Jeff Fisher and his dream cast of assistants are finally assembled in full with the St. Louis Rams now that Brian Schottenheimer and Gregg Williams are in house as offensive and defensive coordinators respectively. These three are the figures that most will focus on when it comes to the success of the Rams in 2012, but another key piece was added shortly after these hires were made official.
Dave McGinnis worked with Fisher during his time with the Tennessee Titans and has a long coaching history under his belt. McGinnis will now be with Fisher once again assuming the role of assistant head coach and his near quarter century coaching pedigree provides a young Rams team with plenty of leadership from the top down.
Now that the dream staff is finally ready to go, the Rams have three members of their coaching collection with head coaching experience in the past. Obviously Fisher brings his know-how with his from Tennessee, but Williams was in charge with the Buffalo Bills from 2001 to 2003 while McGinnis also had a stint as a head coach with the Arizona Cardinals from 2000 to 2003. This collective familiarity with the intricacies of the NFL will no doubt be quite useful in the rebuilding process.
The final task remaining for Fisher and company is to find a general manager that can assist with the task of creating a competitive roster for the upcoming year and seasons to come. The second overall selection in April’s NFL Draft will no doubt make that undertaking a much more attractive gig with plenty of flexibility given the league’s new salary structure for incoming rookies. There is still a great deal of work left to be done in order to get the Rams back to a competitive level, but they now have the pieces in place to get everyone on the same page.