When I think about Clay Helton firing 13 assistant coaches, it reminds me when Rams coach John Robinson fired six assistant coaches after the 1990 season.
Robinson fired every defensive coach except one: defensive line coach Marv Goux.
I always wondered about that so a few years later I asked Goux why Robinson didn’t fire him?
Goux laughed and said, “John couldn’t fire me.”
I didn’t know if he was referring to some long-time bond with Robinson. Or maybe he knew too much dating back to 1982, when Goux was the fall guy in the NCAA sanctions that involved a ticket scheme used to funnel cash to football players.
But Goux made it clear he was never in any danger.
And the point was . . . Robinson refused to fire Goux when Robinson’s back was against the wall.
Helton can’t even say he went to the mat for someone. Anyone. He has thrown everyone under the bus.