After a 2-14 season — tied for the NFL’s worst record – St. Louis ownership had seen about enough of the Steve Spagnuolo era of Rams football, firing “Spags” and Gm Billy Devaney, as well as most of his coaching staff.
The Rams then turned to former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to help revitalize the struggling franchise, and in turn he hired former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to lead his defense.
And the offense? That would be turned over former Jets OC Brian Schottenheimer, the man that was run out of the “Big Apple” for his perceived inability to lead the Jets offense to any real points the last few seasons.
But until now, the Rams had still not hired a new general manager to replace Devaney.
Les Snead, the Atlanta Falcons former director of player personnel, was given the job Saturday according to several league sources.
Snead spent thirteen seasons with the Falcons in numerous roles as he worked his way up the ladder all the way from a simple scout.
Prior to his time with the Falcons, Snead spent 1995 to 1997 in the Jacksonville Jaguars pro scouting department.