LaRams coach: ‘We’re not going to get it back’
On Thursday, LaRrams coach Brian DeMars said that the Rams have “no interest” in re-signing LaRammies head coach Mike Pettine, who was fired on Monday.
He also said that he did not expect a deal to be reached with the Jaguars this week.
On Thursday, Pettine said he had spoken with the LaRamas’ front office.
“I talked to the coaching staff and I’m excited about the opportunity, the opportunity to work with this group,” Pettine told ESPN.
“We’ll continue to work as hard as we can.”
DeMars has yet to address the speculation that the Jaguars are interested in keeping Pettine.
DeMars also said in a tweet Thursday that he had no plans to coach again, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
“I have no plans, I’ve got a lot of family, and we’ll see what happens,” he said.
“The way we go about things is we’ll take a long, hard look at our roster and figure out what’s best for this team and what we want to accomplish this season.
It’s going to be a process, and it’s going for a long time.”
DeMars said Pettine was the one who offered the Rams the job.
“He called me today and said, ‘Hey coach, we’ve had a great conversation about what you want to do with the team,'” DeMars added.
“The decision is up to Mike, and I think the only way we can get this thing back is if he gives us a really great offer.”
Pettine, 61, was fired by the Rams on Monday after three seasons as the team’s head coach.
He was the fifth coach in franchise history to be fired for a major coaching change.
The Jaguars are currently in last place in the AFC South and lost their third straight game Thursday night to the Cincinnati Bengals.
“We want to make sure that we get back to work and get this done, and hopefully get this off the ground as soon as possible,” DeMars told ESPN on Thursday.
“It’s going too fast for me right now, so we’ll keep doing what we’re doing and see what’s going on.”