5 candidates LA Rams must consider for vacant DC role

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Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead
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Here are 5 top candidate whom the LA Rams must consider for the newly vacated DC role

Yes, the Los Angeles Rams won’t be bringing Wade Phillips back as defensive coordinator for 2020. So let’s add one more task to an already long list of tasks to be accomplished this off-season.  We had already discussed just the tip of the iceberg over the challenges facing the Rams this off-season.  What’s one more?

Well, perhaps the Rams defense did not warrant being the first place to take action?

The Rams defense is not bad.  While the week to week results were certainly all over the board, the defense actually improved slightly from 2018 to 2019. But this may not be as simple as a defense not meeting expectations.  After all, NFL coaches are very relationship-based in terms of who you know and where they are employed.

The Rams were not the best NFL defense in 2019, but nor were they the worst.  The team had some poor performances last season, but that was as much a matter of poor timing as negative impact to the team’s overall record.

Coaches are contacted constantly in the off-season for references and new opportunities. This Rams defensive coordinator feels like an outcropping of someone head coach Sean McVay knows and has been in touch with recently. And that timing will likely speed things along rapidly.  In the meantime, the Rams must now begin the arduous task of hiring a replacement for ousted Wade Phillips.  Here are 5 candidates the Rams must consider for the role.