As expected, the St. Louis Rams fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney Monday morning. Spagnuolo was 10-38 in three seasons. Devaney was promoted to general manager three years ago.
“I would like to personally thank Steve and Billy for their dedication to the St. Louis Rams organization over the past several seasons,” Rams owner Stan Kroenke said in a statement. “This was a difficult decision for many reasons. We have tremendous respect for Steve and Billy as people and football professionals.”
The Rams lost 34-27 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday to finish the season 2-14, tied with the Indianapolis Colts for the worst record in the NFL.
Reports say Kroenke will go after former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher. Spagnuolo is rumored to be a potential candidate for Philadelphia or the New York Giants’ defensive coordinator position.
In a recent poll on Missourinet.com, our readers picked Spagnuolo to be the first of our head coaches to be fired gathering over 80% over the votes over former Chiefs coach Todd Haley. Haley was fired with three weeks remaining in the season.