Los Angeles Rams: Shane Waldron joins Seahawks as offensive coordinator

by Blaine Grisak
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Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay’s staff keeps getting poached from. The latest? Passing game coordinator Shane Waldron will head to none other than the Seattle Seahawks to replace Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive coordinator. Waldron is another coach that had been with the Rams since McVay’s arrival, starting as the tight ends coach and moving to quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

As Schefter mentions, this is now the fourth coach that the Rams have lost this offseason. Brandon Staley left to be the Chargers head coach and Joe Barry followed him. Aubrey Pleasant recently left to be the secondary coach for the Detroit Lions.

Those losses don’t even count the team replacing John Bonamego as special teams coordinator.

McVay’s coaching staff has been poached from significantly and has ever since McVay took over for the Rams. In his first season he lost offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and then in 2018 Zac Taylor left to be the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. McVay has developed quite the coaching tree.

While fans may see the Rams as losing coaches as a negative, this is actually not a bad thing from the team’s perspective. This makes the Rams an attractive destination for potential replacement coaches. The goal in the NFL is to be able to work your way up through the ranks. Well, since McVay’s arrival, coaching for the Rams has been the inside track to promotion.

LaFleur went from quarterbacks coach to head coach in two seasons. Zac Taylor spent one year as the Rams quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator before being hired as the head coach for the Bengals. Brandon Staley spent one year as a coordinator before becoming a head coach as well. That’s attractive for potential coaches.

The Rams have some replenishing to do on their staff, but this seems to be a spot where McVay excels.

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