Step I: Recruit coaches
The starting point of any successful new NFL season starts with reassembling the right coaching staff. Sometimes that means parting ways with those coaches who did not meet necessary objectives either behind the scenes or on the football field. At other times, it means recruiting and hiring top-echelon coaching talent that has moved on voluntarily, either through lateral offers, or promotions.
In 2024, the LA Rams will need to hire a new DL coach to take over for former Rams DL Coach Eric Henderson. But the Rams may lose other coaches as well. DC Raheem Morris, having served as the LA Rams defensive coordinator, is interviewing for a number of head coaching positions. For many reasons, he could be hired as the new head coach of an NFL team this year.
But he is not alone in the 2024 coaching carousel cycle. Rams TE Coach Nick Caley and QB Coach Zac Robinson are interviewing for offensive coordinator roles with the New England Patriots.
Even Rams ST Assistant Coach Jerry Springer is interviewing for the Patriots ST Coordinator role. So even as the Rams coaching staff is less likely to be cannibalized this offseason, there still could be vital and multiple roles to fill.
Ultimately, the Rams may need to hire as few as one or as many as four or five new coaches to prepare for the 2024 NFL season. Even that minor difference can make a huge deal for 2024. We know the impact that a solid and experienced coach can make in this offense, like RB Coach Ron Gould. Not only is hiring the right coach the first step chronologically, it is far and away the most important step.
For now, we can push a pin on this topic, as that is its own set of conversations. Next up? Let's free up some money.