St. Louis gets their Ram: Az-Zahir Hakim to be WR coach

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Shooter McGav1n
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Re: St. Louis gets their Ram: Az-Zahir Hakim to be WR coach

Post by Shooter McGav1n » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm

steinerfhc wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Hayes put together a very solid group around him overall.
I agree. Meacham, Long and Hakim have all been involved with some potent offenses over the years, it will be interesting to see what they come up with when they put their heads together. Tim Lewis will also be a big help to DC Jay Hayes.

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Re: St. Louis gets their Ram: Az-Zahir Hakim to be WR coach

Post by MikeMitchell » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:07 pm

Shooter McGav1n wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:53 pm
steinerfhc wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Hayes put together a very solid group around him overall.
I agree. Meacham, Long and Hakim have all been involved with some potent offenses over the years, it will be interesting to see what they come up with when they put their heads together. Tim Lewis will also be a big help to DC Jay Hayes.
As you and others have mentioned as well. Hayes has a bit of that Bob Stoops influence on his staff. From having Long on the staff to employing an OC that has an Air Raid background. Meacham worked under Stoops buddy Gary Patterson. Stoops has always been a fan of that offensive system.

I don't want to word this incorrectly but Bob Stoops helped Hayes get a head coaching job in the XFL. There's no doubt that Stoops recommended Hayes to the league's football ops department. (Luck/Whaley). I know that Jim Haslett was in consideration for the job initially but both parties decided to go in a different direction. Stoops certainly pushed for his buddy Hayes to get a shot.

What's impressive about Hayes staff is the diversity of it. He has people on his staff that he worked with in the pros, but he's also got a good mix of people that he hasn't worked with in the front office and on the coaching staff. This is Jonathan's first go around as someone being in charge of an entire team. It's not an easy task. When you have never been a head coach before, to convince people to buy in and join your staff.

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Re: St. Louis gets their Ram: Az-Zahir Hakim to be WR coach

Post by GDAWG » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Hopefully the team names some of Hakim's former teammates as Team Ambassadors.

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Re: St. Louis gets their Ram: Az-Zahir Hakim to be WR coach

Post by XFLInSTL » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 pm

steinerfhc wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Hayes put together a very solid group around him overall.
I agree. There are only a couple of guys I'm lacking confidence in, unfortunately those coaches are the Hayes brothers. I would have liked to see a HC hire with a stronger resume.
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Re: St. Louis gets their Ram: Az-Zahir Hakim to be WR coach

Post by steinerfhc » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:08 pm

XFLInSTL wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:16 pm
steinerfhc wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:02 pm
Hayes put together a very solid group around him overall.
I agree. There are only a couple of guys I'm lacking confidence in, unfortunately those coaches are the Hayes brothers. I would have liked to see a HC hire with a stronger resume.
I did too but it is what it is at this point and the staff around him looks strong.

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