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Haslett for Linehan

Welcome back to the NFL head coaching ranks, Jim Haslett. Be sure to put yourself in a position where Steve Spurrier won’t be able to make fun of you anymore.

Haslett replaces Scott Linehan as the St Louis Rams head coach after Linehan was relieved of duty earlier this morning. Linehan’s firing comes after the Rams gave their third consecutive horrendous showing since opening the season with the Philadelphia beatdown. Not only are the Rams 0-4, they’ve looked like one of the worst NFL teams ever in the process.

The offense is so inept, the Rams have only managed 43 points the entire season. It should be noted the New York Jets scored 56 points in one game yesterday; meanwhile, the Rams are stuck on 43. In four games — essentially 10 points a game thus far, although, the Rams defense might even be worse its offense. On top of not being able to score, the Rams have allowed 147 points, by far the most in the NFL.

Furthermore, those 147 points are 30 more than the Denver Broncos, the second-worst defense in the NFL. No wonder Scott Linehan didn’t make it through the bye-week.

As for the newly-anointed Jim Haslett, he’ll be wearing the “interim” tag unless he can right this severely adrift ship. For his first order of business, Haslett reinstated Bulger as the starter, something Steven Jackson will undoubtedly support.

Unfortunately for Haslett, his road to travel isn’t very easy. After the bye-week, the Rams face Washington, Dallas and New England. Based on that, 0-7 looks like a strong possibility unless some major, major improvement happens these next two weeks. Maybe Haslett’s presence will energize this moribund franchise.