St. Louis Rams interview Mike Singletary

Minnesota Vikings assistant and former San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary was interviewed by the St. Louis Rams for their defensive coordinator vacancy that has still not been filled. The news comes to us from CBS college football reporter Jeremy Fowler.

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Singletary is the Vikings linebackers coach, and he has been instrumental in that role since being hired a couple of years ago. One of the greatest linebackers of all-time while with the Chicago Bears, Singletary is also a special assistant to former Bears teammate (CB) and Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. Singletary has been a valuable assistant for the Vikings with his expertise at the linebacker position and rapport with Frazier, so losing him to the Rams would undoubtedly be a blow.

Ever since former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator decided that he actually didn’t want to coach the Rams after all as a DC, it’s been a difficult search for the Rams organization to find a new defensive coordinator. We’ll see how things move forward between both parties, as Mike Singletary is a good enough coach to qualify for a defensive coordinator gig. He isn’t the best head coach out there, but he knows a ton about the defensive side of the ball as one of the premier defensive players to ever play the game.

Former Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator and Buffalo Bills head coach Dick Jauron is also on the Rams radar, and there isn’t much for Jeff Fisher to choose from. I bet he has more than just two candidates, but the list of available, quality DCs is not a large one.

You can follow Joe Soriano on Twitter @SorianoJoe.


Topics: Dick Jauron, Mike Singletary, Minnesota Vikings, Rob Ryan, St. Louis Rams

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