After interviewing 3 Rams coaches, Chargers hire ex-Cowboys OC

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Rams rumors over members of the coaching staff interviewing with other NFL teams is an annual event. This year, the LA Chargers were reported to have interviewed Rams Senior offensive assistant Greg Olson, QB Coach Zach Robinson, and even RB/TE Coach Thomas Brown for their vacated offensive coordinator position. With three of the four candidates coming from the LA Rams coaching staff, it seemed almost inevitable that the Rams would need to add another position to their hiring checklist.

But on NFL Championship Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys reportedly parted ways with their offensive coordinator Kellen Moore. Less than 24 hours later, reports are now surfacing that he will become the LA Chargers’ new offensive coordinator:

That is excellent news for LA Rams fans. One less team will be poaching Rams coaches this season, which is great news for an offense that has a lot of serious work to do in order to improve from the worst performance under LA Rams head coach Sean McVay.

Of course, the LA Rams are not out of the woods just yet. There are a number of head coaching positions that have yet to be filled, and the first stop for offensive coaches has typically been the LA Rams staff. But the Chargers, led by head coach Brandon Staley, were clearly the greatest threat to cannibalize the Rams staff to restaff their own coaches, as Staley was a former defensive coordinator for the Rams.

The news is certainly positive for Rams head coach Sean McVay, who had already distilled the coaching staff down to the coaches he wanted to keep. For the moment, it appears as though that remains the case.

Best of luck to the Chargers and Kellen Moore. And thanks for leaving the LA Rams coaches out of it.

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