Linehan returns to St. Louis for first time

For 36 games from 2006-08, Scott Linehan was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams.



Linehan, now the Dallas Cowboys' passing game coordinator, on Sunday will make his first appearance at the Edward Jones Dome since his dismissal.

Passing game coordinator Scott Linehan pictured during the walk-thru practice at Dallas Cowboys training camp in Oxnard, CA,  on July 29, 2014. (Michael Ainsworth/The Dallas Morning News)

"That’s two jobs ago," said Linehan, who had a five-year run as the Detroit Lions' offensive coordinator in between. "In this business it seems like I’ve had about six homes in the last 15 years. But I had a great three years there. It didn’t work out, but we developed some very good friendships there and we loved living there. We enjoyed our time, but both myself and my wife and my boys are here in Dallas and we love it here. We’re just going in there to be the enemy, and that’s our goal, to hopefully come out on the better half. But we had some great experiences there. There were very good people there."

Linehan took over a team that was hanging on to the Super Bowl past with aging players like Isaac Bruce, Tory Holt and Orlando Pace while attempting to transition to younger players like running back Steven Jackson.

Linehan’s final record was 11-25 and ended with eight straight losses spanning his last two seasons.

"There’s no easy jobs in the NFL," Linehan said. "There’s no real excuse why it didn’t work out. Things just didn’t. That’s kind of the way the ball bounces in this business. You’ve just got to dust yourself off and go to the next job and go about your business there. The great thing was some of the things we went through there were good learning experiences for getting things turned around in Detroit. We got right there at Detroit, but there were some things we were able to use the valuable experiences I had in St. Louis that carried over to our ability to bring some youth and things like that into our offense, which really helped over time ... It was a great experience. I learned a lot. I probably learned more in those three years I was there."
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