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    Linehanís Status

    By Bernie Miklasz

    ĎTis the season of rampant speculation by national football pundits, so as the Rams prepare for their 3 p.m. game against the Buffalo Bills, I thought Iíd take a few minutes to clear up some misleading information being reported on various Sunday-morning cable shows.

    Here is Scott Linehanís job status, and I have excellent sources on this:

    * If the Rams play poorly today, if the Rams play without fire or emotion today, if itís another bad loss ó then Linehan will be fired.

    * If the Rams upset the Bills today, Linehan will stay ó at least for now. And this is an important point. If Linehan makes it to the bye week, it doesnít mean heíll survive the remainder of the season. He could go at anytime; if his team gets slaughtered in any of the upcoming games, Linehan wonít last.

    * The only thing that could change this equation ó Linehan stays with a win over Buffalo ó is some occurence behind the scenes. Thatís difficult for me to define. But letís talk hypotehticals: suppose thereís an ugly post-game incident between the coach and his coordinators, or that the playersí take their (mostly) silent rebellion to the next level? Suppose thereís a hostile meeting between Linehan and the owner, Chip Rosenbloom? Again, I fully believe Linehan will stay if the Rams win Sunday. Unless he blows a gasket after the game, or something like that.

    * The most difficult thing to assess is this: suppose the Rams play reasonably well, and fight hard, and lose a heartbreaker to the Bills? Does Linehan stay or go? The key figures in the Rams organization are wrestling with that. No advance determination has been made on this scenario. Itís a mistake to assume that Linehan is gone if the Rams lose a close one. Close loss? Heís on the bubble.

    Two other things:

    1. If Linehan goes, the choice for the interim comes down to offensive coordinator Al Saunders or defensive coordinator Jim Haslett. And the slight edge goes to Haslett.

    2. If Linehan is fired this week, general manager Jay Zygmunt wonít be part of the move. One way or another, he will last the season unless he chooses not to. But do not misinterpret this. This does not mean Zygmunt is safe as the team moves forward, to 2009. The organizational power structure will change after the season.


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    Re: Linehanís Status

    Quote Originally Posted by RamWraith View Post
    The organizational power structure will change after the season.
    That's what we need...

    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    They emptied the Playbook and we still lost at HOME by almost 3 Touchdowns.

    Linehan better be gone by tomorrow Morning.

    The guy is posing as a NFL coach.


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    Re: Linehanís Status

    Jay Glazer reported on Fox that Linehan told him after the game he expected to be fired but had not heard anything yet,he also said if he is to be fired he wants to know no later than Monday. No Problem-call him Chip

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    I'm kinda laughing at him wanting to know no later than Monday. Might sound a little vindictive but I think they should wait until 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday to fire him.

    What you see is what you get, but what you see depends on where you stand.

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    Come on...

    Get fired...
    Get fired....
    Get fired.....

    FIRE LINEHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The suspense is killing me!!!

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    Seriously, it is getting sadistic and inhumane to keep him around any longer....

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    ive just watched the post game conference...he`s still there so far..

    see to watch the video.

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    I really don't expect Linehan to be the Head Coach at noon tomorrow. He will be sent his walking papers with Haslet promoted as interm Head Coach (but I think he will be gone also next year).

    Hire Steve Mariucci!!!!!!!

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    Well, we lost, and while the first half was hard fought, the second was certainly not. I certainly think that he'll be canned by tomorrow. And I will then be happy.

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    We won't hire anyone new until the off-season; along with adjustments to the front office. However, I do anticipate this thing to be done tomorrow. We'll replace Linny with either one of the worst D or O Coordinators in the league, but it will provide somewhat of a lift to the team. As Gerald Ford once put it, "Our long national nightmare is now over."

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    Do we consider Al Saunders the worst O coordinator in the league?

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    Re: Linehanís Status

    Lots of what-ifs, contengencies, possibilities, varibles, senerios, situations, conditions, and just MAYBE, to take into account here.

    Well the numbers are in and now we what for the arithmatic and the numbers to be crunched. Anyone know a good astrologer to check the entrales to make sure we got all the information?

    Sorry for the tongue and cheek, but common sense says one thing; but aside from offense production the other lacking thing in the Rams organization, is common sense. So now we wait, the death watch starts NOW

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