While the Rams wait for a final decision from coaching candidate Jeff Fisher, they continued their GM search on Monday. The team reportedly interviewed Philadelphia Director of Player Personnel Ryan Grigson for the vacant spot created when they fired Billy Devaney.
Grigson is an intriguing candidate, and one that will certainly get heavy consideration. He logged some time in the NFL and CFL during his playing years, and then he jumped into front-office work. Most importantly, he spent 1999-2003 as a scout for the Rams organization before moving to Philly and working his way up. I would guess that, all things being equal, being familiar with the organization would give him an advantage over other candidates, but it doesn’t give him a huge advantage. I like his resume and he is only 39, so keep him in mind.
Also, the team plans to interview Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen for their head coaching position. Allen has done a nice job with the Broncos, but I don’t know how serious of a candidate he is. The team has to have numerous backup plan in case Fisher chooses Miami.