Rams Fire Head Coach and General Manager

6 years 11 months 1 week ago Monday, January 02 2012 Jan 2, 2012 Monday, January 02, 2012 10:03:00 AM CST January 02, 2012 in Football
By: Ashley Colley

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams, 2-14 on the season, fired head coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney Monday morning. Spagnuolo coached the Rams for the past three seasons after being named head coach on January 17, 2009. He was 10-38 with the team. Devaney was named general manager on Christmas Eve in 2008.

Rams owner Stanley Kroenke issued the following statement this morning:

"I would like to personally thank Steve and Billy for their dedication to the St. Louis Rams organization over the past several seasons. This was a difficult decision for many reasons. We have tremendous respect for Steve and Billy as people and football professionals. No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season and we all must hold ourselves accountable. However, we believe it's in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships. We wish Steve, Billy and their families the very best in the future and thank them again for their commitment to our organization and the city of St. Louis."

The search for a new head coach and general manager is already underway.

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