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Was Jim Haslett All The Rams Needed?

In the past two weeks St. Louis has gone from the NFL's worst team to the league's giant killer. How much of the transformation is a result of changing coaches?

Posted by Emil Steiner on October 20, 2008 10:40 AM
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Brian: From my point of view the biggest difference I could see in the Rams from the time Linehan got fired to the time they played the Redskins wa...

Kenny: One single switch in coaching staff is hardly going to change a team around. It is all part of a bigger tapestry of change. Most importantly...

strom: what are the players saying?...

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Reality Check :

Let's not go anointing the Rams king of the NFL quite yet. They caught the Redskins slipping and the Cowboys without Romo. The Rams are not a playoff team and Haslett only knows how to coach defense. Without Jackson they are the worst team in football.

James :

Is it Haslett or Linehan being gone that changed the Rams. Sometimes mentally you just need a switch and maybe getting rid of a losing coach was what they needed.

Paul, NJ :

Way way too early to call the Rams a great team but they have proven that they are not the worst team in football. The coach has to be given credit for that. The players are all the same so what else can you attribute this change to? I disagree with changing coaches mid season but this is a case where it worked.

Brian :

From my point of view the biggest difference I could see in the Rams from the time Linehan got fired to the time they played the Redskins was the defense. Does Haslett still call the defenive plays?

Kenny :

One single switch in coaching staff is hardly going to change a team around. It is all part of a bigger tapestry of change. Most importantly the Rams beat the Redskins and the Cowboys at their worst.

The first was a fluke win, the second was not. The offense started hitting its groove. They had week 4 off and the rest helped. Then the coaching change impacted the team's mentality. The extent of that change was minimal though compared to the offensive adjustments.

Overall these things just happen sometimes. If they keep winning I think you can give Haslett some more credit. Until then it's just two games and only one good one.

strom :

what are the players saying?

 
 
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