Rams hiring former LB Chase Blackburn as special teams coordinator
The Los Angeles Rams have made a few alterations to their coaching staff this offseason and Sean McVay is adding a former player to coach the special teams unit. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Rams are hiring Chase Blackburn to be the team’s new special teams coordinator.
The #Rams are hiring Chase Blackburn as their new special-teams coordinator, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Blackburn joins Sean McVay’s coaching staff after stints with the #Panthers and #Titans. Seven seasons in coaching after 10 as a player.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 21, 2023
Blackburn began his career in the NFL in 2005 with the New York Giants as an undrafted linebacker out of Akron. He would win two Super Bowls in his eight seasons with the Giants, making most of his contributions on special teams.
After playing the final two years of his career with the Carolina Panthers, Blackburn joined Carolina’s coaching staff in 2016 as an assistant special teams coach. The former linebacker would then serve as the special teams coordinator for the Panthers from 2018-2021 before becoming an assistant special teams coach for the Tennessee Titans in 2022.
Blackburn will become the fourth special teams coordinator under McVay after the Rams moved on from Joe DeCamillis earlier in the offseason.
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