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NFL Head Coaching Candidates: Mike Sherman

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ARLINGTON TX - JANUARY 07:  Head coach Mike Sherman of the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7 2011 in Arlington Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON TX - JANUARY 07: Head coach Mike Sherman of the Texas A&M Aggies during the AT&T Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium on January 7 2011 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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There have been many names linked to the St. Louis Rams' head coaching search. Among those names have been the likes of Jon Gruden and Jeff Fisher, both proven NFL head coaches. Ryan recently reported that the brass at Rams Park are also interested in Miami's Todd Bowles. Another name that has been tossed out there has been Mike Sherman. Here's a quick look at his credentials:

Gov'ment Name:

Michael Francis Sherman

Recent Employment History and Achievements:

Green Bay Packers Head Coach (2000-2005)
· 57-39 regular season
· 2-4 postseason record
· Five consecutive winning seasons (00-04)
· Three consecutive NFC North titles (02-04)
· 4-12 record in final year as HC

Houston Texans Offensive Coordinator (2007)
· 2007 Texans offense ranked 14 after ranking 28 in the previous season

Texas A&M Head Coach (07-11) (College)
· First two years resulted in losing seasons
· 2010 9-4 record, Big 12 South Division title
- 2011 6-6 record (Fired Dec. 1)

My Take:

As a head coach in Green Bay, the man excelled wonderfully - leading his team to five winning seasons. His overall record (57-39) also trumps Spagnuolo's (10-38) record, making him a vast improvement. Sherman would bring a winning mentality. He would also bring in an experienced head coach that the Rams have reportedly been searching for.

Offensively, he would be the answer. He did bring the Texans out of the gutter. His offense also helped Brett Favre lead the league in touchdowns in 2003.

If Sherman does indeed get hired, he'll most likely bring in his West Coast offense. That means incumbent OC Josh McDaniels will most likely be on his way out. Sam Bradford will then have to learn his third offense in as many years, and that is not good. Quarterbacks have been hurt by a lack of consistency. The most recent has been Alex Smith - I have a saying when this happens, it is called getting Alex Smith'd.

Another reason to think twice about hiring Sherman would be his failure in the college ranks with the Aggies.