Rams will not hire a quarterbacks coach

It’s not a product of the lockout that will prevent the St. Louis Rams from hiring a quarterbacks coach. They simply want Sam Bradford to get everything straight from the mouth of new offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo told Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the team does not have plans to hire a quarterbacks coach.

It’s not unusual in the NFL although most teams have one. A lot of times, veteran offensive coordinators will rely on their quarterbacks coach to be a quality control coach of sorts, handling work with the computer programs and breakdowns.

“We're going to head that way, at least this year,” Spagnuolo said. “And I think it's a good thing. Josh has done it that way before. I think it's terrific that Sam will get the direct how-to-do-it, everything Josh is thinking.

"Now, you can put a quarterback coach in there and it works fine, but for the first year of absorbing it...I feel real comfortable because Josh has done it this way. Josh is really efficient with his time and his work. And when they finally get together, I just think it'll be good."

Of course, McDaniels can’t talk to his pupil right now because the NFL is in the midst of a lockout.

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