The Los Angeles Rams fire four scouts as the team looks to develop a winning attitude, something missing under former head coach Jeff Fisher.
The Los Angeles Rams shook up their personnel department by firing four scouts just weeks before the 2017 NFL Draft. While the timing may seem odd, most scouting work has been completed as teams are now only tweaking draft boards within the organization.
But is this another example of the rampant dysfunction that had become a staple of the Rams these last few seasons?
Not even close, and credit GM Les Snead for tightening the screws in Los Angeles.
The four dismissed are holdovers from the failed Jeff Fisher regime, and with the continuing re-branding of this wayward franchise, the move makes considerable sense.
As the Rams begin to embark on the 2017 campaign with today’s start of limited team activities, the new and fresh feeling around the organization makes this news both smart and welcomed.
Snead needed to do this and the timing shouldn’t be considered conspicuous. The new direction the Rams are taking in L.A. began when the team jettisoned Fisher and continue today with Sean McVay. Snead did the right thing by making sure the stench of the last four-plus seasons doesn’t pose a drag on the positive momentum beginning to take hold.
Listen, I’ve been quick to point to the many examples of how and where the Rams have failed. Last year, a critical one in their first season back in L.A., was an absolute dumpster fire.
Today’s actions isn’t that.
It is however, another step forward for an organization looking to shed the image losing a lot of football games can bring. Los Angeles won’t get another “do over” before moving into their new facility in Inglewood, and they are smart to recognize what a hire like McVay continues to bring.
Shedding four scouts from a losing business model is smart football, something this team hasn’t practiced in a long time.
Give credit where credit is due.
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