Rams Offseason Moves: St. Louis Cuts 5 Veterans

The Rams' roster is in flux with the recent completion of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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St. Louis Rams Offseason Moves: Rams Hire Gregg Williams And Brian Schottenheimer

Confirming reports from Monday morning, the St. Louis Rams have officially announced the hiring of two new assistant coaches:

The Rams finished the 2011 NFL Season with a 2-14 record -- good for second-worst in the league. Shortly thereafter, they fired head coach Steve Spajnuolo and GM Bill Devaney, replacing Coach Spags with long-time Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher in mid January.

Gregg Williams joins Fisher after spending the previous three seasons as the defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints. Brian Schottenheimer, the son of former San Diego Chargers head coach Morty Schottenheimer, takes over as the Rams offensive coordinator after serving that same role with the New York Jets for the last six seasons, twice designing offenses that finished in the top 10 in rushing yards.

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Jeff Fisher Officially Announced As St. Louis Rams Head Coach

The St. Louis Rams introduced their new head coach in a press conference on Tuesday. Long-time Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher joined Rams owner Stan Kroenke behind the microphone as the two discussed the hiring and the future of the St. Louis franchise.

"My goal is to bring this franchise back to relevance," Fisher said in the press conference simultaneously broadcast online and on the NFL Network. Fisher also said he looks forward to bringing "disciplined, tough, physical football" to St. Louis.

On what attracted Fisher to the Rams, he said he was looking for "a good owner" and "a quarterback," adding: "It's going to be a great ride." Concerning the long term future of the Rams in St. Louis, Fisher said he felt the franchise would stay in St. Louis, but Kroenke appeared less committed, only saying: "We'll see how the process works out."

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Rams' Jeff Fisher Arrived First On Scene At Car Accident, Helped Aid Injured Teens

Jeff Fisher got busy making a difference big difference before he even signed his contract to become the St. Louis Rams' next head coach. On Sunday night, Fisher was first to arrive on the scene when a 17-year old driver lost control of her Nissan Altima and crashed into a pole, overturning the car and ejecting a 13-year old passenger. WKRN-TV Nashville reports that Fisher provided aid to the injured teens until emergency staff arrived on the scene. He declined to speak on camera after the professionals arrived. The 17-year-old driver is was treated at a local hospital and has been released, while the13-year-old passenger was last listed in critical but stable condition.

The new head coach of the St. Louis Rams will be introduced in a formal press conference at 1 p.m. CST on Tuesday afternoon.

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Sam Bradford Vs. Mark Sanchez: Would A New OC Free The St. Louis Rams' QB?

Brian Schottenheimer's ready to leave the New York Jets for the St. Louis Rams. Will he give Sam Bradford the same leeway they gave Mark Sanchez?

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New Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer Has "Air Coryell" St. Louis Cardinals Roots

This isn't something you get to say very often, considering the Football Cardinals' nearly total disappearance from the sports scene in the decades following their move—the St. Louis Rams' new offensive coordinator, Brian Schottenheimer, has some admittedly vague St. Louis Cardinals roots. The connection: He's considered by many to be a follower of the "Air Coryell" offense, which began in part during Don Coryell's 1970s run at Busch Stadium.

He's unlikely to prove as eccentric a follower as the iconic airborne-Rams OC, Mike Martz, but the time he spent as quarterbacks coach of the San Diego Chargers gives him no small amount of credibility for fans of a more complex, risky offense.

Which is good news, unless you're still steaming over Pat Shurmur's departure from the Rams following The Year of Danny Amendola Catching Three Yard Tosses. The Rams have been a lot of terrible things during their time in the wilderness, but I'd hate for them to add "boring on offense" to that list on a semi-permanent basis.

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St. Louis Rams Coach: Jeff Fisher's Control Of Team Uncertain

The St. Louis Rams finally got their man Friday afternoon, signing Jeff Fisher to a multiple-year contract after a long tangle with the similarly headless Miami Dolphins for the longtime Titans head coach, but much of the facts about his actual arrangement remain nebulous. Luckily, Bernie MIklasz went on a tweeting spree for the ages Friday night, offering the following insights:

"The idea of Fisher as a kingpin in charge of everything at Rams Park is being overstated... not certain that Fisher demanded total control over personnel. For sure wants a say in hiring of GM."

Sounds like the after-the-signing cool-down version of the rumors that were flying earlier—Fisher won't be the all-in-one team svengali, but he will want to have a say in whom the various sub-svengalis turn out to be. Whatever happens, Bernie's final tweet of the night ends on a strikingly optimistic note for Rams fans who haven't gotten many: "Bradford is fired up. Continuity. Finally."

So there's that. For more, you'll probably want to follow the Post-Dispatch's coverage on this one.

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Jeff Fisher Could Accept Dolphins' Head Coaching Job On Wednesday, According To Report

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is nearing a decision on what his coaching future will entail, and it appears that he'll be choosing the Miami Dolphins, according to Michael Lombardi of NFL.com. Fisher had previously limited his options down to just the Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams, but it appears that he'll be choosing to join the former.

With Fisher refusing to commit until now, the Rams have continued to seek out possible alternatives should Fisher choose to go to Miami. With that possibility now looking more like a reality, St. Louis will have to look in a different direction as it tries to find a new head coach.

One of Lombardi's sources reiterated one of Fisher's possible concerns with St. Louis, and that's the team's possible relocation to Los Angeles. Lombardi adds that Fisher could announce his decision as soon as Wednesday, so we could have an official announcement on the matter pretty soon.

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Jeff Fisher Leaves St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins Hanging; High-Five Hands Nearly Asleep

It's increasingly difficult to follow the St. Louis Rams' extended courtship with Jeff Fisher, which the 24-hour news cycle has successfully distorted to near-irrelevance. Late last week Fisher seemed nearly certain to be the new head coach of the Rams; now, as Ryan Van Bibber aggregates, the Miami Dolphins look to be all the way back into this—despite the continued impression of the NFL at large that the former Tennessee Titans coach will make his decision this very week.

For another few days, then, Dolphins and Rams fans will have to wait to figure out what their foundering franchises will look like in 2012.

In the Rams' favor: they have the second overall pick in the draft and their franchise quarterback and a veteran running back that Jeff Fisher could run all the way into the ground. In the Dolphins' favor: They play in Miami, they won six games in 2011, and they got nice seasons from Matt Moore and Reggie Bush, even if those guys aren't quite Sam Bradford and Steven Jackson.

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St. Louis Rams To Hire Jeff Fisher As Head Coach, According To Report

The St. Louis Rams will hire former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to be the team's next head coach, according to Michael Hiestand of USA Today. Referencing a report from Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, the Rams will apparently announce Fisher's hiring some time over the next 24 to 48 hours.


More: Possible Move To LA May Be Only Hangup In St. Louis Rams' Hiring of Jeff Fisher

Fisher, 53, spent 17 years as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans before agreeing to leave the team in January of 2011. His teams posted a combined record of 142-120 over those 17 seasons, including six postseason appearances and one Super Bowl appearance.

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Jeff Fisher Update: Possible Move To LA Is Only Hangup In Deal Between Fisher, St. Louis Rams

It appears that the only possible hangup between the St. Louis Rams hiring Jeff Fisher to be their new head coach is the team's possible move to Los Angeles in the near future, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Rams have long been rumored as a potential option for the city of Los Angeles, which has gone years without an NFL team despite being one of the largest markets in the United States.

Fisher, the former longtime head coach with the Tennessee Titans, parted ways with his former team in January of 2011. He spent 17 seasons at the helm in Tennessee, guiding the Titans to a 142-120 overall record, six postseason appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. He only interviewed with two teams this winter, the Rams and the Miami Dolphins, even though there are numerous other coaching vacancies in the league at the moment.

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Steve Spagnuolo Fired By St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo early Monday morning, wasting little time getting to what has been considered inevitable for weeks. The firing was reported first on Monday by Fox's Jay Glazer and confirmed later by local sources. Despite a report late Sunday night that both Spagnuolo and GM Bill Devaney were going to be let go, there has been no official word yet on the fate of Devaney.

Spagnuolo will leave the Rams having gone 10-38 as the team's head coach. In 2010, the team went 7-9 and narrowly missed the playoffs, but that season was sandwiched by ones in which the Rams finished 1-15 and 2-14. The 2011 season was especially disappointing, with the Rams widely considered to be the favorites to win the NFC West.

Stay tuned to Turf Show Times, SB Nation's St. Louis Rams blog, for all the latest updates on the upcoming coaching search.

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