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08:04 AM ET 03.25 | Sam Bradford is working out on his own in Oklahoma during the lockout, and when he returns to the Rams, he'll remain somewhat on his own. Coach Steve Spagnuolo confirmed what had become increasingly obviously with each passing week during the offseason. Namely, that the St. Louis Rams will not hire a quarterbacks coach. Which means Josh McDaniels will serve the dual role of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Rams in 2011. "I think that's a safe statement," Spagnuolo said. "We're going to head that way, at least this year. And I think it's a good thing. Josh has done it that way before." ... Spagnuolo has a defensive background, so to a large degree Bradford will have only one voice in his ear in McDaniels. "The first time I got with (Sam). I said, 'You're lucky Sam. You don't have to worry about the head coach knowing anything about the quarterback,'" Spagnuolo joked.

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March 25, 2011  08:06 AM ET

MCD as QB coach a O Coordinator should work just fine for Bradford.

March 25, 2011  08:15 AM ET

Good to see him stick to what he's good at.

March 25, 2011  08:15 AM ET

How many teams have QB coaches with no other significant duties?

March 25, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

MCD as QB coach a O Coordinator should work just fine for Bradford.

That is one area he has proved he can do well. HC...NOT!

March 25, 2011  08:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

That is one area he has proved he can do well. HC...NOT!

This is true, teams would be wise to stay away from him when looking for HC candidates.

March 25, 2011  08:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This is true, teams would be wise to stay away from him when looking for HC candidates.

but you know they won't. someone will circle back around and tap him.

March 25, 2011  08:21 AM ET

They can't give him one...

March 25, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

but you know they won't. someone will circle back around and tap him.

This is also true.

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March 25, 2011  08:44 AM ET

What an odd headline. Makes it sound like the Rams are refusing a request from Bradford. This is actually a good news story. The move will maximize the values of both McD and Bradford for the Rams.

March 25, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

How many teams have QB coaches with no other significant duties?

Quite a few really. Chris Palmer, now the OC for the Titans was a QB coach only for a few teams. Did great.

March 25, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

MCD as QB coach a O Coordinator should work just fine for Bradford.

As I recall, you were not fond of JMD as head coach

March 25, 2011  09:15 AM ET
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As I recall, you were not fond of JMD as head coach

No, I was not, which is why I am glad to see him in a lesser capacity.

March 25, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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but you know they won't. someone will circle back around and tap him.

As I pointed out on the Kolb thread, you can't fix stupid.

March 25, 2011  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

but you know they won't. someone will circle back around and tap him.

Down the road, McD could be a great head coach. Denver put him in that position too early in his career, and then let him operate as both the GM and the HC. He was a disaster, and it might take years for Denver to recover, but the Broncos really need to shoulder a lot of the blame for that.

March 25, 2011  09:57 AM ET
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Down the road, McD could be a great head coach. Denver put him in that position too early in his career, and then let him operate as both the GM and the HC. He was a disaster, and it might take years for Denver to recover, but the Broncos really need to shoulder a lot of the blame for that.

Yes they do.

March 25, 2011  02:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Down the road, McD could be a great head coach. Denver put him in that position too early in his career, and then let him operate as both the GM and the HC. He was a disaster, and it might take years for Denver to recover, but the Broncos really need to shoulder a lot of the blame for that.

Belichick was awful in cleveland his first job. He got another chance, learned from his mistakes and the rest is history.
It is not like Shanahan was doing great there his last three years.

March 25, 2011  04:10 PM ET
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Belichick was awful in cleveland his first job. He got another chance, learned from his mistakes and the rest is history.It is not like Shanahan was doing great there his last three years.

bilicheat didnt have that o line or brady in cleveland,besides,what coach doesnt tank in cleveland.more to do with personall than coaching.

March 25, 2011  04:41 PM ET
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but you know they won't. someone will circle back around and tap him.

Bill Bidwell, Mike Brown, Al Davis...

 
March 26, 2011  12:50 PM ET

mcdaniels qualifies as one

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