St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke released a statement after the team confirmed the news that Steve Spagnuolo and Billy Devaney have been fired. Kroenke made the usual platitudes you would expect in the statement, but one thing that stood out was his insistence that the entire organization needs to be held accountable for the results. Here's Kroenke's statement:
I would like to personally thank Steve and Billy for their dedication to the St. Louis Rams organization over the past several seasons. This was a difficult decision for many reasons. We have tremendous respect for Steve and Billy as people and football professionals.
No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season and we all must hold ourselves accountable. However, we believe it's in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make theses changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships. We wish Steve, Billy and their families the very best in the future and thank them again for their commitment to our organization and the city of St. Louis.
The search for a new head coach and general manager starts immediately.