The news never seems to sleep when it comes to the Rams offensive coordinator position these days, and today was certainly no exception. Now that Pat Shurmur is officially gone, the Rams are apparently moving quickly on replacing him. ESPN is reporting that former Patriots’ OC and Broncos’ head coach Josh McDaniels is in St. Louis for a Saturday meeting with Steve Spagnuolo and crew. I have to admit that I was very excited when I heard this news, but not nearly as excited as when I heard what ESPN’s John Clayton had to say later in the day. According to Clayton, McDaniels to the Rams is a “no brainer” and he’s surprised that the deal is not done yet. From the sounds of things, it seems highly likely that McDaniels will be piloting Sam Bradford, Steven Jackson, and the rest of the Rams offense next season.
I don’t want to act like this is a done deal or anything, but I think the best move is to get the position filled (with McDaniels) as quickly as possible to not let this thing drag out. The sooner we get the staff established, the better it will be going forward in free agency and in preparation for the draft. I will stay on this story throughout the weekend, so stay tuned for an update.