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Report: Rams To Name Rob Boras Full Time Offensive Coordinator For 2016 (UPDATED)

The Rams are keeping the offensive head behind their final four games around for 2016 according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

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The St. Louis Rams fired their offensive coordinator, Frank Cignetti, Jr., on December 7. Replacing him was Rob Boras, the former tight end coach. Boras had been thought to initially be in the running for the offensive coordinator opening following Brian Schottenheimer's departure after the 2014 season. Cignetti was awarded the position back in February.

Today comes news that Boras, having held the OC spot for the Rams' final games, might be installed as the permanent offensive coordinator moving forward according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport:

The latter might help explain why the Rams interviewed Cleveland Browns OC John DeFilippo earlier this week after firing three offensive coaches to ring in the new year.

Of course, this isn't unusual. Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher's philosophies resonate throughout both sides of the ball, so there isn't going to be any huge change of scheme while he's overseeing things. Note that after Cignetti's hiring, both he and Fisher stressed continuity for the offense from 2014 to 2015. That was coming after 2014's Rams offense ranked 28th in yards and 21st in points. Within a year, they had traded QB Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles for Nick Foles and draft picks, benched Nick Foles for Case Keenum (who required a draft pick to bring back from Houston after cutting him outright in 2014) and riding the Cignetti/Boras 2015 offense to finish 32nd in yards and 29th in points.

Perhaps the silver lining here is that there's nowhere for this offense to go but up...unless that's not true either.

(UPDATED at 5:46pm ET)