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Jeff Garcia among five Rams assistants let go

ST. LOUIS, MO - AUGUST 29: Offensive assistant Jeff Garcia looks on during warm ups prior to playing against the Indianapolis Colts in a preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on August 29, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Rams are interested in talking to John DeFilippo about making the move from Cleveland to become their offensive coordinator and he’ll likely be able to bring in some of his own hires to fill out the staff should he take the job.

The team announced that they will not renew the contracts of five coaches, three of whom were on the offensive side of the ball. They are running backs coach Ben Sirmans, wide receivers coach Ray Sherman and offensive assistant Jeff Garcia. Sherman and Sirmans were both on the staff for four years while Garcia, who worked with Sherman, was in his first year on the staff.

Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti was fired by the Rams during the season and replaced by Rob Boras, who had been the assistant head coach and tight ends coach. While the team has shown interest in DeFilippo, it’s also a possibility that Boras will hold onto the job into next season.

The Rams also let assistant special teams coach Paul F. Boudreau go after four years with the team. His father, Paul T. Boudreau, is the team’s offensive line coach. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Adam Bailey was the fifth coach pared from the staff on Wednesday.

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30 Responses to “Jeff Garcia among five Rams assistants let go”
  1. firerogergoodell says: Jan 6, 2016 4:58 PM

    Jeff Garcia was a great quarterback. So underrated.

  2. davejsepdx says: Jan 6, 2016 4:58 PM

    Looking to the Browns for help with your offense is like looking to Charlie Weis for help with your diet.

  3. maxkingpin says: Jan 6, 2016 4:59 PM

    Keeping Jeff Fisher makes little sense.

  4. inallsincerity says: Jan 6, 2016 5:00 PM

    8-8 Jeff gets a free pass???

  5. bobsnygiants says: Jan 6, 2016 5:04 PM

    Might as well get rid of fisher, he. An go to the Giants.

  6. daringhart13 says: Jan 6, 2016 5:04 PM

    LOL….imagine the irony of being let go by Jeff Fisher.

    4 years later, the team still sucks. Saved by the worst owner in the NFL.

    Rams are a joke.

  7. drsummeroff says: Jan 6, 2016 5:08 PM

    Wow. Those moves will really help. FFS Fish, fall on your sword already and get out of there. Changing up a few lower level coaches and one of the training staff isn’t going to make a difference. Getting a coach who understands how football is played in modern times might.

  8. charliecharger says: Jan 6, 2016 5:12 PM

    Fisher is the reason they have the Rooney Rule.

  9. nfloracle says: Jan 6, 2016 5:17 PM

    Garcia looks like he could still get there on the field and play better than 80% of the current NFL quarterbacks. I sure miss watching him play… he was great, and, as stated above, under rated and then some.

  10. sonoco says: Jan 6, 2016 5:18 PM

    Fisher has logged 6 winning seasons out of 20 full seasons between the Titans and Rams. How is he still employed? . . . probably because Rams management is expecting significant upheaval within the organization in 2016 due to relocation. You clean house after that kind of event . . . not before.

  11. rajbais says: Jan 6, 2016 5:22 PM

    Their losses of jobs is actually a gain.

    I like DeFillippo and thought he did a good job with the Browns quarterbacks. I am very skeptical of Fisher after what he did to Bradford and Foles.

    I would not be surprised if Fisher mettled with the QB situation and ruined the passing game.

    Like His mentor Buddy Ryan was good with QBs?

  12. ayyyjayyy says: Jan 6, 2016 5:22 PM

    daringhart13 says:
    Jan 6, 2016 5:04 PM

    …Saved by the worst owner in the NFL….

    ————
    sorry that title belongs to the Yorks!

  13. ayyyjayyy says: Jan 6, 2016 5:22 PM

    Maybe Garcia can come back and quarterback the Niners?

  14. scrp2 says: Jan 6, 2016 5:22 PM

    This is news to me. Jeff Fisher missed the playoffs?

  15. maiphatdong says: Jan 6, 2016 5:23 PM

    good to see he still has that BEARD

  16. benfranklinshat says: Jan 6, 2016 5:24 PM

    Jeff Garcia was an assistant on the Rams? Good for him.
    Loved him in Philly.

  17. coltssteve says: Jan 6, 2016 5:31 PM

    Jeff Fisher the Barry Larkin of the NFL.

  18. azjam says: Jan 6, 2016 5:32 PM

    Hahaha, Fisher still is the HC. Ridiculous.

  19. 6250claimer says: Jan 6, 2016 5:41 PM

    How does Fisher continue to find assistants to work for him, when they always wind up taking the fall for him? Amazing. NFL assistant candidates should boycott working for him, he’d be unable to field a staff, and might FINALLY be put on the street, where he belongs. He needs to move on to the next phase of his career. Perhaps he could be the next Stu Feiner, screaming at us on Saturday morning TV.

  20. yyc2phx says: Jan 6, 2016 5:49 PM

    Somethings we just don’t understand…. Fisher still employed, Rex gets HC gigs, Cleveland still sucks, Jerrah will take anyone left behind…my Vikings might never win a SB while I’m alive but hope the Cards do… Life is good today after prostate surgery

  21. cosmicconvoy says: Jan 6, 2016 6:01 PM

    Fisher is the problem but go ahead and throw everyone else under the bus first.

  22. fearsome4 says: Jan 6, 2016 6:16 PM

    If you think the Rams suck, I guess that means half the league sucks.

  23. dolphins4 says: Jan 6, 2016 6:18 PM

    Fisher wouldn’t know a good offensive coordinator if he fell over one.

  24. upyoursnfu says: Jan 6, 2016 6:19 PM

    I can’t believe Jeff Fisher hasn’t ditched that mustache. So creepy

  25. vicnocal says: Jan 6, 2016 6:32 PM

    Do you really need an assistant strength and conditioning coach? Then again, it’s the Rams, who I once saw had an assistant outside linebackers coach even though they only had 5 OLBs on the roster -two coaches for 5 players.

  26. schmitty2 says: Jan 6, 2016 6:55 PM

    As a Rams fan I’m definitely not going to defend Fisher has he has shown no improvement in 4 years. With that being said to say the Rams “suck” is pretty assanine considering the Rams finished with a better record this year than 11 other teams and while tying 4 others.

  27. chawk12thman says: Jan 6, 2016 7:22 PM

    Sorry Garcia only lasted one year there…..hopefully he gets another shot elsewhere……His Football IQ seemed up there with what I’ve seen on T.V. before he took that job……..I agree with several others that mentioned his talent and being in shape…….As a backup, he would be worth someone taking a look at him, give the status and quality of backups out there…..

  28. patfanken says: Jan 6, 2016 8:15 PM

    This confirms what I already knew about Jeff Fisher. The guy doesn’t have any character at all. The most over rated HC in the league with only 6 winning seasons in 20 years. He makes Marvin Lewis look like a genius.

    I wonder just how many assistants he’s thrown under the bus in his career. Well he can add another 5….so far. You have to want to get into the NFL pretty badly to want to take a job with him, knowing that at the first adversity, Fisher will sell you out.

    Josh McDaniels worked a half season with him, and never even moved his family to St Louis. He didn’t want to be another pelt on Fisher’s wall.

    I feel bad for the players. They have a good roster that keeps on underperforming. Given the HC and the LA situation, this isn’t good.

  29. gibbskins9 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:17 PM

    The game has past Fisher he is no longer a viable HC, Skins gave you a boat load of draft picks and you FAILED miserably

  30. blackula72 says: Jan 7, 2016 2:57 AM

    Mr 8 and 8 strikes again. It’s more like 7 and 9. Bruce Arians was right.

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