Tim Walton accepts St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator position, according to reports

Posted by ttwentyman on February 13, 2013 – 12:15 am

Tim WaltonThe Detroit Lions will head into the 2013 season without one of their best young assistant coaches as Tim Walton has accepted the St. Louis Rams’ defensive coordinator position, according to reports.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Walton was in St. Louis on Monday to interview for the job with Rams head coach Jeff Fisher.

Walton has been with the Lions for four seasons as their defensive backs coach. The team added the title of “third-down package” to his job description in 2012, giving him a more involved role in game-planning.

This is the second time Walton, 41, has interviewed with the Rams. Last season he interviewed with Fisher for a assistant defensive coordinator-passing game position, but ended up staying with the Lions.

Walton beat out former Cleveland defensive coordinator Dick Jauron and current Minnesota special assistant to the head coach and linebackers coach Mike Singletary for the Rams’ coordinator position.

The Lions have made no official announcement of the move or how they might fill Walton’s spot on the coaching staff.

The Lions hired Marcus Robertson as an assistant secondary coach last season. Robertson spent the previous five seasons as assistant secondary coach (2007-08) and secondary coach (2009-11) with the Tennessee Titans.

It’s unclear if the Lions plan to promote Robertson to fill Walton’s shoes or if they will look to add to the staff from the outside.

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2 Responses to “Tim Walton accepts St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator position, according to reports”

  1. By staffordwives9999 on Feb 13, 2013 | Reply

    Great! things are looking up. Along with Young & Walton who else can we dump on the Rams.

  2. By rockbo1955 on Mar 10, 2013 | Reply

    the only jon gruden has done! he had the players there that tony dun gee put there any coach could of walk in with the players they had and won a super bowl his action after super bowl complete down slide to a tv booth he is a grand stander and that about it!

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