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Rams shake up college scouting staff

Les Snead AP

When new general managers take over in January or February, they usually hang onto the existing scouting staff to get them through the draft in April.

But after that, old guys are usually fair game.

Still, the Rams diverted from the normal post-draft house-cleaning, as they got rid of three members of their college scouting department Friday.

According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Rams fired assistant director of college scouting John Mancini and area scouts Drew Casani and Luke Driscoll.

Mancini was the former college scouting director, but was demoted when GM Les Snead was hired last year.

Given that we’re three months and change from the draft, it’s likely that Snead has some people in mind for those jobs.

UPDATE 6:07 p.m. ET: We’re reminded that Driscoll did give the Rams a reason two years ago, with his arrest for public nudity after being caught urinating on a building in Indianapolis.

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9 Responses to “Rams shake up college scouting staff”
  1. goldrush36 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:38 PM

    Sounds brilliant. Shake up your scouting crew after one of the best drafts they have had in ages.

  2. schmitty2 says: Jan 11, 2013 6:52 PM

    These moves prove 1 of 2 things..either the team is dumb as this was one of their better draft classes in recent memory OR these scouts, in reality, had no say and it was Snead and Fisher who made the decisions on who to draft

  3. bcfalcon says: Jan 11, 2013 7:29 PM

    Are they dumb? Look at how well they drafted! Brockers, Jenkins(Mr. Pick 6), Givens, T. Johnson, Zuerlein(Legatron) and richardson were all key contributors.

  4. turfrage says: Jan 11, 2013 7:34 PM

    Of course it was Les and Fisher!! These scouts were holdovers from the last regime. They probably got evaluated for a year by Snead and he must not have been pleased with what he saw. What these guys do is a lot more than just draft weekend. And I’m sure he does have his own people in mind. No guy can ever hire every single person they want the first year.

  5. nt3419 says: Jan 11, 2013 7:57 PM

    Looks like we know who wanted to take Pead in round 2? Quick?

  6. bert1913 says: Jan 11, 2013 8:14 PM

    The Rams are mad at their scouts because the Seahawks had a far superior draft than they did.

  7. sb34champs says: Jan 11, 2013 9:14 PM

    bert1913……….your a dumb***

  8. sb34champs says: Jan 11, 2013 9:17 PM

    Irvin was by far the worst 1st rd pick in last years draft. And wilson was a good pick, but he came in with the #1 defense, and #2 RB. If he loses one of those, the seahawks will be TERRIBLE!

  9. sportsbastard says: Jan 12, 2013 12:07 PM

    Bert just knows that with another strong draft from Fisher/Snead that the beaks will be looking at 3rd place next season.

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