When Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Sean McVay’s coaching tree expanded with the Cincinnati Bengals having hired Zac Taylor to be their new head coach, the Rams were forced to adjust their offensive coaching staff.
As Taylor was the quarterbacks coach, McVay needed to tab someone to take that role. Somewhat surprisingly, he already had the candidate in house: Tight Ends Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Co-Offensive Coordinator Shane Waldron.
The Rams are indeed moving some staff around. With Wes Phillips aboard as TEs coach, sources say passing-game coordinator Shane Waldron, who was TEs coach, will become QBs coach. And plan is to hire an assistant QBs coach to work with Waldron.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 13, 2019
Just to be clear, too, Waldron will remain PGC. McVay is just moving his position of focus, which makes sense given his role. https://t.co/7dXLIvBG0Y— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 13, 2019
One other Rams staff change on offense: Senior offensive assistant Jedd Fisch is being promoted to assistant coordinator/offense, source said.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 13, 2019
So with Waldron moving over to become QB Jared Goff ’s fourth QB coach in four years, the tight end coach position was vacated which prompted the hiring of Wes Phillips, the son of Rams Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, as the tight ends coach.
As to Fisch’s role, we’ll have to see if the actual responsibilities he is inheriting get spelled out. Fisch was hired last January for a role that seemingly was largely about in-game clock management. Perhaps this promotion will allow him greater input on the offensive staff.
We’ll have to see if this is the last move for the coaching staff for the 2019 season or if there’s more shuffling left to do.