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‘Shakeup’ to Rams coaching staff likely coming in offseason

Wade Phillips, Sean McVay

For the first time in the Sean McVay era, the Los Angeles Rams are out of the playoffs. With that, the third-year head coach isn’t expected to be complacent, as there are expected coaching changes to come aboard in the City of Angels in the offseason.

According to Mike Silver of NFL.com, the Rams could move on from well-respected defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. They could also make declining running back Todd Gurley a cap casualty as they attempt to wade out who they want to build their roster around.

Per Silver:

“Multiple sources expect there to be a shakeup on McVay’s coaching staff, perhaps including veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. There could also be significant turnover in the personnel department. As for the roster, Gurley’s high salary and declining production may make him a cap casualty, and other key players could be traded or released as the organization builds around Goff on offense and star defensive tackle Aaron Donald on defense.”

Though one of the NFL’s most tenured and respect coordinators, Phillips could be a natural departure in the offseason. His defense didn’t live up to expectations, considering he has all-world talents on board in Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey and a star-studded supporting cast in Clay Matthews, Eric Weddle, Dante Fowler and Cory Littleton.

The Rams are allowing 336.1 yards per game, 12th in the NFL.

Under McVay, Los Angeles has not been a team to avoid the busy offseason. Don’t expect that to change anytime soon, especially considering their downfall from a Super Bowl team to out of the postseason entirely.