Biggs: Nolan Cromwell in mix to be Rams' WR coach

Sometimes it takes new coaches two years or more to get their staff just as they want it.

First-year coaches can be forced (or it can be suggested) to keep assistants when they take over teams, especially if they’re first-year head coaches. It’s impossible to say if that is the case in St. Louis with Steve Spagnuolo, but a year after taking the job he’s doing some work to overhaul his staff.

A former Rams great, Nolan Cromwell, is in consideration for the job of wide receivers coach, reports Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Cromwell has spoken to Spagnuolo about the job.

Cromwell was a four-time Pro Bowl safety for the Rams in 11 seasons from 1977 to 1987. He broke into the coaching ranks as a special teams coach for the Rams and Green bay Packers and then moved to Seattle with Mike Holmgren where he coached receivers. He served as the offensive coordinator for the last two seasons at Texas A&M working for another ex-Packers coach, Mike Sherman.

Isaac Bruce, who retired after last season with the San Francisco 49ers, has also shown interest in the position. The Rams must replace Charlie Baggett, who left last month to become the assistant head coach at the University of Tennessee.

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