Now that the Jeff Fisher era has ended in Los Angeles, the Rams are looking to poach a head coach from one of their division rivals.
According to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, one major name that the Rams are looking at is Seattle Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll. Sources told Robinson that Rams owner Stan Kroenke and VP Kevin Demoff have huge respect for Carroll.
"Pete makes sense in a lot of ways," a source said. "There is already a defensive core in place for him to work with. He has deep coaching ties across (the NFL) and knows how to build an offensive staff that can bring along (Jared Goff). … He's a California guy at heart and has a track record there with the L.A. fan base (from his time at USC). He’s also a great, great coach."
While the prospect of having Carroll as their coach is definitely intriguing, the Rams may have a ton of difficulty prying Carroll away from the Seahawks. Carroll is under contract wit the Seahawks until 2019, meaning the Rams would have to send the Seahawks enormous financial and draft pick compensation if they hope t acquire him.
There has been no indiction that Carroll would be interested in the job.
This latest development has huge ramifications for the Seahawks, as Carroll may decide to capitalize on this news to try to squeeze more money out of his current team.
Source: Yahoo Sports · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press