Report: Lions defensive backs coach Tim Walton interviews with Rams

Posted by ttwentyman on January 22, 2012 – 7:21 pm

Lions defensive backs coach Tim Walton, whose contract expired after the season, interviewed with the St. Louis Rams on Saturday, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Walton is a candidate to be the Rams’ assistant defensive coordinator for the passing game, according to the report.

Walton has coached the Lions defensive backs the last three seasons. The Lions announced the re-signings of coordinators Gunther Cunningham (defense), Scott Linehan (offense) and Danny Crossman (special teams). They have extended offers to their assistant coaches, too, but have not announced any signings.

The Rams recently hired former Titans head coach Jeff Fisher to be their new head coach. Gregg Williams, who was the Saints’ defensive coordinator this past season, is their new defensive coordinator and Brian Schottenheimer, who was most recently with the Jets, has been hired as their offensive coordinator.

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5 Responses to “Report: Lions defensive backs coach Tim Walton interviews with Rams”

  1. By rebobmi on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think if he was such a good coach then the Lions would of signed him. Let him go because that was the Lions weak spot anyway!

  2. By Larry Davis on Jan 23, 2012 | Reply

    Great news we hope he gets the job so that we can build the type of secondary that can compete at the next level and advance in the playoffs.

  3. By Bob on Jan 25, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you – Thank you – Thank you because the DBs did not learn squat from Walton. Gunther’s arteries were constantly protruding from his neck the whole year because of the lack of coaching back there. Gunther needs to relax too, and quit running around like he is out of control. Who is going to respect that?

  4. By Kevin Kbakil on Jan 26, 2012 | Reply

    I think the best thing that man did : was get this article and these responses, Good bye mr. Walton.

  5. By Detroit Lions #1 on May 2, 2012 | Reply

    I’m glad the Lions are keeping continuity in the coaching staff, that’s very inderrated.

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