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  • Ex-Rams assistant Matt LaFleur will be the new head coach of the Packers

    Ian Rapoport

    The #Packers are hiring former #Titans OC Matt LaFleur as their new head coach, source said. ESPN on it first. They’ve made the first hire.

    6:09 PM - 7 Jan 2019
    The first branch of the Sean McVay coaching tree

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    Originally posted by Nick View Post

    The first branch of the Sean McVay coaching tree
    Or maybe the Mike Vrabel coaching tree? How are these things "decided"?


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    • Nick
      PFT: Rams doing their homework on Sean McVay
      by Nick
      Rams doing their homework on Sean McVay
      Posted by Mike Florio on January 7, 2017, 8:06 PM EST

      The Rams are currently ruling out no head-coaching candidates. Eventually, they could be hiring the youngest guy on the list.

      Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Rams are spending a lot of time doing their homework on Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay. The 30-year-old has generated plenty of buzz, and his work with Kirk Cousins apparently has prompted folks in L.A. to believe that McVay could get the most out of 2016 No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff.

      The interest in McVay meshes with recent comments from Rams COO Kevin Demoff, who said that the search is focusing on current NFL assistant coaches. The other candidates are Rams special-teams coordinator/interim head coach John Fassel, Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph, Bills offensive coordinator/interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Panthers assistant head coach Steve Wilks, Jaguars offensive line coach/interim head coach Doug Marrone.

      At this point, it’s unlikely that the Rams will make a run at former Raiders and Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden or Saints coach Sean Payton. Both had been linked to the Rams earlier in the process.
      -01-08-2017, 04:33 AM
    • r8rh8rmike
      Matt LaFleur, Rams have mutual interest, sources say
      by r8rh8rmike
      Matt LaFleur, Rams have mutual interest, sources say

      8:20 AM PT​​​​​
      Adam SchefterESPN Senior Writer

      Not only is Atlanta poised to lose offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan to the San Francisco 49ers, but the Falcons also could be losing his logical replacement, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, according to league sources.

      The Los Angeles Rams will request permission to speak with LaFleur after Super Bowl LI, as new head coach Sean McVay tries to reunite with the coach he once worked with on the Washington Redskins, according to sources.

      LaFleur is interested in going from Atlanta to Los Angeles to reunite with McVay, who views LaFleur as a man capable of helping him implement his offense and teaching former No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff how to shine in the NFL game.

      Atlanta could try to keep LaFleur, but it has expressed interest in a more experienced playcaller, someone such as former 49ers head coach Chip Kelly.
      -02-05-2017, 09:36 AM
    • Nick
      Two candidates for Rams head coaching vacancy also up for Packers DC?
      by Nick
      Sanders, Packers part ways after dismal season
      By Drew Olson
      Senior Editor
      Published Jan. 5, 2009 at 5:14 a.m.

      The reality of the Packers' 6-10 season is taking root at 1265 Lombardi Ave.

      After announcing the, ahem, retirement of special teams coach Mike Stock, the Packers have apparently sacked defensive coordinator Bob Sanders, whose unit too often seemed incapable of sacking opposing quarterbacks., a Web site founded by former Packers contract specialist Andrew Brandt, reported Sanders' fate Sunday night. The Packers made no official announcement.

      A month ago, head coach Mike McCarthy gave Sanders what seemed to be a vote of confidence.

      "No one's happy about anything that's gone on with our team. I know defense, from a numbers standpoint, did not perform well," McCarthy said. "There's plenty (of blame) to go around. This is not just about one person."

      Stock and Sanders are two people apparently no longer employed in Green Bay. Defensive ends coach Carl Hairston, defensive line coach Robert Nunn and offensive line coach James Campen could be on the block, too.

      "All of our schemes are under evaluation right now," McCarthy said at his season-ending press conference last week. "That's what you do right now."

      Given McCarthy's background as an offensive coach, the defensive coordinator on his staff has a lot of latitude. The Packers, who gave up a lot of late yards and lost seven games by less than four points, likely will consider a coach who advocates the 3-4 defensive alignment rather than the 4-3 they used this season.

      McCarthy's search for Sanders' replacement could begin and end on the staff. Winston Moss, the linebackers coach considered to be a rising star in the business, underwent a preliminary interview for the head coaching job in St. Louis and likely will get a second interview. If Moss does not become a head coach, he likely would consider a promotion from the Packers in order to pad his resume in an attempt to land a head coaching job.

      The list of other candidates likely will include two of McCarthy's former bosses -- fired San Francisco head coach Mike Nolan, who was McCarthy's boss with the *****, and ex-Rams interim coach Jim Haslett, who worked with McCarthy in New Orleans.

      Other candidates may include fired Cleveland coach Romeo Crennel, fired Jets coach Eric Mangini, recently-fired Lions coach Rod Marinelli and former Jacksonville defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.

      The Packers finished 20th in the NFL in yards allowed (334.3), tied for 22nd in points allowed (23.8), 26th in rushing yards allowed (131.6), 12th in passing yards allowed (202.8) and 25th in sacks (27) this season.

      Sanders, who is 55, worked as defensive line coach under Mike Sherman and...
      -01-05-2009, 10:28 AM
    • r8rh8rmike
      Sean McVay will call plays, fit scheme to players
      by r8rh8rmike
      Sean McVay will call plays, fit scheme to players

      Posted by Josh Alper on January 13, 2017, 4:10 PM EST

      The Rams were obviously impressed with Sean McVay’s offensive acumen or they wouldn’t have made him the youngest head coach in the NFL.

      He’ll get a chance to show off that acumen as the team’s offensive play caller. McVay confirmed that he’d be the one responsible for calling the plays at a Friday press conference and said that the plays he’ll be calling will be based on a scheme built around the strengths of players like quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley and wide receiver Tavon Austin.

      “What I think dictates and determines what a great coach is when you talk about forming an offensive identity, it’s about first let’s figure out what our players do best,” McVay said. “What does Jared do best? How can we maximize Todd and Tavon and our linemen up front?”

      McVay has not hired an offensive coordinator yet and one candidate, Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster, has been blocked from interviewing for the position. Whoever does get the job will certainly have a hand in putting together the plan for the offense on a weekly basis, but they won’t be the one telling Goff what to run....
      -01-13-2017, 07:35 PM
    • Clan-Robot
      [Fox-NFL]- Rams add four to coaching staff
      by Clan-Robot
      The St. Louis Rams added four assistants to new coach Scott Linehan's staff on Monday.

      Joe Baker will serve as the defensive quality control coach, Jim Chaney the assistant offensive line coach, Jeff Horton the special assistant for offense, and Brad Roll the assistant strength and conditioning coach.

      Baker, entering his 12th NFL season, was previously the secondary and safeties coach for the Green Bay Packers.

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      -02-16-2006, 09:01 PM