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    Nothing said in the interview that most of us don't already know, but it's nice to see Billy on camera talking about the team. He is after all our face of the future. The video below is done before the Atlanta game, with another interview after the game in the top left hand corner of the film strip.

    Billy Devaney interview - AOL Video

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  • RamWraith
    Devaney Interview on 1380
    by RamWraith
    This is an audio link. Great interview!
    -12-17-2008, 04:38 AM
  • eldfan
    Billy Devany (Rams GM) Interview
    by eldfan
    Billy Devany (Rams GM) Interview
    by Hetfield72 on Feb 5, 2010 10:12 AM CST

    When asked what his reaction was to Kurt Warner retiring in Arizona, he said it was "Thank God!"...which, as the announcer pointed out, is what Kurt would probably say himself. He said it wasn't a slap in the face to Leinart, but he also said it does make you wonder if their success the last few years can continue without an all-pro like Kurt.
    They asked about Bulger and our QB situation. Devany said that he is a "Bulger fan", but that Marc has been in a bad situation the last few years with a weak/injured O-line and not a lot of talent around him. Devany said that he feels like if Bulger has the right help around him, he has shown he can be successful. To follow up, he was asked if that meant we were sticking with Bulger. He said that it hadn't been decided and what they are doing is looking at free agents and seeing if any of the QBs in the draft are worth the #1 overall pick (to get a starter). He did mention that right now the QB free agent market is not looking all that great. He said that because you are looking for a starter, it would be difficult to find that in free agency. He didn't mention later round QBs.
    Speaking of the #1 overall pick, Devany was asked about drafting a QB at that spot. He just said that you really need to make sure that this guy is going to be "the guy" for the franchise because of the money and expectations that go with that pick. He also said that we are considering a lot of positions in the draft because of all of our needs so we aren't forced into grabbing a QB.
    When asked about the O-line he said that he feels like we are finally starting to get it solidified and that they guys we had before injuries were getting the job done. (I'm not sure if he was talking pre- or post-Incognito)
    When asked about whether the Rams are looking at Suh, Devany said yes. He was asked if he thinks Suh can be a difference maker at the next level, and he said that he felt that he really would be. But he also said that you also need to look at McCoy out of Oklahoma. He said you need to ask, Is he as good as Suh? Is he not that far away in terms of talent? He said those are the kind of things you have to know if you decide to trade down, but want a DT.
    When asked about trading down he said that he is always a proponent of that. He said that we have so many needs, that one guy at #1 overall is not going to instantly make us better. We need a lot of help and more picks is a good way to get it.
    When asked about how tough the season was he said that it was pretty frustrating. He said that he and Spags would sit in the Coach's room and look at the 45-man game day roster and that 30 of the people on it were 6th round, 7th round, and undrafted players. He said that at times the coach's felt like they had one hand tied behind their back because...
    -02-05-2010, 02:02 PM
  • MauiRam
    Billy Devaney interview (audio) ..
    by MauiRam The Fast Lane Show Note Monday 6/22/09

    Nick granted permission for this link to be posted .. Enjoy! For those who have participated in the "Let's discuss R. Incognito" thread, Billy D. responds to the intervewer's question about what it would take for Greco to crack the starting lineup, and why it will be very tough for him to do so ...
    -06-24-2009, 08:27 AM
  • RamWraith
    Two new candidates emerge in Rams coaching search
    by RamWraith
    By Jim Thomas

    The timing may have been odd. Then again, the Rams had to interview Jim Haslett for their head-coaching job sometime.

    According to league sources, that interview took place Monday in Los Angeles. Because Haslett is a finalist for the job, team owners Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez took part in the interview, as well as general manager Billy Devaney and senior advisor John Shaw.

    Meanwhile, the Rams have requested and received permission to interview New England offensive coordinator-quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels. As of early Tuesday evening, no date for the interview had been set. Only 32, has become a hot property because of his work with quarterback Matt Cassel this season following Tom Brady’s season-ending knee injury.

    In the ever shifting landscape that is the Rams’ coach search, the team apparently also has switched gears and has expressed renewed interest in New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. The window for interviewing candidates with a first-round bye has passed, but Devaney knows Spagnuolo well, so perhaps the Rams didn’t feel a need for a preliminary interview. In any event, the Rams now must wait until the Giants lose in the playoffs before they can interview him.

    In another development Tuesday, sources close to Miami assistant head coach-secondary coach Todd Bowles said Bowles will interview with the Rams next week. Bowles is scheduled to interview in Detroit on Wednesday and Denver on Thursday. As previously reported by the Post-Dispatch, the Rams received permission to interview Bowles over the weekend.

    As for Haslett, he’s hoping to come back as head coach after taking over for the fired Scott Linehan one month into the 2008 season. After winning their first two games under Haslett, the Rams finished the season with 10 straight losses. But the team was noticeably better down the stretch. Four of the Rams’ final five games were decided by four points or less, with the Rams unable to hold late leads against Seattle (Dec. 14), San Francisco (Dec. 21) and Atlanta (Dec. 28).

    Neither Devaney nor Haslett could be reached for comment.

    Nine days into the offseason, only one other interview is known to have taken place. And that was a preliminary interview with Green Bay assistant head coach-linebackers Winston Moss on Saturday. Former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel is scheduled for a preliminary interview in St. Louis on Thursday.

    Only Devaney, former NFL personnel executive Bobby Beathard, and Rams director of player personnel Lawrence McCutcheon sit in on the preliminary interviews.

    Club ownership participates in interviews involving finalists
    -01-07-2009, 04:34 AM
  • RamWraith
    Garrett arrives in St. Louis for “second interview” with Rams
    by RamWraith
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Jason Garrett landed in St. Louis early Friday evening with his wife Brill, and told the Post-Dispatch that he was just here for a second interview and that no job had been offered.

    Minutes earlier, en route to the airport, Devaney was singing the same tune.

    “It’s part of the interview process,” Devaney insisted. “He wanted to look at the facility. We’re not close to moving on Jason Garrett. I’m not even going to say he’s the leading guy.”

    Take that for what it’s worth, but Garrett is the only finalist to visit St. Louis. And he did have his wife with him. Devaney also said that he’d already made his recommendation to owner Chip Rosenbloom on who he wanted to hire as the next Rams head coach.

    Devaney said he hoped to reach a decision by Monday on the next Rams head coach.

    Garrett and Devaney have a lot in common. They’re both from New Jersey. They’re both big Bruce Springsteen fans, and they’re both represented by the same agent _ David Dunn.
    -01-16-2009, 04:42 PM