Rams Get OK To Interview Texans’ Mike Vrabel

Could Mike Vrabel make the leap from linebackers coach to head coach? The Rams asked for – and received – permission to interview the Texans assistant, according to Albert Breer of The MMQB (on Twitter). The Rams plan to interview Vrabel after the Texans’ game against the Patriots this weekend. Mike Vrabel

Last year, the 49ers tried to bring Vrabel aboard as their defensive coordinator, but he turned the gig down. One year later, the hype around Vrabel is still strong, but it is surprising to hear him as (ostensibly) a head coaching consideration. With six years of coaching experience, but none as coordinator, it would be a remarkably bold move for Los Angeles to hire him for the lead role right now.

Vrabel appears to be a longshot for the Rams’ HC job, but with a strong interview it is possible that team brass could keep him in mind for the defensive coordinator role once a head coach is hired. Of course, he turned down a DC job in California one year ago and there’s no guarantee that he’s ready to leave the Texans now.

For a full rundown of every team’s coaching search, check out PFR’s 2017 Head Coaching Search Tracker.

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4 comments on “Rams Get OK To Interview Texans’ Mike Vrabel

  1. TJECK109

    He’s coaching defense on the top rated defense in the league. There is no where to go but down. Jump at the chance you earned but helping them get to this level.

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    • mcdusty31

      Yeah you would that he would be looking to advance his coaching career but at the same time he may really like where he’s at…we tend to forget at times that most of these guys have families and moving them all over the place sucks…I think he’ll make a solid DC and maybe even someday a HC but I’d be shocked if the Rams hire someone that isn’t a big name to get the fans pumped up

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  2. TJECK109

    If the rams were going to hire a big name I think it would have been done by now, unless they are praying for Saban.

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  3. Lenny Bruce

    I hear the Ryan brothers are lookin’ for work. Or was that a twerk?

    In any case, they’re lookin’.

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