5 LA Rams coaches who may not be back in 2022

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As we are now days away from changing over from 2021 to 2022, there is an entire array of new football topics that come to the forefront. One of the most important, yet painful, topics is the likelihood of the LA Rams losing more coaches to other teams that are interested in jump-starting a bit of positivity and improvement by cannibalizing the coaching staff of the LA Rams again.

It’s another coaching carousel, the phenomenon of Alaskan sourdough bread. What do I mean? Well, due to the shortage of yeast, the first settlers in Alaskan would make a large loaf of sourdough, and then pinch off a piece to store in a warm damp place. Whenever the urge arose to make more, what did they do? They just added the remnant from the last load to the new dough.

In much the same way, other teams are hopeful of culturing the LA Rams’ positive, winning culture by pinching off a coach or two and building a new coaching staff around him. Of course, there are a number of elements that contribute to the LA Rams’ ability to flourish on the brink of salary cap drought and what seems like a fountain of roster youth, but we can dive into those elements at a later time.

Okay, who is at risk of leaving in the off-season?

For now, it’s a good time to plant the flag at the positional coaches and coordinators who may be lured away from this LA Rams coaching staff as the 2022 coaching carousel begins once more. These coaches, past and present, are the true unsung heroes of the team. They have often been asked to do more, with less. While the Rams have taken great risks, it was the coaching staff that built the foolproof systems that minimized the risk and optimized the performance.

Of course, transplanting Rams coaches into new surroundings do not always have positive effects. When the Seattle Seahawks poached passing game coordinator Shane Waldron as their new offensive coordinator and grabbed assistant offensive line coach Andy Dickerson, that seemed to accelerate the Seahawks’ demise.

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So this year, we’ve kept our ear to the door to discover any whisper, rumor, or hypothetical ‘fit’ of an LA Rams positional coach to new opportunities in the 2022 season, and have made some notes to ourselves to ensure we are not surprised this year (like we were in 2021 with seven defections). All set? Here we go.