Los Angeles Rams fans hoping for a big-name coach may be in luck. According to a report, the job is intriguing to top coaches around the NFL.
“The Rams job will cause multiple big-name coaches currently under contract with NFL teams to try to get to Los Angeles, given the size of the market, the sizzle of L.A., and the potential to win with players like Jared Goff, Todd Gurley, and Tavon Austin on the roster — along with a potent defense led by Aaron Donald,” Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said, citing a report from Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.
To a certain extent, this makes sense. Los Angeles has some unquestioned young talent. Any coach has to be at least somewhat intrigued by the talent, as well as the huge media market.
With that said, the Rams have some unquestioned negatives, as well.
This franchise hasn’t had a winning season since 2003, made the playoffs since 2004. Heck, it hasn’t put up a .500 campaign since 2006.
Additionally, while the NFC West has featured some good teams in that time, parity has reigned with the other teams. Since that 2006 season, the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks have all made at least three playoff appearances, won two division titles, made at least two NFC Championship Games and at least one Super Bowl appearance. Yet, the Los Angeles/St. Louis franchise has been a consistent doormat.
It may be natural for a big-name coach to be drawn in by the appeal of this job. But logically, those same coaches should be quite hesitant. The negatives are undeniable here.