When Jeff Fisher was fired, there was an instant surge of rumors swirling around the biggest names. Jon Gruden, Josh McDaniels, and Jim Harbaugh were frequently tied to the Los Angeles Rams head coaching gig.
Since that frenzy though, there has been a lull in news related to the Rams coaching search. But even in the wee hours of New Years Eve, Schefty is working that Twitter...
Rams, Jags and Bills all expected to interview Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin for their head coaching job, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 1, 2017
This goes along with what Schefter wrote on Christmas eve about the Rams focusing on candidates with lower profiles. The interesting bit here is that Goodwin is likely to be sought after by more than one team.
A quick google search on Goodwin shows that he made his name as an offensive line coach (1998-2012). He worked his way up the coaching ranks by filling that coaching position with: Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Indianapolis Colts. In 2013 he was hired as the Arizona Cardinals Offensive Coordinator.
Given the Rams struggles along the offensive line, Goodwin would be a good fit to try and salvage Greg Robinson and the other young Rams offensive lineman.
Save for 2014 (when Carson Palmer was out most of the season) the Cardinals offense has been 8th, 1st, and 12th in YPG and 11th, 2nd, and 16th in PPG. Point is, the dude knows how to scheme a competent NFL offense.
The bonus for Rams fans is that they will get to see Goodwin’s offense in action today when the Rams host the Cardinals.