Broncos cannibalizing LA Rams coaching staff: Poach 3

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In the past 12 months, the LA Rams have most certainly become quite familiar to the Denver Broncos. What began with the signing of inside linebacker Micah Kiser, waxed into a trade that involved inside linebacker Kenny Young, then blossomed into a trade sending veteran outside linebacker Von Miller to the Rams for a 2022 second-round and third-round picks.

But now, it’s a stampede of sorts from the Rams organization to that of the Denver Broncos. The Broncos must have been impressed with the mindset, discipline, and preparedness of the Rams players because now the  Broncos are coming after the Rams’ positional coaches.

First, news broke that Rams secondary coach Ejiro Evero is leaving his coaching position with the LA Rams organization to become the Denver Broncos’ new Defensive Coordinator.  Now we are learning about Assistant ST coach Dwayne Stuckes heading to Denver to become their Special Teams coordinator. Finally, it appears that Assistant DL coach Marcus Dixon is expected to become the Denver Broncos’ new Defensive Line Coach.

That is quite a large number of positional coaches to pull from the LA Rams organization by one team, even in the knowledge that the Rams have just won the NFL Championship.

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Dwayne Stukes will bring an impressive 14-year career’s worth of experience with him to the Broncos. He followed Joe DeCamillis from the Jacksonville Jaguars to join the LA Rams staff in 2021. Now, he will lead the Broncos’ special teams.

Marcus Dixon, a former NFL defensive lineman like Coach Eric Henderson, played through 2014 before transitioning into coaching. Joining the LA Rams coaching staff a year ago, the Rams saw remarkable development with Sebastian Joseph-Day, Greg Gaines, and veteran A’Shawn Robinson this season. Now, he will take over with the Broncos’ defensive linemen.

It’s the way everything breaks down after the season is over. There is a massive number of coaching migrations. Successful teams are cannibalized, unsuccessful teams hope to graft a new winning culture from the coaching clippings from successful teams.

Of course, there is the opposite energy as well. The LA Rams are not only successful on the football field, but have been the epicenter of attracting, developing, and elevating the careers of a number of successful NFL coaches. The Rams’ reputation among coaching circles will only grow more impressive from the latest wave of coaching hires.

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