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So Much For Moss As Defensive Coordinator

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So Much For Moss As Defensive Coordinator

If there is even a kernel of truth to the following passage regarding Winston Moss discussing how he would coach when he interviewed with the St. Louis Rams, Winston Moss will not be coming within 100 miles of the defensive coordinator job in Green Bay (emphasis mine):

Last weekend, the 43-year-old Moss, who has been an NFL position coach for 10 years, interviewed with Rams general manager Billy Devaney in St. Louis.

"I talked to the people at the Rams," the NFL club source said. "Even Winston admitted he wasn't ready to be a head coach. They started asking him questions about defense and he wasn't very good with it. He said, 'I think I'd just hire coordinators. I'd be the motivator.' "

Now, I realize we're dealing with that old bugaboo, anonymous sources, but if this is even tangentially true, Moss should absolutely, one hundred percent NOT be the choice for the coordinator job with the Packers. I mean, is he serious? You have your first ever head coaching interview and you don't come in with a meticulous plan on what you plan to do on both sides of the ball? Especially the defensive side, which is supposed to be your specialty? What's even scarier about the above is that McCarthy supposedly took time out of his schedule last week to help Moss prepare.


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Ron La Canne's picture

Wasn't very good at answering defensive questions? That can't be true, can it? After 10 years of coaching defensive positions he surely must have some opinions on defense. If not, .........?

packeraaron's picture

He was more than willing to offer his opinions on defense during the season. Perhaps he froze-up during the interview. (It does happen)

DaveK's picture

PFT is reporting that Moss is interviewing in Oakland today. I question his judgement for even considering that job!

IPBprez's picture

Repeat after me: Hi, my name is MIKE SHERMAN.

Remember, Sherman was a GREAT interview-ee

IPBprez's picture

Add comment to above -

Mike Sherman is not someone I loathe. He ended up, however, failing when we had the Gunslinger in his prime and can be looked at as having wasted the opportunity. His first few seasons, he set stats that very few in Green Bay will live up to, or ever did. Course, the argument could be made that he didn't create what he had to work with (sorta). Then, you get into discussions of whether Tony Dungy would have ever won in Tampa Bay, with the same team that Chucky won with (??) It gets messy after that....

I view Mike Sherman in much the same way. Remember those signs at Lambeau, after we lost bigtime on MNF - NO FANS EVER LEAVE EARLY AT LAMBEAU... remember that? Not to mention losing the Mystique.

Just wanted to clarify....

L.A.'s picture

Moss is starting to remind me of Sherm Lewis. Sometimes, you give a guy this "assistant coach" status or really pump them up, partially because you think he might be the real deal, and sometimes because you wouldn't mind if someone else would take him off your hands.

1. Williams
2. Nolan
3. Lewis
4. Moss

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