Rams request to interview Lynn, Shanahan


The Rams have formally requested permission to interview both Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for their vacant head coaching position, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday.

PFT reported Sunday night that the Rams would have interest in both Lynn and Shanahan, and both have also received interest from other teams.

Lynn is considered a strong candidate to stay with the Bills as their head coach. He served as the interim coach for the season finale and said after that game that his No. 1 choice would be to stay with the Bills.

The Jaguars plan to interview Shanahan, who will have through this weekend to interview with interested teams because the Falcons earned a first-round bye as the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.

Schefter also reported that the Rams have sought permission to interview Patriots coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia.

17 responses to “Rams request to interview Lynn, Shanahan

  1. wow! this is why I cant stand the rooney rule…he has no chance of getting the job as hes sure to be hired by the bills but I can “satisfy” the need to interview a minority and then fall back on the he already took the bills job but he was one of our top candidates…do away with the rule its a good idea on paper but gm’s and teams are gonna hire who they want to hire regardless, don’t waste my time w/ a meaningless interview just because of my skin

    I happen to be a minority by the way

  2. This is a very appealing job because the owner and GM are not entirely concerned about wins and losses.

  3. The big question is if any of these guys can handle the pressure that comes specifically with the L.A. job. It’s the biggest job out there. If Coughlin was 4 years younger I’d say go after him but that’s not the case. Who do the Rams fans want? I’d like to know in the comments below if you call yourself a Rams fan.

  4. BTW, not a Rams fan, I follow KC and Seattle sports so I’m very interested to know who ends up there. I’d like to see the team be a contender again, it’s good for the division.

  5. Oddly no mention of Rex Ryan OR Jeff Fisher for ANY of these vacancies – that alone speaks volumes !
    Guess those teams aren’t ready to “scrape the bottom of the barrel” just yet ?

  6. Would a good coaching prospect want to be part of the Rams train wreck? No, I don’t think so. The best coaches go to where they have the best chance of success.

  7. The Rams job is all about saving Jared Goff. Whomever they hire needs to be a proven offensive mind or they must have a proven OC on board to tutor the QB. McDaniels would be the best choice. He could even bring in Mike McCoy to run the offense with him. They worked together in the past. The Rams have had bad and unproven oc’s in the last 5 years. The other obvious choice is Sean Payton.

  8. Good luck with that. Both have ties to Denver and it’s a much better situation than both LA and Buffalo.

  9. C’mon, Rams. This Saints fan begs you to go get Sean Payton. Take him, please. We’ll throw in our worthless general manager, too.

  10. LA is a pressure job, really? Let’s see they were 4-12 when they left LA and they are 4-12 this year. We’re is the pressure to beat that record?

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