Rams clean house

The St. Louis Rams didn’t take much time to make it official this morning as owner Stan Kroenke announced that general manager Billy Devany and coach Steve Spagnuolo have been fired.

The Rams bottomed out in a 2-14 season and it was considered inevitable Kroenke, who assumed full control of the franchise during the offseason, would clean house.

Both men were informed this morning of the decision, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I would like to personally thank Steve and Billy for their dedication to the St. Louis Rams organization over the past several seasons,” Kroenke said in a statement released by the team. “This was a difficult decision for many reasons. We have tremendous respect for Steve and Billy as people and football professionals.

"No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season and we all must hold ourselves accountable. However, we believe it’s in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships.

"We wish Steve, Billy and their families the very best in the future and thank them again for their commitment to our organization and the city of St. Louis."

The search is now on for replacements.

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