The St. Louis Rams have done a great job building their coaching staff, but a great big hole still remains: the General Manager. The organization is still interviewing candidates, and next on the list is Pittsburgh Steelers director of business and administration Omar Khan. I don’t know much about Khan, but I do know that the Steelers are one of the best organizations in the league, so it’s safe to say he’s qualified. There are still a ton of candidates on the list, but the Rams are being diligent in their search. It’s hard to predict when the final choice will come down, but you have to think it will be sometime in the near future.
Also joining the Fisher staff are some familiar faces from the previous regime: strength coach Rock Gullickson and offensive assistant Andy Sugarman. There hasn’t been much holdover from Steve Spagnuolo’s staff, but I know the players really like Gullickson and he is well respected within the organization. I can’t say I’m surprised, but these are just two more pieces in place. Speaking of coaches, assistant Dave McGinnis did a media interview on Wednesday. He had plenty of good things to say about his buddy Jeff Fisher, which was to be expected. This man has been around, and much like the rest of the staff, he brings a wealth of experience to a team that needs it badly.
In roster news, the team cut WR John Chiles to make room on the roster for OL Jovan Olafioye. Chiles spent the last few weeks of last season on the practice squad, so he was expendable.