(FootballStL) - Jeff Fisher introduced his new offensive coordinator on Friday. Frank Cignetti was promoted from his previous job as quarterbacks coach.
Cignetti, 49, has been with the Rams for three years. Before joining Fisher’s staff in St. Louis he was offensive coordinator for several college programs, most recently Rutgers in 2011.
“When you’re the coordinator you have the ability to inspire and to motivate,” said Cignetti. “I view it as putting people in a position to be successful. Put coaches in a position to be successful, put the players in the position to be successful - there’s going to be ownership here. This is our offense. This is the St. Louis Rams’ offense and the coaches and players, we’re going to build this thing together.”
Fisher said he doesn’t want Cignetti to change the Rams offense, just make it better.
“Continuity, stability is very, very important to me and to the organization,” said Fisher. “Continuity, stability, same system for (QB) Sam (Bradford), same system for the rest of his teammates was very, very important and it was about how we get better. How we become more productive. How we’re more efficient offensively, and there was no doubt in my mind that Frank was the guy to lead us.”
Cignetti will take over play calling responsibilities. Like Fisher, he believes in a run based offense.
“The thing that most attracted me,” said Cignetti, “it’s not calling the plays because we’re going to game-plan together and we’re going to put a great plan together. Frankly, like we talked game day’s one of the easiest parts of it, in terms of calling it up not in terms of getting the execution. But, I’m looking forward to creating ownership, getting everyone bought in and just having fun.”