The NFL enters each season knowing that of 32 teams, 14 teams will compete in the NFL Playoffs. Approximately 16 teams will end that season with a win-loss record of .500 or better. But for the other 16 teams, they have another grueling process that they must endure. While the LA Rams have avoided the nastiness of a failed season since 2016, the team has been impacted by the turnover of the coaching staff of unsuccessful teams.
And right on cue, here we go again.
While the annual event known as the NFL Black Monday (due to the day of so many coaches being fired) has not affected any NFL West Division teams directly in 2024, the LA Rams are expected to be a team that is hit hard with requests to interview coaches for NFL head coaching opportunities.
And those opportunities are already knocking on the LA Rams front door:
For many fans, the chance to part ways with Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris is a golden opportunity to do so and give the Rams a chance to find a new defensive coordinator whose philosophy is more aligned with their preferences to play solid football. But as the old adage goes, be careful what you wish for, because you just may get it.
Raheem Morris, hired in 2021 to replace a very popular DC Brandon Staley, has not been without some challenges. But let's highlight some of the events that he is responsible for that seldom are discussed: