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Rams announce Raheem Morris as new defensive coordinator

The Rams got the defensive coordinator they wanted. A report earlier this week indicated the Rams were focused on making Raheem Morris their next defensive coordinator. They closed the deal and announced Morris’ hiring on Thursday. Morris takes the place of Brandon Staley, who left the Rams after one year to become the new head [more]

Report: Rams hiring Joe DeCamillis as special teams coordinator

The Rams will be hiring a new defensive coordinator this offseason with Brandon Staley becoming the Chargers head coach and they’re reportedly making a change at special teams coordinator as well. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that they will hire Joe DeCamillis as their top special teams coach. John Bonamego had been the coordinator, but [more]

Joe Barry is expected to join Chargers as defensive passing game coordinator

Brandon Staley will be bringing at least one Rams assistant with him down the 405 to the Chargers. NFL media’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report Rams assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Barry is expected to join Staley’s cross-town staff as defensive passing game coordinator/linebackers coach. Barry has been with the Rams since Sean McVay [more]

AJ Dillon practicing Wednesday

Packers running back AJ Dillon‘s outlook for playing in the NFC Championship Game is looking better on Wednesday. Dillon left last Saturday’s win over the Rams with a quad injury and head coach Matt LaFleur said early this week that he was hopeful about Dillon’s chances of being in the lineup. That feeling is likely [more]

Jalen Ramsey: I feel like I probably had the best year of my career thus far

When the Rams traded for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, they wanted to set up one of the league’s best units with Ramsey starring in the secondary and defensive tackle Aaron Donald leading the defensive front. That came to fruition in 2020 under coordinator Brandon Staley, as Los Angeles finished No. 1 in yards allowed and points [more]

Rams won’t let Kevin O’Connell leave for Chargers

The Chargers hired former Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as their next head coach, and he was interested in bringing Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell with him. But the Rams won’t allow that. The Rams have blocked O’Connell from interviewing with the Chargers, according to Albert Breer of SI.com. Assistant coaches who are under contract [more]

Report: Rams focused on Raheem Morris as next defensive coordinator

The Rams need a new defensive coordinator with Brandon Staley moving to a different locker room at SoFi Stadium as the head coach of the Chargers and they’ve reportedly identified their No. 1 choice for the job. NFL Media reports that the Rams want to hire Raheem Morris to run the defense. Morris was the [more]

Former Rams, Bears running back Jon Arnett dies at 85

Jon Arnett, a five-time Pro Bowl selection during a 10-year career with the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears, died of heart failure on Saturday at the age of 85, according to the Associated Press. A standout running back at USC, Arnett was the second overall pick of the 1957 NFL Draft by the hometown [more]

Brandon Staley was the Chargers’ guy all along

Last week, both ESPN reported that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll had emerged as the favorite to become the next coach of the Chargers. That was, we now know, not the case. The Chargers have hired former Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Staley always was the guy. [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Andrew Whitworth on returning for 16th season: There are a lot of things that have to align

Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth has been with the team since Sean McVay took over as head coach in 2017. Before suffering a torn MCL and PCL in 2020, he hadn’t missed a game due to injury in his time with Los Angeles. And even at the age of 39, Whitworth was playing at a [more]

Sean McVay stops short of guaranteeing Jared Goff a roster spot in 2021

If you think that Rams coach Sean McVay’s recent comments about the starting quarterback job aren’t good for Jared Goff, it gets worse. Much worse. Asked on Sunday whether McVay envisions any scenario in which Goff isn’t on the roster in 2021, McVay didn’t scoff or make a face or roll his eyes or question [more]

Report: Kevin O’Connell candidate for Chargers offensive coordinator

The Chargers announced Brandon Staley is their new head coach on Sunday night. As the former Rams defensive coordinator, Staley’s plan to develop likely offensive rookie of the year Justin Herbert is paramount. Apparently one part of the strategy could be to bring another Rams coach down the 405 to the Chargers’ headquarters. According to [more]

Chargers announce Brandon Staley as franchise’s 17th head coach

The Chargers announced their agreement with Brandon Staley as the 17th head coach in franchise history. Staley served as the defensive coordinator for the Rams in 2020 after three seasons as an outside linebackers coach for Chicago (2017-18) and Denver (2019). The Chargers will introduce Staley at a news conference Thursday. “It doesn’t matter if [more]

Report: Chargers to hire Brandon Staley as head coach

There were reports last week that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was the favorite for the Chargers head coaching job, but that was before the Chargers spoke to Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley a second time. Staley spoke with the team for the second time on Sunday and he reportedly convinced the team that their [more]

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