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Random Ramsdom 1/15: The NFC West Coaching Shuffle

Wednesday was a very busy day for coaches in the NFC West. Who’s in and who’s out?

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Jets Hire Todd Bowles as Head Coach |  Pro Football Talk

Three days after the Bills hired former Jets coach Rex Ryan and one day after the Broncos and coach John Fox parted ways, the Jets filled one of six vacancies by hiring Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.  Is Dick Lebeau on his way to Arizona?

49ers Promote Jim Tomsula to Head Coach |  Niners Nation

The San Francisco 49ers made the promotion of Jim Tomsula official Wednesday afternoon, issuing a press release to announce the move. The press release included statements from Jed York and Trent Baalke.

Dan Quinn Is Falcons Top Candidate |  ESPN

Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is the favorite to land the Atlanta Falcons’ head coaching job, according to league sources.

Divisional Losses Could Be Rams Gain |  ESPN

The news that Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is taking over as the head coach of the New York Jets should be well received in St. Louis.

2014 All-Rookie Team |

Even if this bunch of rookies didn't include many stars beyond the pass-catchers, there are plenty of promising pros out there, guys who will be starters for 10-plus years. Without further ado, here is Gil Brandt's All-Rookie Team for 2014...

Rams’ Standards Are Too Low |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The Denver Broncos fired coach John Fox after he'd amassed an impressive four-year record of 46-18 that included four consecutive AFC West titles, an AFC Championship, a playoff win with Tim Tebow starting at quarterback, and a 17-1 record in the division over the past three seasons. The best winning percentage by a coach in Broncos history wasn't enough for GM John Elway.

Result: Bye-bye, Fox.

Year in Review:  Rams Defense |  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

While the unit may have gotten off to a slower start than anticipated, the Rams’ defense evolved into one of the league’s best by the end of 2014.

Saffold's Surgery a Success | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rams offensive guard Rodger Saffold should be healthy and ready to go in time for training camp following shoulder surgery last week.

Rams Targeting Veterans in Free Agency? |  HNGN

The St. Louis Rams are an interesting team. They haven't finished above .500 since 2003, yet still somehow managed to beat the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos this year. While their 6-10 record doesn't show it, the makings of a good team are all there in St. Louis. So what does the team need to do to get over the hump?

Brandon Scherff Makes Most Sense for Rams |  Rant Sports

As much as the St. Louis Rams are dreaming of Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston falling to their No. 10 selection in the 2015 NFL Draft, the odds of that actually transpiring are slim to none with the QB-needy teams picking in the top five.

Rams Head Toward Draft With Fewer Chips |  ESPN

For most of the past three years, no team has come to the NFL draft poker table with a better hand than the St. Louis Rams. That's what happens when you reap the rewards of a huge trade with the Washington Redskins which yielded additional premium picks in each of those drafts.

Rams Make Lifelong Fan’s Dream a Reality |  St. Louis Rams’ Official Site

On May 12, 2014, a letter that opened with "To whom it may concern" made its way to the front office of the St. Louis Rams. The seemingly generic opening line was quickly met by words of weight and the kind of storyline that reminds you that football is far more than a game. It’s a way of life. And a man lovingly known as "Papa Joe" lives the life to prove it.

"Too Little, Too Late" Argument is Bogus |  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a man of immense wealth and a surplus of opinions, set off another round of sirens to alarm tormented Rams fans.

San Diego Mayor Promises Stadium Plans This Fall |  Pro Football Talk

Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s move to build a stadium in Los Angeles reverberated well beyond St. Louis.

LA Stadium Project Moving Forward With Consultant |  USA Today

St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke still has many hurdles to scale before his new stadium proposal in Los Angeles ever breaks ground – if it ever does.

St. Louis Stadium Plan Likely Requires Public Approval |  USA Today

A proposed open-air football stadium that backers hope will persuade St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke to keep the team from returning to Los Angeles will likely require voter approval of its public financing component.

2015 NFL Mock Draft:  A New No. 1 |  CBS Sports

CBS Sports draft analysts Dane Brugler and Rob Rang updated their 2015 NFL mock draft’s on Wednesday.  Rang’s got a new No. 1 overall pick atop his draft.  Who do the Rams take at 10?