Reader Scott W in Madison, WI heard on the radio that this was the case and PFT is also posting this. Interesting development. I’ve never thought Shottenheimer was anything special and the rest of the coaches, not sure, frankly don’t know much about them (though they certainly weren’t successful this year). But Lionel Washington is one coach I’m a bit surprised to hear was let go (if this is true). Historically, the DBs have really enjoyed working with Washington and I read somewhere, several years ago that he was a very good coach.
My question now (if this is true) is: if Moss doesn’t get the Ram’s job offer and does indeed return to the team, will he be named D-Coordinator? Not sure how I’d feel about that because he’s not only a huge Brady Poppinga fan, but he also was the coach of a very poor performing unit…the LBs. At the same time though, when asked what he thinks of the present scheme at a recent press conference, he indicated that he prefers to tailor a defensive scheme to the strengths of the players he has, which made it seem like he’d be open to changing the scheme up some, which is something I think needs to happen (unless Jim Bates comes back to run it correctly).
UPDATE: ESPN and other sources now confirming this is true.