Billy D Still Cleaning House

St. Louis Rams general manager Billy Devaney talks about new head coach

With the news breaking yesterday that the Rams have given Tony Softli has been given permission to seek other employment, it comes as no surprise that the team has decided to show more employees the door. Today it was announced that the Rams have informed Ray Ogas, the team’s head of the player program department, that he would not be retained for the upcoming season. Ogas has been with the organization for 10 years, and he worked with players on the transition to the NFL while with the club. There is no doubt that Devaney and company want their guys involved with the organization, so anyone who predates their regime has a serious lack of job security at this point. We haven’t exactly been successful over the last several years, so it’s hard to argue with the idea of bringing in new blood. We have no choice but to trust Devaney at this point, because we really have no place to go but up. I like what he is doing with the club, and hopefully we will see the effects of these moves on the field this season.

Speaking of cleaning house, the team also parted ways with three players this afternoon. Quarterback Mike Reilly, wide receiver Travis Brown, and corner Marcus Brown were all cut from the roster. Reilly has some potential, and he was snatched up by the hated Seahawks quickly after his release was announced. He put up some excellent numbers in college at Central Washington, but he obviously wasn’t in the team’s plans going forward. Both Browns were nothing but practice squad guys, so not a huge loss here. I’d rather give some rookies a chance to make the team.

Topics: Billy Devaney, Marcus Brown, Mike Reilly, Ray Ogas, St. Louis Rams, Tony Softli, Travis Brown

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  • http://myspace.com david ogas

    i dont believe they should of let ray ogas go any time i saw him with a player he seemed to do a good job n he didnt have anything to do with them losing i never saw him with a headset on the sidelines callin plays. devaney should of got rid of the head coach spagnuolo i dont see any coaching ability in him and last season some of his calls lost them games for example the one when they played houston his desicion to punt on 4th and 11 with 2 15 to play the houston offense ended up getting a first down and winning the game. this is just one of them i dislike spagnuolo very much even if every one says hes a motivational coach. well guess what you dont need one of those to win games you need a smart play caller period.