Friday, January 14, 2011
Source: Josh McDaniels on Rams' radar
By Ed Werder
Former Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels traveled to St. Louis for a meeting Saturday with coach Steve Spagnuolo about the possibility of becoming the Rams' offensive coordinator, a league source confirmed to ESPN's Ed Werder.
While McDaniels has attracted interest from numerous teams, the Rams are his second interview. He previously met with the Minnesota Vikings, where offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is waiting for his future to be decided.
With Brett Favre retiring and Tarvaris Jackson Jackson scheduled for free agency, the Vikings will be looking for quarterbacks. Rookie Joe Webb is still on the roster.
The Rams job would seem more enticing with quarterback Sam Bradford having completed a successful rookie season after being the No. 1 overall pick in last year's draft.
The Rams' position became vacant when Pat Shurmur agreed to become the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
If the Rams hire McDaniels, Bradford would likely be changing offensive systems to the one McDaniels learned in New England.
Tom Brady and Matt Cassel had success in the system in New England, as did Kyle Orton in Denver.
Ed Werder covers the NFL for ESPN.