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Brian Schottenheimer Hired By St. Louis Rams As New Offensive Coordinator, According To Report

The rumors had swirled for several days, but now the St. Louis Rams Reportedly hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer as their new OC, according to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Jets head coach Rex Ryan recently told the NY Daily News that "the verbiage that we had last season was probably a little much" in speaking on Schottenheimer's offensive system, but the coordinator did have a decent amount of success with the Jets.

The complexity stems from the fact that he is influenced by Don Coryell's aerial attack reliant on precise route combinations and good protection from the offensive line. Rams fans are no doubt familiar with the system, which worked to perfection back when Mike Martz coordinated the team's offense, so perhaps Sam Bradford will take two steps forward after taking at least one backwards in the 2011-12 NFL season.

For Schottenheimer this is a reunion of sorts, as he got started with his NFL coaching career in St. Louis in 1997.

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