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  • Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

    Via Live chat with Rams Insider Jim Thomas on 101 ESPN's Fastlane, apparently Bruce has been asking the Rams if there was a mutual interest for Bruce to assume the role.

    Bruce is set to announce whether he will remain or leave the ***** fairly soon; i think we all can agree he will most likely retire.

    Bruce could bring an in-depth knowledge and player's perspective on a position that most Receiver's coaches could not. Bruce is known as intelligent and fairly well-spoken.

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    Reverend Ike could be interested in Rams WR coach job

    The St. Louis Rams have the help-wanted sign up at wide receivers coach since Charlie Baggett left for a college job at Tennessee. Longtime Rams receiving great Isaac Bruce is interested in the possibility of filling that vacancy.

    Bruce is expected to retire after 16 seasons in the National Football League, 14 of them as a Ram. League sources close to Bruce say he’s open to the possibility of talking to the Rams about the job, assuming of course that there’s any interest from the Rams in hiring him.

    If Bruce were to work as a receivers coach anywere, St. Louis would be the spot, according to the sources. Naturally, he’d have to see if it were a good fit between himself, coach Steve Spagnuolo, and the Rams’ staff and front office.

    Per stltoday.com

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    Umm, awesome!
    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

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    • #3
      Re: Reverend Ike could be interested in Rams WR coach job

      Hell yes. Sign him up now!

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      • #4
        Re: Reverend Ike could be interested in Rams WR coach job

        Ummm....yay (?)

        I'm somewhat taken aback by this at the moment, but I guess you need to start somewhere.

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        • #5
          Re: Reverend Ike could be interested in Rams WR coach job

          Nice, the Rams need to make this happen. I don't know if he will be a good coach or not, and quite frankly I don't care. This would be a great P. R. move. Wonder if he could suit up towards the end of the year when we are making our playoff run like the Cards are thinking about doing with Big Mac? ;)

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          • #6
            Re: Reverend Ike could be interested in Rams WR coach job

            lol you posted this thread like 1 minute ater i posted mine and yours got more views

            anyway im AaAAaLLLLL for it! Public Relations? Check; Position Filled? Check; Experience at Position? Check; Knowledge of position? Check

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            • #7
              Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

              If he leaves the *****, then we should retire his #80 first.


              ♪ R.I.P. Nujabes ♫

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              • #8
                Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                I know this would be a long shot, but I wouldn't mind seeing Bruce come back as a player coach and finish his career with another year in St. Louis. I know he's older and injury prone, but it would be nice to see him make a few more catches in a Rams uniform.

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                • #9
                  Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                  What is there to think about??? SIGN HIM UP!!!
                  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                    A word of caution to those who blindly endorse bringing back beloved ex-Rams into the current organization. A few months ago, it was some who endorsed bringing Marshall Faulk aboard in some kind of advisory capacity. Now, it's talk of bringing in Bruce- a guy who hasn't even officially retired yet- and making him the receivers coach. Believe me, I love Isaac Bruce, but what qualifications or experience does he have as a coach? Because he was an excellent receiver does not mean he'll automatically be a solid coach or teacher.

                    The most important thing for the Rams organization is to bring in the most qualified people possible to key positions and not get blinded by sentiment.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                      Originally posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
                      A word of caution to those who blindly endorse bringing back beloved ex-Rams into the current organization. A few months ago, it was some who endorsed bringing Marshall Faulk aboard in some kind of advisory capacity. Now, it's talk of bringing in Bruce- a guy who hasn't even officially retired yet- and making him the receivers coach. Believe me, I love Isaac Bruce, but what qualifications or experience does he have as a coach? Because he was an excellent receiver does not mean he'll automatically be a solid coach or teacher.

                      The most important thing for the Rams organization is to bring in the most qualified people possible to key positions and not get blinded by sentiment.
                      I hear what your saying but dude it's Isaac Bruce,a HOF receiver who in his heyday was considered one of the best if not the best route runners in the game,who better to teach this young group than Ike.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                        Originally posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
                        A word of caution to those who blindly endorse bringing back beloved ex-Rams into the current organization. A few months ago, it was some who endorsed bringing Marshall Faulk aboard in some kind of advisory capacity. Now, it's talk of bringing in Bruce- a guy who hasn't even officially retired yet- and making him the receivers coach. Believe me, I love Isaac Bruce, but what qualifications or experience does he have as a coach? Because he was an excellent receiver does not mean he'll automatically be a solid coach or teacher.

                        The most important thing for the Rams organization is to bring in the most qualified people possible to key positions and not get blinded by sentiment.
                        I think if you listen to the guys that play(ed) with him, you'll find that they all say the same thing, he's a great mentor and teacher. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that what we'd want in a WR coach??
                        That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                          i think he would fit in very well with Spags..both high on faith,dedication to the sport etc...

                          remember guys we got young wideouts who have grown up on watching Ike at his best..i should imagine if they students of their game like they should be, then when Ike speaks they will instantly give him their attention.

                          certainly gonna be more than with a backwater school, position coach theyve never heard of before..

                          id love to see what Donnie Avery could become under the mentoring of Ike..Avery is physically very gifted but has a few rough edges..that just happen to be things like running routes and Ike is among the GOAT at running routes as we all can probably agree with.

                          also he WANTS the job...if theres a better candidate that looks to be available to us then by all means ...now`s your chance to speak up!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                            Originally posted by Truth View Post
                            I think if you listen to the guys that play(ed) with him, you'll find that they all say the same thing, he's a great mentor and teacher. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that what we'd want in a WR coach??

                            Of course. But I am not in favor of bringing a guy in for sentimental reasons with zero coaching experience. He hasn't even officially retired yet, and we're jumping the gun on a coaching career for the guy!! And again, because you were a good player doesn't mean you'll make a good coach- ask Magic Johnson or Ted Williams how their managerial/coaching careers went. Hell, for that matter, ask Art Shell.

                            As with everything else, I'll leave it in the hands of Devaney and company to make the right call.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Bruce Interested In Receiver's Coach Position?

                              Originally posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
                              Believe me, I love Isaac Bruce, but what qualifications or experience does he have as a coach? Because he was an excellent receiver does not mean he'll automatically be a solid coach or teacher.
                              Didn't the Rams do something similar with another Rams receiver that wore #80? Henry Ellard lasted for years with the Rams as a coach despite having limited experience as a high school assistant, followed by one year at Fresno State. He seems to be doing fine in the same capacity with the Jets. I see nothing wrong with giving a guy a chance if he played the position at a high level for 16 years.

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                              • Richbert88
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                              • THOLTFAN81
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                                His toe is hurting, his team is hurting, but Isaac Bruce's spirit remains unbowed. After 11 seasons in St. Louis, should we expect anything less from Bruce?

                                If he hasn't seen it all since the Rams' franchise moved here in 1995, Bruce has seen most of it. Highs, lows and in-betweens. Pro Bowls, Super Bowls, and 4-12. Coaches and players come and go.

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                                "I've got a lot to play for," Bruce said. "And this team has a lot to play for. So we don't look at it like that.
                                "It's always about being a professional. Just because we're mathematically out of it, you just don't go and say, 'OK, I'm going to box it up right now.'"

                                This hasn't been the easiest season for Bruce to do his job, in large part because of a painful turf-toe injury he suffered Sept. 25 against Tennessee. Bruce missed the next five games, returning after the bye week to play at Seattle on Nov. 13.

                                Since then, he has caught 18 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns. Even with the injury, Bruce can still get down field, as evidenced by his 16.2 yards per catch over the past five games. But there's no doubt the toe still is bothering him. Dislocated toes can take forever to heal properly.

                                Bruce doesn't like talking about injuries. It's almost as if he's denying their existence - at least in his mind - by doing so. So when asked Wednesday if the toe injury was behind him, the answer was typical Bruce: "When I get out on the field, I put it behind me."

                                Bruce's name hasn't appeared on the injury report for weeks now, but the toe isn't 100 percent. Interim head coach Joe Vitt concedes as much when he says Bruce "is playing a little dinged right now, and that's a credit to him."

                                Dinged or not, Bruce seems to set another career milestone every time he steps on the field these days. Last week against Minnesota, Bruce moved into 10th place on the NFL's career receiving list with 12,181 yards. He's the only active player on the list, although Indianapolis' Marvin Harrison (12,177) and Jacksonville's Jimmy Smith (12,100) are nipping at his heels.

                                On Sunday against the Vikings, Bruce also became the 14th player in NFL history with 800 receptions. Among active players, only Harrison (917), Smith (847) and San Diego's Keenan McCardell (810) are ahead of Bruce's 804 catches.

                                For those who think Bruce is ready to be put out to pasture at age 33, here's some food for thought. He is more than three years younger than Smith; nearly three years younger than McCardell; and nearly three months younger...
                                -12-15-2005, 05:22 AM
                              • AvengerRam_old
                                Finances aside, I really want Bruce back
                                by AvengerRam_old
                                Putting aside the heated debate over how much Bruce should be paid, I want to make one thing clear: I really do hope the Rams work things out with Bruce so he can return and retire as a Ram.

                                Its more than mere sentiment. I think Bruce does have a couple of very good years left in him. While he may not have the speed he once did, his precision makes him a perfect possession receiver. He also is a veteran leader and mentor to younger players.

                                Its easy to get caught up in the economics of the situation, but in the end, that's for the team, Bruce and his agent to worry about.

                                I hope things work out and we can watch #80 for another year.
                                -03-08-2006, 12:36 PM
                              • RAMMAN68
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                                Just heard it on klou. :disappoin
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