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If the Rams were to get a different Offensive Coordinator...

***UPDATE: Mangini was not a Offensive Coordinator. Thanks to nodisrespect for pointing this out. Instead, consider Wade Phillips***

Let me take you on a magical journey; Imagine that the Rams season has ended and Stan Kronke has brought down his mustachioed hammer on Shurmer. Now Kronke, Spags, and Billy-D have a decision to make about who would make a good replacement offensive coordinator. Here are the potential candidates as well as some of their pros and cons:

1. Brad Childress (Former Vikings Head Coach/Eagles Offensive Coordinator)

PRO

  • Andy Reid offense derivative so little will change for Bradford and the rest of the rookies.
  • Knows how to use a West Coast offense with a feature back (see Adrian Peterson) and still use a 3rd down back effectively (see Chester Taylor).
  • Personal friends with Spags so no drama about him taking over.
  • Coached and won in a dome.

CON

  • Not a great talent evaluator (See Tarvaris Jackson, Sage Rosenfels)
  • May be as conservative as Shurmer currently is.
  • Has an unnatural love for old players.
  • Looks like a child molester.

 

2. Josh McDaniels (Former Denver Broncos Head Coach/Patriots Offensive Coordinator)

PRO

  • Designed an amazing offense under Bill Belichick

CON

  • Coached a team that is universally hated in St. Louis (including 2001 team)
  • Belichick-style offense does without feature back
  • Has dubious ethics in film acquisition and study.

 

3. Mike Leach (Former Head Coach of Texas Tech)

PRO

  • Designed some amazing offenses at Texas Tech
  • Amendola has a "graduate" degree in the offense which could ease the transition
  • Suprisingly successful with a feature college RB. Check out stats for Shannon Woods
  • Knows how to keep douchebag players in line

CON

  • Spread offense have been difficult to transition into a pro-style
  • Might want to stay in college.

 

4. Eric Mangini (Current head coach/hand puppet under Mike Holmgren's Browns)


PRO

  • Designed an amazing offense under Bill Belichick
  • Spurned Belichick and shares the city's hatred.
  • Figured out how to use a bruising back in Cleveland with Peyton Hillis

CON

  • May revert back to a non-feature back system like what was in NE
  • After being a two-time head coach, he may want to take a few years off until he gets another chance at a head coach.
  • Availability is at the whim of how many cheeseburgers he brings Mike Holmgren

 

5. Al Saunders (Current Offensive consultant for Baltimore Ravens/former) 

PRO

  • Beloved in St. Louis. Already has a Superbowl ring with the Rams emblem.
  • WR coach in a former life. Great for bringing along the young WR core.

CON

  • May not be willing to come back after his 1-year stint in 2008

Other coaches that may be considered:
Jay Gruden
Jimmy Raye
Jeff Jagodzinski
Mike Tice
Wade Phillips

Have I missed any potential Offensive Coordinators? Which potentially available Offensive Coordinator would be your choice for the Rams?    

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