Bonamego out, DeCamillis in for LA Rams ST Coordinator

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Bonamego out, DeCamillis in for LA Rams ST Coordinator

The LA Rams wasted no time in making a change at special teams. While the team was making plenty of highlights on defense, and slowly watching the offense struggle, special teams never truly made much headway.  Special teams have slowly eroded for the Rams for the past several years. The hope was that 2020 hired John Bonameo would help to turn things around. That really never happened.

Instead, the Rams swapped parts at their placekicker position, wading through five guys before finally settling in on kicker Matt Gay. The Rams watched as usually proficient punter Johnny Hekker has the worst punting average of his nine-year career. And the Rams return units never seemed to get on track, typically fair catching punts and praying for a touchback on kickoffs to set the ball at the 25-yard line.

The Rams wasted no time when it comes to making a coaching or coordinator change.  And this was no exception. Just five days after the LA Rams played their last NFL game of the 2020 NFL season, they announced a change of the helm of their Special Teams Coordinator position. John Bonamego is out after just one difficult season. Former Jaguars ST Coordinator Joe DeCamillis is in.

What will this mean for the Rams?

Well, for starters they get a Special Teams coach with over 25 years of NFL coaching experience. And per, the Jacksonville Jaguars ranked seventh among NFL special teams play.  Their only true weakness? They struggled at placekicker, the one area that the Rams appear to be set at with the return of placekicker Matt Gay in 2021.

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This is a huge turn of events for the Rams and was certainly expected.  We’ll focus upon this transition more, and highlight what it will mean for the teams in the days ahead.