The St. Louis Rams have expressed interest in Todd Bowles, the Dolphins interim head coach.
The St. Louis Rams have expressed interest in Todd Bowles, according to Jim Thomas of the Post-Dispatch. Bowles is currently serving as the interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins. He joins Jeff Fisher as the only other candidate the Rams are known to have interest in at this point in the process.
Bowles, an African American, would satisfy the league's Rooney Rule, which says that teams must interview minority candidates for such vacancies. Interviewing Bowles would put the Rams in compliance with that policy.
Rooney Rule or not, Bowles has a solid resume. He comes from the Bill Parcells coaching tree, working as the Dallas Cowboys' secondary coach from 2005-2007, before joining Parcells to Miami in 2008. Bowles took over when the Dolphins fired Tony Sparano.
Bowles will interview for the Dolphins job, and this isn't his first time through the process. In 2009, he interviewed with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. He reportedly came close to getting the job in Detroit. And the Big Tuna himself has deemed him a future NFL head coach. The Dolphins were 2-1 under Bowles; their only loss was a three-point loss to the Patriots in Week 16.
The talking heads around the league are still pretty convinced that Jeff Fisher is the guy in St. Louis, but time will tell.