Report: Dolphins OL coach Chris Foerster blocked from Rams OC interview

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The Rams hired Wade Phillips to be Sean McVay’s defensive coordinator shortly after hiring McVay as head coach, but their attempt to interview one of their offensive coordinator candidates has reportedly hit a snag.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins have blocked the Rams’ request to interview offensive line coach Chris Foerster for the opening. Teams may block assistants from interviewing with other teams for positions other than head coach.

Foerster joined the Dolphins last year as part of Adam Gase’s first coaching staff. He held the same position with the Redskins from 2010-2014 when McVay was also a member of the offensive staff in Washington and spent the 2015 season with the 49ers.

There hasn’t been much talk of other options at offensive coordinator for the Rams or how the team will handle offensive play calling given McVay’s experience on that side of the ball.

23 responses to “Report: Dolphins OL coach Chris Foerster blocked from Rams OC interview

  1. That’s bogus. Let a man promote and better himself. I’m sure he’ll work very hard for the Dolphins moving forward. Look for him to join McVay anyway after either getting fired or just working out his contract.

  2. OL coach to OC is a decent promotion. Not particularly classy by the Dolphins unless they give him a raise and/or promotion in-house. Legal, sure, but if you like your guy enough you let him pursue his opportunities.

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    Bush league……. The Rams and Dolphins are in different conferences. Let the guy try for the promotion.
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  4. “Look for him to join McVay anyway after either getting fired or just working out his contract.”

    Won’t happen. Mcvay will be a one and done head coach. He was also one of several possible interviews. Not a lock for the job

  5. He has to keep working hard for the Dolphins or no one will touch him in the future.

    I personally think that teams should only be allowed to block coaches from making lateral moves. If it is a promotion, they should be allowed to pursue it.

  6. youngericstacy says:
    Jan 13, 2017 12:05 PM
    “Look for him to join McVay anyway after either getting fired or just working out his contract.”

    Won’t happen. Mcvay will be a one and done head coach. He was also one of several possible interviews. Not a lock for the job

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    Ummm, he already has the job. Also, are you suggesting he goes pro after his freshman year coaching? I don’t think I would have made the same hire but we’re talking about a franchise that gave Jeff Fisher an eternity – McVay isn’t getting canned after one season.

  7. I’m sure Gase and company went to him prior to announcing they were doing so. For all anyone knows he might like the current situation he’s in and didn’t want to interview for the job anyway.

    They just made the playoffs for the first time in 8 years. With Vance taking the HC job in Denver I don’t mind Miami one bit for not wanting multiple people from their coaching staff perched.

    These position coaches know what the job entails and if they don’t want to abide by the rules in place then they can become free agents when their contracts are up hoping they get a call from one of the teams for a coordinator job.

  8. This rule needs to be changed. Coaches should be able to move up the the ranks if other teams want them too, they should only be able to be blocked if its is a lateral move.

  9. Did you ever wonder that maybe stuff like this is done to make the coach look like he is in demand. Perhaps the coach doesn’t want to interview for the Rams, but doesn’t want to turn them down for fear that he won’t get a chance somewhere else. The team steps in and denies permission. Do you think that ever happens?

  10. This has to stop. I can see blocking coordinators if they are not getting elevated to head coaching jobs but assistants should be given the chance for advancement and promotion. The NFL should implement a rule where assistants are permitted to interview for coordinator jobs. Teams should not be allowed to block coaches from advancing and moving up the ladder in their careers. I understand why Miami is doing it. They have the right under the current setup to do it but it’s not fair to the hard working coaches around the league. This should change.

  11. Gase doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it. He values the guy and he’s keeping him, and he can legally do so. The reason for the rule is to help keep staffs from being overturned until the contracts are done. So all you whiners who support other franchises, get over yourselves.

  12. I guess most of you don’t understand what a contract is and that it works both ways. Both coaches and teams have to honor their contracts or be subject to some kind of buyout. Teams should be able to protect their coaching staff from being gutted by other teams.

  13. TheDPR says:
    Jan 13, 2017 11:54 AM
    OL coach to OC is a decent promotion. Not particularly classy by the Dolphins unless they give him a raise and/or promotion in-house. Legal, sure, but if you like your guy enough you let him pursue his opportunities.
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    You realize your eagles blocked QBs coach John DeFilippo from interviewing with the jets. Or perhaps you forgot.

  14. brought up some interesting points. Maybe he didn’t want to be OC for the Rams under McVay he might like his situation as is. Also Gase has came out publicly and said he doesn’t want his players having to change schemes and systems. He says he want his players to have to learn a new system when they come back for training camp….this might also be the reason for the block. They already lost a huge piece on the defensive side of the ball they dont want any change on the offensive side

  15. igotgamenj says:
    Jan 13, 2017 7:34 PM
    How come nobody’s going after the Patriots coaches
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    Cheating probably the reason. Teams don’t want to be tarnished. Other than that once a coach leaves the shadow of Hoody they become has beens.

  16. fishyinalittledishy says:
    Jan 15, 2017 2:56 PM
    igotgamenj says:
    Jan 13, 2017 7:34 PM
    How come nobody’s going after the Patriots coaches
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    Cheating probably the reason. Teams don’t want to be tarnished. Other than that once a coach leaves the shadow of Hoody they become has beens.
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    Can’t go after NE coaches til their season is over, which I hope is the next game.

  17. He is most likely the next candidate on coaching roster to take over at OC when Clyde Christiansen is done… Maybe this or next season. Also assuming of all positional units on team Gase wants as much continuity on OL as possible.

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