St. Louis Rams COO and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Kevin Demoff just wrapped up a Monday afternoon press conference discussing the next steps following the firings of Steve Spagnuolo and Billy Devaney. As expected, Demoff fielded a number of questions concerning the replacements for those two, contradicting a number of items from the rumor mill.
Demoff denied a report from Peter King that the Rams already have a mid-week interview scheduled with Jeff Fisher. He said that the Rams have not yet spoken with any potential candidates for either position. Demoff laughed off the suggestion from the rumor mill that Fisher was a fit for the Rams job because he's represented by Marvin Demoff, Kevin's father.
"We're going to find the right fit for the Rams," Demoff said.
Nevertheless, he did not rule out Fisher as a candidate, or any other potential candidate for the job. Demoff stressed that the main goal was finding the right fit for the organization. He added that the right candidates would be "adaptable, smart football people" for both the coach and GM positions. There is also no formula as far as the order in which they hire a head coach and general manager; any suggestions otherwise are mere speculation.
The search process gears up in full force this week. While the Rams do not currently have any interviews lined up, they will begin that process within the next 48 hours.
Owner Stan Kroenke will be heavily involved in the hiring process. He'll get some help from a pair of Rams legends, Super Bowl-winning head coach Dick Vermeil and Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. Those two will be part of a team of consultants involved in the search process.
"We're serious about getting this right," Demoff said of the changes taking place at Rams Park. "We're serious about building a winning tradition in St. Louis."