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Rams to hire Mike LaFleur as offensive coordinator

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Rams are in the process of hiring former New York Jets offensive coordinator Mike Ruffler, sources confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

The move, first reported by NFL Network, comes after Ruffler and the Jets split and Rams offensive coordinator Liam Cohen left Sean McVay’s staff to return to the Kentucky Wildcats to hold the same position. rice field.

During the 2022 season, the Rams offense consistently struggled to move the ball down the field, finishing last in the NFL in yards per game (280.5) and 27th in points per game (18.1). rice field.The unit was hit hard by injuries last season and lost a quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver cooper cup When Allen Robinson season-ending injury.

The Rams also started 12 different offensive line combinations in their first 12 games due to so many injuries on the offensive line.

LaFleur has spent the last two seasons with the Jets, leading the offense in 2022, ranking 29th in scoring and 25th in total yards, and 28th and 26th last season.

The Super Bowl LVI champions, who finished 5-12 last season, expect a healthy Stafford and Kupp to start OTAs in April.

Prior to joining the Jets, he served as passing game coordinator and wide receiver coach for the San Francisco 49ers from 2017-2020 under coach Kyle Shanahan.

Lafleur’s brother and Green Bay Packers coach Matt Lafleur served as the Rams’ offensive coordinator in 2017 under McVay.

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