LA Rams had much better options for OC than Mike LaFleur

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Option I: Kliff Kingsbury

Fox Sports NFL Insider Peter Schrager reported that multiple NFL teams had contacted former Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury to gauge his interest in filling their vacant offensive coordinator positions. Schrager’s report went on to say that Kingsbury has told those teams he is not interested at the moment. “At the moment,” is the key phrasing.

However, Kingsbury could have always changed his mind with a conversation, so he was still a possibility no matter what he had said recently.

The former Arizona Cardinals head coach is no stranger to the LA Rams and Rams head coach Sean McVay, as they have seen one another on the opposing sidelines for the last four years. And familiarity with the NFC West is just one advantage.

McVay-Kingsbury ties run deeper than you know

Kingsbury’s tenure with the Cardinals recently ended as he was fired after having a 4-13 season and a 28-37-1 overall record in his four years. In fact, their ties go all the way back to before Kingsbury was hired by the Cardinals, as he had a pending offer to sign on with the Rams as a consultant before accepting a role with USC as an offensive coordinator.

While his head coaching skills weren’t up to par, especially with how undisciplined his team looked at times, his offensive mind is something to be noticed. His teams in Arizona improved every year record-wise, and before this last season, their offense improved as well.

If he only had offensive responsibility as a coordinator, I believe those offensive skills would show out more, especially under a guy like McVay. Also, McVay and Kingsbury have a close friendship,p so Kingsbury would be someone McVay can trust which is a big reason why he would be my number one choice for the vacant position.