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Tim Walton interviewing for Rams defensive coordinator

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There’s a new name in the mix for defensive coordinator with the Rams.

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lions secondary/third down packages coach Tim Walton is interviewing with the team for their defensive coordinator opening. The Rams have also spoken to Vikings linebackers coach Mike Singletary and former Browns coordinator Dick Jauron since making their decision to back away from Rob Ryan a moment or two after deciding to hire him in the first place.

Walton has been with the Lions for all four years of Jim Schwartz’s tenure, moving up from the collegiate ranks in 2009. Schwartz used to work for Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, which could help if a Schwartz recommendation holds particular sway with his old boss. There’s no timeline on a decision about the coordinator in St. Louis.

With one quickie divorce already this offseason, it stands to reason that they’re in no particular hurry.

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4 Responses to “Tim Walton interviewing for Rams defensive coordinator”
  1. bkh405 says: Feb 11, 2013 5:23 PM

    Lions secondary coach? Getting an interview for a better job? Wow.

  2. dolphins4 says: Feb 11, 2013 5:37 PM

    I didn’t know the Lions had a secondary coach.

  3. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Feb 11, 2013 6:24 PM

    Maybe this is the old “get a chance to interview before you’re fired” trick. Can’t imagine anyone wanting anyone from the Lions defense, including the Schwartz-A-mayor.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 11, 2013 6:26 PM

    Shwartz will be saying “Night, night, Tim-Boy”, to Walton soon. Tim will answer, “Night, night Jim-Knob”.

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