    To this day, I’m surprised Cecil can still walk.

  6. sj39 says: Feb 14, 2012 1:44 PM

    The new GM does work for Fisher but this is a blog about the new DB coach. Pay attention or you may miss seeing your niners getting knocked around this coming season.

  7. djrando7 says: Feb 14, 2012 2:08 PM

    How long does it take for Cecil to give the bird this season?

  8. georgebrett says: Feb 14, 2012 2:12 PM

    Chuck is one of the best humans out there. He puts in more hours than probably anyone else in the NFL and will contribute no matter where he is at.

  9. riverhorsey says: Feb 14, 2012 2:29 PM

    Fisher is putting together a top notch group.

  10. awhartstl says: Feb 14, 2012 2:46 PM

    Looks like the same staff that was able to keep Tennessee mediocre is on its way here to get us back to mediocrity. You know your team is pathetic when this is what you have to get excited about.

  11. quittsburghstoolers says: Feb 14, 2012 3:17 PM

    As long as Fish doesn’t ever make Chuck
    his DC again, then it’s a wise move…

  12. georgebrett says: Feb 14, 2012 3:19 PM

    Anything to back your comment up?

  13. bagmankb says: Feb 14, 2012 3:25 PM

    Looks a lot like Tennessee now. 8 – 8 is on the way!!!

  14. awhartstl says: Apr 4, 2012 11:55 AM

    Just saw your comment.

    What exactly did you want me to show you to “back it up”? Fisher, as most coaches would, was trying to surround himself with familiar coaches (obviously Williams and Schottenheimer aren’t who I’m talking about) to get things going in STL. I’m speaking to the track record in Tennessee which in general 1. Was mediocre and 2. Didn’t produce a ton of interesting football. We could get into a debate about the numbers but the Titans were never a ‘sexy’ team to watch and other than a surprising breakout season here or there, hovered around the median most years.

  15. georgebrett says: Apr 4, 2012 12:02 PM

    Do you look at only stats and wins and losses for what a coach brings to the table? If so, I’m sure I could make an argument for EVERY coach in the NFL as to why they shouldn’t be a coach in the NFL.

  16. awhartstl says: Apr 5, 2012 10:49 AM

    When it comes to a professional head coach, what else is as important as stats, wins, and losses though? About the only other thing you could say is player development.

    Under Fisher’s regime he never developed a great passing game (McNair was awesome to watch but never looked like the most gifted passer), some great RBs (even though he ran Eddie George into the ground), mediocre to awful WRs, and a good O-line. I give him credit for getting the most out of his defenses because he definitely coached those guys up.

    But other than that, I’m not sure what MAJOR (in caps for emphasis) criteria you can look at when determining a HC’s worth, especially when he’s going to a team that’s been downtrodden for so long. As a Rams fan I’m tired of watching cellar dwellers but despite that the prospect of eventually being ‘mediocre’ (imo) isn’t all that appealing.

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