Rams new coaches officially announced by team, now what can we tell about them?

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The LA Rams have finally completed (for the most part) the hiring of new coaches step of the offseason. While that is a vital step that sets the tone for the rest of the offseason and season, it is just the first of five important steps on the team's offseason to-do task list.

We had recapped all of the most recent coaching changes in this recent article, and you can check that out by clicking this link here. Of the group recently and officially announced by the LA Rams, the only omission is that of Offensive Assistant Rob Calabrese.

Rob Calabrese has five years of NFL coaching experience, the most three years as New York Jets quarterback coach. That means that he worked with LA Rams Offensive Coordinator for two years with the New York Jets. He takes on the role of offensive assist on the LA Rams staff. While the announcement by the Rams has officially ended the ongoing season for major coaching hires, more may be in the pipeline.

One such example of an additional hire is that of Jerry Schuplinski as Senior Offensive Assistant. As we had pointed out in another article, Schuplinski had enjoyed tremendous success at coaching up backup quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett during his time with the New England Patriots.

To make it a bit easier to learn about the Rams new coaches at your own, we will list the new coaches and provide you a link to their respective stories below:

  1. Chris Shula | Defensive Coordinator | Story Link
  2. Giff Smith | DL Coach | Story Link
  3. John Streicher | Game Management Coordinator | Story Link
  4. Dave Ragone | QB Coach
  5. Nate Scheelhaase | Offensive Assistant, Pass Game Specialist | Story Link
  6. Greg Williams | Inside Linebackers Coach | Story Link
  7. Chili Davis | Assistant Special Team's Coach | Story Link
  8. Rob Calabrese | Offensive Assistant (see above)
  9. Jerry Schplinski | Senior Offensive Assistant (see above)

The Rams have two common themes among their new coaching hires this year that appear as the theme. All new coaches have a strong sense of player development and communication all through their coaching careers. The other common element is the fact that they have a variety of backgrounds, ensuring that the coaching staff will have a diverse set of strategies and philosophies to draw upon as they forge offensive and defensive schemes to apply for a new season.

Another less common theme that seems to run through many offensive coaches in their strong background in working with and developing young quarterbacks. That is a particularly pressing need for the LA Rams, a team with no viable successor for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford.

Of course, with a strong entourage of quarterback prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, that could change quickly for the team this year. And judging by the coaching hires, the Rams see it that way too.