Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is online now Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    18,908
    Rep Power
    147

    Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach
    By Jim Thomas
    Of the Post-Dispatch
    Monday, Jan. 24 2005

    Fired last week by Green Bay, Kurt Schottenheimer didn't stay unemployed for
    long. About an hour after learning Schottenheimer had been dismissed by the
    Packers, Rams coach Mike Martz was on the phone with him.

    Schottenheimer visited Rams Park on Friday, and on Monday he was hired as the
    team's new secondary coach, accepting a three-year deal. Schottenheimer
    replaces Perry Fewell, who left the Rams to join the Chicago Bears.

    "This is big," Martz said Monday. "Kurt was a hot item. He's a former
    coordinator and a very successful coordinator. He's so highly respected in the
    league. He has great experience. And he has knowledge of the multiple coverages
    - all the things that we'd like to get to."

    New Orleans and Miami were two clubs thought to be interested in hiring
    Schottenheimer.

    Schottenheimer, 55, has coached special teams and defensive backs and been a
    defensive coordinator in NFL stints with five clubs over the past 18 years. The
    younger brother of San Diego Chargers head coach Marty Schottenheimer, he was
    defensive coordinator for the Chiefs, 1999-2000; for Washington in 2001; and
    for Detroit, 2002-03.

    In 1999, the Chiefs' defense set a franchise record by scoring nine defensive
    touchdowns and ranked second in the NFL with 45 takeaways.

    Things didn't go so smoothly for Schottenheimer this season in Green Bay, his
    one and only season with the Packers as secondary coach. In 17 games, including
    a playoff loss to Minnesota, the Packers allowed 37 touchdown passes, while
    intercepting only eight passes. Opposing quarterbacks had a passer rating of
    101.5 against Green Bay.

    Martz said Monday that many of the Packers' problems in coverage had to do with
    circumstances that were beyond Schottenheimer's control. Two rookie
    cornerbacks, Ahmad Carroll and Joey Thomas, had trouble learning the system and
    were immature. Carroll alone was flagged for 17 penalties. And the season began
    on a bad note with starting cornerback Mike McKenzie demanding a trade and
    eventually leaving the team.

    Schottenheimer worked with Rams linebackers coach Joe Vitt for one season in
    Kansas City (2000). Before Friday's visit to Rams Park, Martz had met
    Schottenheimer on a couple of occasions but didn't really know him.

    Martz said he didn't anticipate any more staff changes this offseason.


  2. #2
    RamWraith's Avatar
    RamWraith is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    44
    Posts
    8,230
    Rep Power
    61

    Re: Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    pic of our new guy


  3. #3
    elAcky Guest

    Re: Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    we pick up yet another reject

  4. #4
    tanus is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    535
    Rep Power
    11

    Re: Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    I love it, we hire a new guy (ST) and Martz gets **** about hiring an inexperienced guy. We hire an experienced guy for our DB coach and Martz gets ****. Cool, its a **** party!

  5. #5
    theodus69's Avatar
    theodus69 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    so.cal.
    Age
    49
    Posts
    2,202
    Rep Power
    18

    Re: Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    Change of scenery can be a big advantage. I don't think unless Martz hired belechick(spelling) and andy reid , he's gonna be at that **** party no matter what! :tongue:
    I stopped going to the dentist.......I got tired of the cavity searches!

  6. #6
    Nick's Avatar
    Nick is online now Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Morgantown, WV
    Age
    31
    Posts
    18,908
    Rep Power
    147

    Re: Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    Quote Originally Posted by tanus
    I love it, we hire a new guy (ST) and Martz gets **** about hiring an inexperienced guy. We hire an experienced guy for our DB coach and Martz gets ****. Cool, its a **** party!
    Damned if you do, damned if you don't. That will always be the way with Martz.

  7. #7
    RealRam's Avatar
    RealRam is online now Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Mexico
    Posts
    7,895
    Rep Power
    66

    Re: Schottenheimer hired by Rams as secondary coach

    STs coach K. Schottenheimer sounds like a promising move; good potential for good improvement.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •