Rams Notes: Los Angeles, Hackett, OC

The perception that St. Louis has failed to adequately support the Rams is getting on the nerves of the Post-Dispatch’s Bernie Miklasz. Some have been critical of the city waiting too long to conceive plans for a new stadium. That’s a ludicrous thing to say, in Miklasz’s view, and doubly ludicrous when you consider Los Angeles, a city that has stalled on the issue for decades. Here’s more on the Rams..

  • Former Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett interviewed for the Rams’ offensive coordinator opening yesterday, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). Hackett interviewed for the Jaguars‘ OC opening earlier this winter and was considered a top candidate.
  • The Rams’ offensive coordinator search continues to drag on as several names initially linked to the Rams have accepted NFL offensive coordinator jobs elsewhere, Miklasz writes. That list includes Kyle Shanahan (new OC with Falcons), Greg Roman (new OC with Bills), and Adam Gase (new OC with Bears). Even with attractive coordinator candidates landing in other places, it doesn’t necessarily mean that Fisher is getting shut out or will fail in his bid to hire someone he covets. At the same time, there are factors that have made the Rams’ opening less attractive than others, and Miklasz lays them out.
  • While the Rams will continue to look outside, they feel they have a pair of strong in-house candidates in tight ends coach Rob Boras and quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch writes.
  • More from Thomas, who looks at Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion as a possibility for the Rams.
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