The news came out this morning that defensive coordinator Ray Horton is interviewing with the Rams today for their head coaching vacancy. It just goes to show how much success can catch people’s attention. Horton’s defense did the job the second half of the season for sure. But he is a far cry from walking out the door. Jeff Fisher is and has been in the mix as Rams’ coach, and as recently as Thursday night, ESPN’s John Clayton was saying he thought Fisher would indeed end up with the Rams. The Rams had not yet interviewed a minority candidate — they reportedly had been interested in Miami’s Todd Bowles (who, ironically, also interviewed for the Cards’ DC job Horton eventually got) but he has not been interviewed.
So it’s possible Horton is just there to fulfill that requirement, although Horton, even if that is the case, gets something out of it too: The experience of going through a head coaching interview. I have no doubt Horton would like to be a head coach some day. If he stays in Arizona and his defenses keep playing like this, he’s going to get more interviews sooner rather than later.
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