Former New Orleans Saints secondary coach to interview with St. Louis Rams

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Former New Orleans Saints secondary coach Dennis Allen (Source gridironfans.com)

According to St. Louis Rams beat writer Jim Thomas, the Rams are getting a back up plan ready for their head coaching search in case their first choice falls through.

The Rams are pulling out all the stops in search of a new head coach.  They have been heavily courting Jeff Fisher for the job and rolling out the red carpet as he’s set to choose between the Rams or the Miami Dolphins this week.  But, the Rams aren’t putting all their eggs in one basket.

It was reported by Rams beat writer Jim Thomas that they will also interview former New Orleans Saints secondary coach and current Denver Broncos Defensive Coordinator Dennis Allen. 

 Allen left the Saints last January shortly after the loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.   Since joining Denver the Broncos defense has seen new life, especially along the defensive line.

Allen’s tenure with the Saints began in 2006 and in 2009, combined with Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams, the once laughable Saints secondary became a force to be reckoned with. 

Tony Oden took over for Allen when he departed, and the secondary has struggled some, with the unit having it’s best night against the Detroit Lions last Saturday in the Wild Card Playoff game.  In that game CB Jabari Greer intercepted two passes, a common theme in 2009.

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