Rams do not lose Thomas Brown to Buccanneers

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The LA Rams may not be out of the woods just yet in terms of losing key coaches to other NFL teams, but if you are still holding your breath over the risks of losing any, this is as good of a time as any to breathe a big sigh of relief. After all, how much sense did it make that as other teams galloped to the NFL Playoffs, the LA Rams were stuck in the mud, finishing with a 5-12 record and never really becoming very competitive.

Somehow, that memo did not circulate around the NFL, as the Rams were still one of the teams who, despite only retaining a handful of coaches on the staff, were targeted again and again by other teams who were interested in cutting a coach from the Rams staff and grafting them to their own. The hope was not only to add their strategy, philosophy, and skillsets to that coaching staff, but also to bring a bit of that winning culture with them as well.

Bucs hire a New OC

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that suddenly finds itself without veteran quarterback Tom Brady, is in for a bit of a rebuild. And in the interest of growing an offense for many years to come, the organizations was happy to interview Rams Assistant Head Coach/Tight Ends Coach Thomas Brown for their vacant Offensive Coordinator position.

Well, that doesn't seem very positive for the LA Rams, does it? Not to worry, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already made their decision. Unlike the snail's pace employed by the Indianapolis Colts, the Buccaneers have settled on Seattle Seahawks QB coach, Dave Canales, as their new offensive coordinator.

Dave Canales' claim to fame is the surprisingly effective season enjoyed by journeyman quarterback Geno Smith, a quarterback who has played nine seasons in the NFL, without showing enough to be considered a true NFL starting quarterback. That all changed in 2022, when he not only proved to be capable of starting for the Seattle Seahawks, but he was capable of leading the team to a surprisingly successful 9-8 record.

With his hire, the LA Rams now face the pending decision from the Carolina Panthers, who have interviewed both Thomas Brown and Jacksonville Jaguard Passing Game Coordinator, Jim Bob Cooter. Many believe that thanks fo the Panthers hiring Jim Caldwell as an Senior Offensive Consultant, that give the edge to his former OC Cooter.

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The Rams are proud to have coaches from their staff interview elsewhere of promotions, and have facilitated that process. In fact, it's the continued success that Rams coaches have throughout the NFL that continue to lure new NFL team to the Rams organization for new coaching hires. While I am of the opinion that Thomas Brown would indeed make a great offensive coordinator, I cannot put down my hope that he will be back to help the LA Rams own offense get back on track in 2023. Once that happens, then anything goes.