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.â†µ
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.
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.â†µ
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.â†µ