JT Chat Recap: Rams Coaches On Hot Seat

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Rams beat writer Jim Thomas held his weekly chat on Tuesday, and to no one’s surprise most of the questions revolved around the status of the Rams coaches, specifically head man Steve Spagnuolo and OC Josh McDaniels. I’ve stated here before that I’m not about to call for Spags’ head this early in the season, but it sounds like much of the Rams Nation isn’t quite as forgiving as me. I was a little surprised at how quickly the fans have turned on McD after how much love he received when he came here this summer, but I can’t blame anyone for throwing blame his way.

I think part of the problem is the offensive line hasn’t played nearly as well as the coaches expected, and if the entire offense was based around the idea that the O-Line would be able to at least be adequate in pass-blocking, then I don’t think you can throw all of the offensive blame on the coach. I certainly think the coaches are partly to blame, but if McD spent an entire offseason developing an offense and his line completely underachieves, I don’t know if it’s all on him. With that being said, at some point there has to be an adjustment made based on what we have to work with. Continue reading on next page.