St. Louis – The St. Louis Ram’s sent out a statement courtesy of recently departed Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo to his former employer, players, and fans last night. His message is available below in it’s entirety.
I want to first thank every player and coach for their work ethic, character and loyalty throughout our three years together. I know each one of us firmly believes a solid foundation has been built and although not all of us will be here to experience it, this foundation will propel the team to great success in the near future.I also want to thank Chip Rosenbloom, Lucia Rodriguez and Stan Kroenke for their decision to bring me here three years ago. I truly appreciate the opportunity they gave me.I want to pass along deep gratitude toward every Rams employee for their ‘behind the scenes efforts and loyalty’ and for embracing Maria and I throughout our time here.I want to thank every Rams fan for their passionate support. I apologize for not bringing enough success for them to enjoy this past season. You deserve more!It has been a privilege and an honor to represent this franchise as its head coach and I wish nothing but success for the organization going forward. I will always pull for the Rams. Maria and I feel blessed to have been a part of this city and we’ll continue to have caring hearts for the people of St. Louis. God Bless.”
Steve Spagnuolo was released on what has become known as “Black Monday” around the NFL along with now former General Manager Billy Devaney Spagnuolo went 10-38 in three seasons during his tenure in the Gateway City including a 2-14 finish this year.
The Ram’s have already begun the process of compiling a list of possible replacements for the head coach position.