On Monday, Steve Wyche of NFL Network broke the news that Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant has accepted the offer to be the Detroit Lions’ new secondary coach and passing game coordinator.
Pleasant joined the staff back in 2017 alongside Sean McVay and has coached the corners for all four years in Los Angeles. Due to his new role in Detroit being considered a promotion, McVay was unable to block Pleasant from interviewing, similar to what he did regarding Kevin O’Connell and the Chargers.
Former @RamsNFL CB Coach Aubrey Pleasant has accepted the job with the @Lions as their secondary coach/passing game coordinator. Huge get for Detroit, tough loss for the Rams— Steve Wyche (@wyche89) January 26, 2021
It’s another notable loss for the Rams coaching staff, but I have faith in McVay to find the right people to fill their latest vacancies in 2021.
Now for today’s links.
Seven Rams that could be playing elsewhere in 2021 (Ramblin’ Fan)
Lions are hiring Aubrey Pleasant as their new secondary coach (The Rams Wire)
Rams players continue to receive postseason accolades (TheRams.com)
Rams sign Devlin Hodges and Jake Gervase to reserve/future contracts (TheRams.com)
Mel Kiper’s first 2021 mock draft (ESPN)
Five early Super Bowl predictions (CBS Sports)
Lamar Jackson will look for new deal this offseason (ESPN)
Aaron Rodgers wants a new contract (Bleacher Report)
Chris Roling discusses the prospects most likely to be busts at the next level (Bleacher Report)
Washington hired the first full-time Black female assistant coach (NFL.com)