St. Louis Rams Hire Another Big-Name, Pass-Heavy Offensive Coordinator

Fear not, Josh McDaniels fans (and, uh, stop fearing not, Josh McDaniels haters), the St. Louis Rams have decided to replace their failed big-name, pass-heavy offensive genius with another big-name, pass-heavy, controversial offensive genius, hiring Brian Schottenheimer from the New York Jets just in time for Jets fans to tell Rams fans how terrible he is.

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They hate him, in case you were wondering, for the same reasons a lot of Rams fans ended up hating Josh McDaniels: Poor reaction to the personnel around him—Mark Sanchez apparently isn't an All-World, Throw-it-Deep quarterback—inexplicable play-calling, failure to establish the run even when it was the only thing that worked.

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So in case you were hoping for another high-risk, high-reward, high-complexity offense for Sam Bradford to learn over an admittedly longer offseason, your wish was the Rams' command; if anything, it's looking like the Jeff Fisher offense to which Eddie George's knees regrettably became accustomed is unlikely to show its face inside the erstwhile home of the Greatest Show on Turf.

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For what it's worth, I feel nearly as happy about that as Steven Jackson. But your mileage will vary as much as expectations about that two-tight-end thing Josh McDaniels was going to do did with reality.

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