In recent weeks there has been speculation that Jon Gruden will think about being the Los Angeles Rams, but Gruden has wiped all thoughts of coaching a team for now. Here is an excerpt from his recent interview on ESPNRadio’s “Mike & Mike” podcast:
“You know Mike, I love football. I’ve said that a million times,” Gruden said, via ESPN. “And I just want to say that I’m very happy doing what I’m doing. My full attention is on the Cowboys-Lions game, I cannot wait for our final Monday Night game. There’s a lot of chips on the table. But right now, I have no intention of coaching. I really enjoy what I’m doing and I feel like I’m really close to the fire. I’m getting plenty of satisfaction out of doing what I’m doing.”
Gruden is an experienced coach that led the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their first Super Bowl in 2003 after the Oakland Raiders let him go. The Rams recently fired Jeff Fisher and the franchise is looking for a coach to fill in the position. The Rams are 4-10 and desperately needs a coach to turn the organization around. The Rams are looking at a few coaches and Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is also one of them.
Shanahan has plenty of experience with being an offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans, Cleveland Browns, and Washington Redskins. He has the aggressiveness that the Rams may need in order to be successful. He was successful with getting the players on board. The Rams right now need to establish their identity and rebuild their organization.
Former NFL head coach Mike Shanahan sounds like he’d be open to taking an advisory role if his son, Kyle, gets the head coaching gig with the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams just need a coach who will impact them on and off the field.
While Gruden is happy where he is at. The Rams have to look elsewhere to find a coach that can get them in the right direction.