Los Angeles Rams Strengthen Coaching Staff With Offensive Assistant With Ties to Nick Caley

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The Los Angeles Rams added Jerry Schuplinski to their coaching staff as an offensive assistant per Ian Rapoport via twitter.com. Schuplinski most recently worked as the tight ends coach with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Schuplinski broke into coaching at the NFL level with the New England Patriots starting in 2013. He worked as an offensive assistant till 2015 and was then promoted to assistant quarterbacks coach until he moved on from the team in 2018. In that time he met current Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Nick Caley. Caley worked for the Patriots from 2015 to 2022 when he joined the Rams staff. Caley worked as the Patriots tight ends coach for much of that time.

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This signals a larger role for Caley in the Rams offense. Caley was a favorite to land the offensive coordinator position under new Pats head coach, Jerod Mayo. It was reported earlier by Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic that Sean McVay wanted to retain Caley and that he will take on ‘passing game coordinator duties’

Given Schuplinski’s experience coaching tight ends, it is likely that he will assist Caley in that regard. The Rams face an interesting situation at the position as Tyler Higbee is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in the NFC Wildcard game against the Lions. They also have sophomore Davis Allen on the roster who proved to be a quality pass catcher and excellent in pass blocking.

Per Ian Rapoport, Schuplinski ‘did excellent work developing Michael Mayer in the Raiders TE room last season.’ Mayer played in 14 games, caught 27 passes for 304 yards, and was the team’s fourth-leading receiver.

Schuplinski was the quarterbacks coach for Daniel Jones‘ first two seasons with the New York Giants. He is also a product of the famed coaching machine, John Carroll University. He worked as a graduate assistant there from 2000-2001.

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