As LA Rams wait on McVay, let’s ride the NFL coaching carousel

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It’s shocking to think that the LA Rams may be one of the teams that will be changing the coaching staff. This was a tough season, fraught with injuries upon injuries, and the Rams roster truly had no chance of getting the team stabilized enough to turn things around quickly enough.

And so it begins, the NFL  head coaching carousel is already starting. It’s the annual changing of the guard for NFL teams that had disappointing seasons

The Denver Broncos, the team that had fired head coach Nathaniel Hackett after the Denver Broncos were demolished by the Rams on Christmas Day, have wasted no time in their search for a new head coach.

But whether the cost of doing further business with former New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton is too steep, or they simply want to get the formalities out of the way, the Denver Broncos has sought permission to interview LA Rams Defensive Coordinator Raheem Morris for their head coaching role:

That would give the Broncos the flexibility to retain two former Rams coaches: DC Ejiro Evero and DL coach Marcus Dixon.

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is now another casualty. Kingsbury was hired in the hope that he could unlock the NFL offensive Rubik’s cube that would unleash the full potential of dual-threat quarterback Kyler Murray on the NFL.  Unfortunately, that never happened as Murray has been delivering diminishing returns for the Cardinals.  In four seasons, Murray played in 57 out of 66 games and holds a record of 25-31-1 as the Cardinals starting quarterback.

Complicating the Arizona Cardinals’ search right now is the fact that their GM Steve Keim is also stepping away from his role too. But the Cardinals are not the only team in the market for a new NFL general manager.

Summing it up as of Monday, January 9, 2023:

Denver Broncos– Head coach
Arizona Cardinals – Head coach / GM
Carolina Panthers – Head coach
Indianapolis Colts – Head coach
LA Rams – To Be Determined
Cleveland Browns – Defensive coordinator
Houston Texans – Head coach
Atlanta Falcons – Defensive coordinator
Tennessee Titans – General Manager

Right now, the hope is that the Rams coaching staff remains intact. The ‘feel’ of many NFL insiders believe that Rams head coach Sean McVay will opt for some distance from NFL, whether that is a month or two, or longer.

We’ll continue to monitor the NFL moves. Not only because the LA Rams may be in the market for a new head coach, but as teams restaff their own coaches, the LA Rams coaching staff has been a primary source for their efforts to find reliable coaches for other NFL teams.

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