After the Rams returned to LA, it was extremely unlikely that they would retain their St. Louis-based broadcast team of Steve Savard (play by play) and former LA/St. Louis Ram D’Marco Farr (analysis). This mean that the Rams would be shopping for a new gameday broadcast crew.
Per a Barrett Sports Media report, the Rams’ LA-based broadcast team will at least include NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano:
According to sources, Andrew Siciliano will soon be named the play by play radio voice of the Los Angeles Rams. Siciliano has done an excellent job on the Red Zone Channel and NFL Network and has prior radio experience in Los Angeles working for FOX Sports Radio and ESPNLA 710. He also worked as a sports radio reporter earlier in his career in Chicago. His ascension to the play by play position with the Rams has been expected for quite some time. The team utilized him to call pre-season games on television in St. Louis during the past few seasons.
One person who isn’t expected to be part of the Rams radio broadcast team is Eric Dickerson. The Los Angeles Rams legend was the odds on favorite to be named the team’s radio analyst and talks with the team did take place, but the Hall of Fame running back is planning to explore a different role instead. Multiple sources say Dickerson will join AM 570 LA Sports as a contributor for the 2016 NFL season. Details about his role remain unclear. With Dickerson out of the picture, the names Jim Everett, Jerome Bettis, and Maurice Jones-Drew have been mentioned as possible options in the analyst role.
The Rams have not yet made an official announcement. There had been rumors about Dickerson joining the broadcast team, but it appears those were unsubstantiated.
Siciliano is already very familiar with the Rams, having called their preseason games for five years in a row with Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and (future Hall of Famer) Torry Holt on analysis.
But, it appears Siciliano would need to renege his responsibilities at NFL Network to take over LA’s PBP. He is the host for NFL Total Access as well as DirecTV’s Red Zone channel, and to continue would be a conflict of interest for the NFL.
Who would you like to be Siciliano’s color guy? Stay tuned for additional developments on the Rams’ gameday broadcasting.