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Linehan doomed by aging offense, lack of respect from players

Under Linehan, Rams had fallen from "Greatest Show on Turf" to "Greatest No-Show in NFL," John Clayton writes.

Originally Published: September 29, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Scott Linehan's firing after an 0-4 start in which the St. Louis Rams were outscored 147-43 shouldn't come as a surprise.

The franchise that billed itself as "The Greatest Show On Turf" under Dick Vermeil and Mike Martz has deteriorated to the "Greatest No-Show in the NFL" under Linehan. During St. Louis' current eight-game losing streak -- dating to last season -- the Rams have been outscored 288-110. Other than maybe showing feistiness along the sideline, the team has ...

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