With the multitude of issues plaguing the Rams, including the stagnant progression of rookie No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff, the franchise is going out of their way to look for a new head coach that can help fix an offense that has been the team’s Achilles heel as of late.
The main coach being targeted for the vacant head position in Los Angeles? New England Patriots offensive coordinator and former Denver Broncos head coach, Josh McDaniels (more on that here).
The thought process behind the targeting of McDaniels is simple — his work with Tom Brady and Matt Cassel in New England as well as his development of Tim Tebow in Denver makes him the perfect choice to help mold Goff.
“They want to make a huge splash with a big name, but around the league there is a lot of skepticism they can lure one,” writes Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. “The reason is Jared Goff. There’s tremendous doubt about just how good he is. The thinking goes that the Rams will find it nearly impossible to get the big name they want because whoever goes there will have his wagon hitched to a player who just might stink.”
McDaniels is known in coaching circles as a quarterback guru. He took the position of quarterbacks coach in New England in 2004 and held the title of quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator during all five of the Patriots’ Super Bowl championships.
“The Rams are focusing on him, I’m told, because he’s more realistic, and he’s a big enough name to sell in L.A. Plus, he can fix any potential Goff issues, the Rams think.”
While it remains to be seen whether or not the Rams can lure McDaniels away from Foxborough, expect him to e considered a candidate for the position right up until it is filled, be it by him or another coach.