Which ex-Rams coaches will sign LA Rams free agents?
LA Rams free agency offensive shoppers
Detroit Lions – Secondary coach Aubrey Pleasant is taking over a pass defense that was one of the worst in the NFL. Of course, the Lions traded away cornerback Darius Slay to the Philadelphia Eagles, and that had a huge impact on the pedestrian showing. And the LA Rams projected free agents are the perfect place to start a rebuilding process.
After all, both defensive backs Troy Hill and safety John Johnson III are coming off rookie contracts and are proven NFL starters. While the Detroit Lions are handicapped with little salary-cap space, the team will surely free enough space to land a free agent to build a solid defense upon.
Quarterback Jared Goff may be heading for a new team, but the Lions could sign center Austin Blythe, tight ends Johnny Mundt and Gerald Everett, running back Malcolm Brown, or even wide receiver Josh Reynolds to help him adjust quickly to the new team. I think that either Everett or Reynolds will be particularly valuable to Goff’s transition, as both are quite familiar to him, and would quickly become his ‘go-to’ receivers.
Seattle Seahawks – Newly hired offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and assistant offensive line coach Andy Dickerson have arrived at the Seattle Seahawks and assume control of the offense just in time to fight the fires of quarterback Russell Wilson’s discontent. Wilson has been getting clobbered behind what should be the Seahawks offensive line. Unfortunately, he shared his ideas of how to improve with head coach Pete Carroll, and that didn’t go over well. Now, Waldron and Dickerson must act fast.
They can do that pretty quickly by targeting center Austin Blythe, running back Malcolm Brown, and tight end Gerald Everett and or Johnny Mundt. All four players have contributed to the protection of LA Rams quarterbacks in the past, and would no doubt be dependable in keeping Wilson safer in the pocket. Additionally, they are all very familiar with both Waldron and Dickerson, as are the two coaches with them.
Under that type of ‘fix it now’ pressure, the Seahawks would be wise to target ex-Rams in free agency. While the Seahawks war chest for shopping is light, the price of Rams players should not be very steep. In fact, I can see a rather robust market for nearly all of the Rams free agents in just these four teams alone.