Despite the fact that we are only two weeks in to the NFL season, grumblings are beginning to surface regarding St Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo‘s future with the team.
The Rams are off to an 0-2 start this season but it’s not the teams record as much as it’s the losses to poor teams that have people in St Louis concerned about the state of the franchise. No one expected Spagnuolo to come in and get the Rams to the playoffs within his first two seasons but the Rams are 1 and 17 dating back to last season.
Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch points to the teams lack of adjustments at half time as one of the main reasons that the Rams have struggled during Spagnuolo’s tenure with the team. In fact, the Rams have been outscored 103 – 28 in the third quarter of games that Spagnuolo has coached.
The most troubling thing about the Rams performance is that they have been in winnable games to start the season but seem to lose because of mental mistakes and poor play. Spagnuolo was brought in because of the defensive expertise that he showed during his time with the New York Giants. The teams current group resembles very little of the Giants tough defense that kept them competitive for years while in a tough division.
There is still plenty of time for Spagnuolo to make the necessary adjusts to right the ship but if the team continues to under perform and look like a poorly coached group, Spagnuolo could be out of a job by years end.