How long will the LA Rams SB window remain open this time?

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Will rookie defensive coordinator Brandon Staley be pried away from the Rams this off-season? Even if he is not, the Rams coaching staff this season has been outstanding in righting the ship. The Rams have turned the corner in so many aspects of this team. But turning the corner is not crossing the finish line. And the Rams are winning some games in the regular season, but that has never been a guarantee to playoff success.

The Rams won the NFC West in 2017 and were quickly bumped out of the playoffs by the Atlanta Falcons in round one. They upgraded the secondary and made it all the way to the Super Bowl the following year. It was the Rams coaching that prepared the Rams for that rapid rise and is the same force of improvement at work with the LA Rams right now. So who could be enticed away from the LA Rams this offseason?

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Positional coaches

Yes, defensive coordinator Brandon Staley is a hot name right now. But he is working with two All-Pros on that defense and is a bit of a surprise to offenses this year. That’s why we do not expect him to depart this off-season. But the Rams do have some position coaches who may not be missed this season.  After all, the Rams are rising once more, which means that a lot of coaches on this staff are absolutely doing something right.

Offensive line coach/Run game coordinator Aaron Kromer will be hard to hide this year. His guidance has allowed the Rams to stockpile the offensive line with mid to late-round drafted prospects who develop into NFL starters in two-three years. Rookie running backs coach Thomas Brown is a rising star among NFL coaches. He appeared like a lighthouse for the team during HBO Hard Knocks and has coached up the Rams running backs into a well-oiled machine.

Defensive line coach Eric Henderson may get an opportunity to shine this offseason as well. The LA Rams defensive line is one of the marquis units in the NFL for a second consecutive year, and that type of success tends to get noticed. Cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant is nothing short of a miracle worker. Not only has he managed to infuse All-Pro Jalen Ramsey into the group, but he continues to find NFL star talent in the least likely sources. Finally, assistant head coach/linebacker coach Job Barry continues to field solid play from modest prospects.