Rams see coaching changes throughout the ranks

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Jeff Fisher and his coaching staff are now heading into their fourth season together in St. Louis. Most peg this to be a very important season for the team and the staff. Following the offseason’s most notable staff move, promoting Frank Cignetti Jr. to the offensive coordinator role, there were some ripples through the lower positions as well.

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Chuck Cecil, previously the secondary coach, has now moved to the role of defensive assistant. Cecil will have a lot more say in the product on the field in his new position. To fill the spot left by Cecil, Dennard Wilson will be promoted to defensive backs coach. He will share the role with Brandon Fisher. Brandon is the son of head coach Jeff Fisher. It seems Wilson will work with the cornerbacks and Fisher will work with the safeties.

May 8, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams chief operations officer Kevin Demoff looks on during rookie minicamp at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Imamura was hired as the new defensive quality control coach to fill the space left by Wilson. Imamura spent the previous eight season with the Minnesota Vikings, and filled various positions on the defensive staff. Most recently he was the assistant secondary-safeties coach.

Chris Weinke is now the new quarterbacks coach. He fills the void created when Cignetti was promoted to offensive coordinator. Rob Boras was promoted to assistant head coach/offense. Former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia also joined the Rams staff and will work mostly with the wide receivers. Garcia was a name tossed around in the search for a new offensive coordinator, but made a good enough impression on Fisher and company to earn a coaching position in the aftermath.

Finally, Barrett Trotter was brought in as an offensive assistant. He will work with Weinke in developing the quarterbacks. Trotter has been with the Rams for the past two seasons in football operations and as a scouting assistant. He is also a former college quarterback.