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Updated at 5:05  p.m. with information from the team press conference

Updated with statement from the Rams. Will be updated further  following 4 p.m. news conference

The St. Louis Rams have a new general manager.

Commentary: Spagnuolo's turn with the Turk

Jan 5, 2012

This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon, Jan. 5, 2012 - Last week, I used this space to write an open letter to Rams' owner Stan Kroenke. In it, I recommended that he fire General Manager Billy Devaney and Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo in an effort to reverse his team's miserable fortunes. It has now been announced that Mr. Kroenke has done just that, though I freely admit that he likely reached his decision without benefit of my unsolicited advice.

(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

The St. Louis Rams have fired their head coach, Steve Spagnuolo, and general manager Billy Devaney, a day after the team finished the 2011 season 2-14.

"No one individual is to blame for this disappointing season, and we all must hold ourselves accountable," Rams owner Stanley Kronke said in a statement. "However, we believe it's in the best interest of the St. Louis Rams to make these changes as we continue our quest to build a team that consistently competes for playoffs and championships."