Ram Coach John Robinson received support Wednesday from a coach not usually considered gracious to his peers. But Atlanta Falcon Coach Jerry Glanville says he knows what Robinson is going through. Last season, when he was coach of the Houston Oilers, Glanville sensed trouble despite making the playoffs three consecutive seasons. He interviewed with the Falcons before the Houston Oilers fired him.
“I think the longer you stay in the league, nothing really surprises you,” said Glanville, whose team plays host to the Rams Sunday. “I think the bottom line is he’s an excellent football coach, you can’t argue with the results. He’s a guy who’s going to have a job (even if he’s fired)--he probably approaches it that way.
“The bottom line is if you believe in what you’re doing--it happened to me in Texas--and you’ve got a feeling they don’t want you, then you don’t want to be there, anyway.”
It looks as if former Ram Hugh Millen will replace last week’s starting quarterback for the Falcons, Scott Campbell, who is nursing a sore shoulder and was pulled during last Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns. Millen played the second half and completed 11 of his 27 passes. Campbell is listed as questionable for Sunday, and Glanville said it appears Millen will start against his former teammates. Millen, a third-round pick in 1986, played for the Rams for two seasons. Chris Miller, the Falcons’ regular starter, is out for the season because of a broken collarbone.
Ram quarterback Jim Everett didn’t practice because of a sore leg and a sore shoulder, but Robinson said Everett will practice the rest of the week. Robinson said he wasn’t sure whether guard Tom Newberry (ankle) or tight end Damone Johnson (hamstring) would be available Sunday.