Around the NFC West: Haslett weighs options

January, 13, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says interim Rams coach Jim Haslett is interviewing with the Packers for a possible job as defensive coordinator. If the Rams thought Haslett were the right guy, they presumably would have moved decisively to hire him. They did not do that. The more time passes, the more Haslett needs to consider other options.

Also from Thomas: Rams general manager Billy Devaney says Haslett remains a candidate to coach the Rams.

More from Thomas: Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo might be the favorite to coach the Rams, but Devaney has kept his feelings to himself.

Jeff Gordon of stltoday.com thinks Rex Ryan might be the best candidate to coach the Rams.

Jeff Legwold of the Rocky Mountain News says the Broncos made official Mike Nolan's hiring as defensive coordinator. Nolan experienced one of his most significant victories as the 49ers' head coach when San Francisco upset the Broncos to end the 2006 regular season.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee says the 49ers are cautioning against reading too much into their interview with Browns quarterbacks coach Rip Scherer. Scherer coached with Rob Chudzinski in Cleveland, and Chudzinski recently interviewed as a candidate to become the 49ers' offensive coordinator.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals were wise to resist trade offers for Anquan Boldin, including one from the Eagles.

Also from Somers: Kurt Warner's stats have suffered against the Eagles. So has his win-loss record.

Darren Urban of azcardinals.com says the Cardinals found motivation in their 47-7 defeat to the Patriots, a low point in the season.

Also from Urban: Warner's struggles against the Eagles have come on the road.

Scott Bordow of the East Valley Tribune says Cardinals owner Bill Bidwill is handling success the same way he handled failure -- privately.

Also from Bordow: Tickets to the Cardinals' 1975 playoff game could be had for $7.

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune provides a transcript for Jim Mora's first news conference as Seahawks coach.

Also from Williams: Mora made a favorable impression.

Clare Farnsworth of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says Seahawks linebacker Julian Peterson is headed back to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Derrick Brooks.

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