Embattled GM Jay Zygmunt will retire today, so say sources close to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. We all assumed he would retire at the end of the year, but I guess he couldn’t even wait that long to get away from the mess he created in St. Louis. Here’s the article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Check back there for more updates on the situation. We here at Rams Gab have profiled Zygmunt and the effect he has had on the poisonous situation in the Rams front office.
Zygmunt’s retirement will set off many changes in the Rams front office. John Shaw will also take a reduced role in the front office, possibly as an advisor to Chip Rosenbloom, the owner.
Billy Devaney, the Director of Pro Player personnel will more than likely take over as GM. Unless the Rams take a run at Scott Pioli, the two-time winner of executive of the year and New England Patriots Director of Pro personnel. It is unlikely that Pioli will budge without the perfect situation in which he has complete say over the whole team. The Rams are not that situation. The Browns and even the Lions are in better position to attract Pioli.
Good riddance, Jay Zygmunt.
Out with the old has begun. I can’t wait for the “in with the new” portion of the Rams reshuffling.