Per NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo, the Miami Dolphins have denied their OL Coach Chris Foerster the opportunity to interview with the Los Angeles Rams for their offensive coordinator vacancy:
Dolphins blocked OL coach Chris Foerster from interviewing for Rams OC job, source said. Worked with Sean McVay in Washington.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 13, 2017
As Garofolo alluded to, Foerster and newly hired Rams Head Coach Sean McVay were on staff together with the Washington Football Team from 2010-2014. Foerster spent all five years as the OL coach with Washington; McVay went from assistant tight ends coach to tight ends coach to offensive coordinator in 2014 before Foerster went to the San Francisco 49ers.
With rumors swirling that McVay and the Rams are trying to poach Washington TE Coach Wes Phillips, the son of longtime NFL coach Wade Phillips who has agreed to become the Rams’ next defensive coordinator, you can see shades of McVay’s interest in bringing in coaches he’s worked with in the past or as ESPN’s Jason Reid termed it, “loyalty”:
The thing about McVay is that he's fiercely loyal to the people for whom he works. He learned that from his grandfather.— Jason Reid (@JReidESPN) January 12, 2017
As it stands, McVay won’t be allowed to bring on a former colleague in Foerster. For now...