Rams will interview two more coaching candidates Thursday

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay, left, talks with Coach Jay Gruden during practice on June 8, 2016.
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The Rams’ coaching search will continue Thursday when the team interviews Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay and Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

McVay, who turns 31 this month, is the youngest coordinator in the NFL. He has held the position with the Redskins for three seasons and has helped develop quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Washington ranked third in the NFL in offense this season, averaging 403.4 yards a game. The Redskins were 12th in scoring, averaging 24.8 points.

McVay also has coached with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is the grandson of John McVay, the former San Francisco 49ers executive who was part of five Super Bowl titles.


Goodwin, 43, has been the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator for the last four seasons. Last week, he guided an offense that helped defeat the Rams, 44-6.

The Cardinals ranked ninth in the NFL, averaging 368.8 yards. They were sixth in scoring (26.1).

Goodwin also has coached in the NFL with Indianapolis Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears.

In a podcast posted on the team’s website, Kevin Demoff, the Rams vice president of football operations, said the team’s’ focus “right now is assistant coaches in the NFL who are likely to become head coaches, because that’s the most logical place that you’re going to find your next group.”

Of college coaches, Demoff said, “you never rule them out,” but added “I don’t see that as being an active part of our search.”

On Monday, the Rams met with special teams coordinator John Fassel, who served as interim coach after Jeff Fisher was fired. On Tuesday, they interviewed Steve Wilks, the Carolina Panthers’ secondary coach.


The Rams probably will speak with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on Friday or Saturday. The Patriots and Falcons have playoff byes this week.

The Rams also have sought permission to interview Buffalo interim Coach Anthony Lynn, Jacksonville interim Coach Doug Marrone and Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.