Filling out the coaching staff is the next thing on the plate of new Rams coach Jeff Fisher, and he wasted no time getting things going. Fisher reportedly interviewed Hue Jackson on Wednesday night at an undisclosed location. Jackson and Brian Schottenheimer have both been discussed for the open offensive coordinator job, and a decision is expected soon.
Jackson’s offensive philosophy seems to be in line with what Fisher is looking to do, and I think he’s a real candidate. He likes to power-run the ball and go over the top with play action, and he did a good enough job in Oakland a few years ago to get promoted to their head coaching position. I’m not pushing for Jackson or anything, but I have to admit I’m starting to have second thoughts about Schottenheimer.
Schottenheimer will probably get the job, and it’s probably the right move. I just keep hearing from Jets fans about how happy they are to get rid of him, and it makes me nervous. I know that opposing fans are always happy to get rid of a coach when he leaves, but Jets fans really didn’t like him. It’s not that I don’t think he’s good, but every time I hear something negative it gets to me. It will be better if/when he joins the team, but while there are still options out there it’s keping me from going all in on him.