Rams receive permission to speak with Saints offensive line whiz Kromer

Posted Jan. 11, 2012 @ 5:14 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

With former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher reportedly still undecided between St. Louis and Miami, the Rams continue their search for a new coach. According to FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer, they have received permission to interview Saints offensive line/running game coach Aaron Kromer.

Kromer helped develop multiple All-Pro linemen during his time with the Saints. In 2011, he helped guards Jahri Evans and Carl Nicks make the PFW All-NFC Team. Both Evans and Nicks will compete in the 2012 Pro Bowl, marking the duo's second consecutive appearances in the Pro Bowl.

Under Kromer, the Saints tied for fourth in the NFL with their 4.9 yards per carry average. His work with the line and running game also contributed to New Orleans leading the league with 467.1 yards of total offense per game. The Saints finished second, behind the Packers, with 34.2 points per game. Kromer's line surrendered 24 sacks in 2011, which tied for second in the league.

St. Louis could use his expertise after its line surrendered an NFL-worst 55 sacks in 2011. The Rams, who finished 32nd in points with 12.1 per game, have been linked with a number of offensive minds. They will interview Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski on Thursday, when they also will interview Broncos' defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. They already spoke with Cardinals' defensive coordinator Ray Horton, and reportedly requested permission to speak with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who has decided to stay in Cincinnati.