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Is Jeff Fisher Close Enough With The Rams That We Can Already Talk About Potential Assistants?

The word on the street continues to be that Jeff Fisher is very close to picking the St. Louis Rams for his next head coaching job. Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network was the latest to hint at that possibility. Fisher is close enough to making a decision, that speculation about his coordinators has already begun.

New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was mentioned as a possibility by LaCanfora on this segment from the NFL Network. Williams' contract with the Saints is up after this season, and he could be enticed to reunite with Fisher, for whom he worked from 1997-2000. Williams runs a 4-3 base defense, but with a very aggressive, blitz-happy approach. That could be particularly good news for Chris Long and Robert Quinn.

Former Rams and Saints fullback Mike Karney mentioned on Twitter today that he received a text message from Jacksonville offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter that he would like a shot at the Rams' OC job under Fisher. Who wouldn't. Karney knows Koetter from their days together at Arizona State. Fisher would have some familiarity with Koetter from years in the AFC South.

Another name to keep an eye on is Dowell Loggains, the quarterbacks coach and passing game assistant in Tennessee. Fisher hired Loggains in Tennessee in 2008, promoting him to his current position in 2010. His work with Jake Locker looked promising, albeit in limited reps from Locker this season. He might be a better hire as a QB coach, working with Sam Bradford. The Bears were reportedly interested in him for a similar position. It's worth remembering that Tennessee does not have to allow Loggains to interview as an assistant with other teams.

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