Rams add Jake Peetz to new coaching staff

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The Los Angeles Rams wasted no time in revamping their coaching staff after their Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals. They are expected to hire Liam Coen as their next offensive coordinator, and the Rams are also adding LSU’s Jake Peetz to Sean McVay’s coaching staff.

Coen replaces Kevin O’Connell, who left to become the Minnesota Vikings’ next head coach. O’Connell also poached Wes Phillips — the Rams’ tight ends coach — to be his offensive coordinator in Minnesota, leaving Los Angels with another void in their coaching staff.

In addition to bringing Coen back, the Rams are also bringing back Greg Olson, while giving Thomas Brown more responsibility with the offense. It remains to be seen what Peetz’s role will be with the team, but he has gained experience in several areas throughout his coaching career.

As NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport pointed out, Peetz has previous experience with McVay. The two spent time together in 2014 on Washington Commanders when McVay was the offensive coordinator and Peetz was an offensive quality control coach.

Since McVay and Peetz’s previous stint together, Peetz has spent time with the Las Vegas Raiders, Alabama, Carolina Panthers and LSU. In total, he’s been a running backs coach, a quarterbacks coach, and last year he was LSU’s offensive coordinator.

Again, it’s unclear what Peetz’s role will be with the Rams as McVay continues to reshape his coaching staff for next season. Amid the musical chairs unfolding in Los Angeles, it’s obvious McVay wants to round out his coaching staff with some familiar faces.

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