The LA Rams are racing to sign UT RB coach Stan Drayton. The only hitch? So are those pesky Dallas Cowboys
The LA Rams need a new running backs coach. Ever since the team dismissed former RB coach Skip Peete, the team has been recruiting for his replacement. Not much has been shared publicly about the Rams status on that front, until NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt reported that the Rams were very interested in University of Texas running game coordinator Stan Drayton. But there is a small problem. He reports that the Dallas Cowboys are also very much interested in his services.
Normally, this would simply be a foot race by both teams (pun intended) to see who could sign Drayton. But this is the same Dallas team which poached special teams coach John Fassel from the LA Rams staff. Right now, I’m quite certain that the LA Rams organization would love to come out on top in this one.
While the Rams had dismissed Peete, the Cowboys had dismissed their own RB coach Gary Brown, who had coached for the past four season. Drayton is a significant coach for UT, where he holds both the associate head coach and run game coordinator titles. He had previously coach at the Chicago Bears.
While little information is surfacing on the status of the Rams search for defensive coordinator nor special teams coach, rumors have surfaced about the Rams closing in on a candidate on a as-of-yet-announced offensive coordinator position.
It would make more sense if the Rams were truly hiring an offensive coordinator, that the team would fill that role first. That would allow the new OC to give input as to who he felt most comfortable with in his RB coach role. Right now, that’s not how information is leaking to the public. This is a topic worth monitoring.