COACHES

Paul T. Boudreau
Offensive Line

Biography

Paul T. Boudreau, a veteran of 28 seasons coaching offensive linemen in the NFL, begins his third season of his second stint with the Rams in 2014.

In 2013, St. Louis averaged 21.8 points per game, the club’s highest point total since 2006, and the team’s offensive line had a great impact on the team’s play. RB Zac Stacy rushed for 973 yards, third most by a rookie in team history. Over the last 11 games, only six NFL backs rushed for more yards than Stacy. In the passing game, the Rams allowed 36 sacks in 2014, the eighth lowest total in the NFL.

The Rams’ strong play up front came despite some difficult circumstances. Due to injuries and personnel changes, the Rams started seven different offensive line combinations last year. RG Chris Williams was the only Ram to start all 16 games at the same position on the offensive line. Boudreau was challenged to continually have the next man ready, which he did with great success.

St. Louis made huge strides up front in Boudreau’s first season with the new group. The Rams boasted the 12th best average in the NFL in sacks allowed per pass play. Rams quarterbacks were sacked just 35 times in 2012, which were 20 less than the 55 allowed in 2011. Boudreau’s group also helped Steven Jackson reach the 1,000 yard mark for an eighth-straight season.

As was the case in 2013, Boudreau was forced to shuffle his hand several times in 2012. The Rams started seven different offensive line combinations and nine different players started a game on the offensive line that season. RT Barry Richardson was the only Ram to start all 16 games at the same position on the offensive line.

Prior to joining Jeff Fisher’s staff in 2012, Boudreau spent four seasons as the offensive line coach with the Atlanta Falcons. In both 2010 and 2011, the Falcons finished in the top 10 in the NFL in points scored, including a fifth place finish en route to a 2010 NFC South championship. Boudreau’s linemen helped the team total the second fewest sacks allowed per play in a single season with just one per 21.1 pass plays in 2009. His line’s strong play also enabled the Falcons offense to amass 330 first downs that year, the second-most ever in a season.

With Boudreau’s adept coaching, the offensive line allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to throw for 2,916 yards with a career-best 22 touchdown passes in 2009. Running back Michael Turner scored 10 rushing touchdowns and wide receiver Roddy White topped 1,100 receiving yards with over 80 catches for the third consecutive season for the first time in team history with the aid of Boudreau’s charges.

In 2008, Boudreau’s unit opened holes for the NFL’s second ranked rushing offense (152.7 yards per game). Turner ranked second in the NFL in rushing (1,699 yards), marking the third highest rushing total in Falcons history, en route to his first Pro Bowl. Boudreau’s line also assisted in Turner scoring a franchise-high 17 times and passing the 200-yard plateau on two occasions. Boudreau’s offensive line also protected NFL Rookie of the Year QB Matt Ryan so that he could throw for 3,440 yards with 16 touchdowns. Ryan’s production could be credited to the fact that Boudreau’s offensive line allowed a franchise-low of 17 sacks, surpassing the previous mark of 25 (1982). The 17 sacks on 434 pass attempts were equivalent to allowing one sack per every 25.5 plays, which also set a new franchise mark. With the help of Boudreau’s linemen, the Falcons recorded a franchise-high 5,779 total net yards and the fifth-highest rushing total in club history (2,443 yards).

Boudreau’s stellar offensive lines over the years have helped pave the way for five running backs to
top the 10,000-yard career rushing mark, including Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, Thurman Thomas, Fred Taylor and Steven Jackson.

From 2006-07, Boudreau served as the offensive line coach for the Rams. In 2007, Rams running back Steven Jackson tallied his second consecutive 1,000-yard season behind Boudreau’s offensive line. In 2006, Jackson gained a career-high 1,528 rushing yards while nine dif- ferent players started on the offensive line.

Prior to joining the Rams, Boudreau was the offensive line coach for three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-05). In 2003, the Jacksonville offensive line set a franchise record by allowing only 28 sacks (tied for ninth in the NFL). Running back Fred Taylor also rushed for a team-record 1,572 yards. Boudreau tutored the Carolina Panthers offensive line from 2001-02 and saw the team set a club record by allowing only 31 sacks in 2001. From 1999-2000, he served in the same capacity for the Miami Dolphins.

From 1997-98, Boudreau coached the offensive line for the New England Patriots following a three-year stint with the Detroit Lions guiding the same unit. His first position in the NFL came in New Orleans from 1987-93. In his seven seasons with the Saints, Boudreau’s line placed in the top three in fewest sacks allowed on four occasions. In 1992, the Saints allowed a league-low 15 sacks.

Boudreau and his wife, Joan, have one son, Paul, and one daughter, Jill. His son, Paul, is also a coach with the Rams and Jill is the mother of four children, Kalyn, Zach, Olivia and Grace.

Paul T. Boudreau, a veteran of 28 seasons coaching offensive linemen in the NFL, begins his third season of his second stint with the Rams in 2014.

In 2013, St. Louis averaged 21.8 points per game, the club’s highest point total since 2006, and the team’s offensive line had a great impact on the team’s play. RB Zac Stacy rushed for 973 yards, third most by a rookie in team history. Over the last 11 games, only six NFL backs rushed for more yards than Stacy. In the passing game, the Rams allowed 36 sacks in 2014, the eighth lowest total in the NFL.

The Rams’ strong play up front came despite some difficult circumstances. Due to injuries and personnel changes, the Rams started seven different offensive line combinations last year. RG Chris Williams was the only Ram to start all 16 games at the same position on the offensive line. Boudreau was challenged to continually have the next man ready, which he did with great success.

St. Louis made huge strides up front in Boudreau’s first season with the new group. The Rams boasted the 12th best average in the NFL in sacks allowed per pass play. Rams quarterbacks were sacked just 35 times in 2012, which were 20 less than the 55 allowed in 2011. Boudreau’s group also helped Steven Jackson reach the 1,000 yard mark for an eighth-straight season.

As was the case in 2013, Boudreau was forced to shuffle his hand several times in 2012. The Rams started seven different offensive line combinations and nine different players started a game on the offensive line that season. RT Barry Richardson was the only Ram to start all 16 games at the same position on the offensive line.

Prior to joining Jeff Fisher’s staff in 2012, Boudreau spent four seasons as the offensive line coach with the Atlanta Falcons. In both 2010 and 2011, the Falcons finished in the top 10 in the NFL in points scored, including a fifth place finish en route to a 2010 NFC South championship. Boudreau’s linemen helped the team total the second fewest sacks allowed per play in a single season with just one per 21.1 pass plays in 2009. His line’s strong play also enabled the Falcons offense to amass 330 first downs that year, the second-most ever in a season.

With Boudreau’s adept coaching, the offensive line allowed quarterback Matt Ryan to throw for 2,916 yards with a career-best 22 touchdown passes in 2009. Running back Michael Turner scored 10 rushing touchdowns and wide receiver Roddy White topped 1,100 receiving yards with over 80 catches for the third consecutive season for the first time in team history with the aid of Boudreau’s charges.

In 2008, Boudreau’s unit opened holes for the NFL’s second ranked rushing offense (152.7 yards per game). Turner ranked second in the NFL in rushing (1,699 yards), marking the third highest rushing total in Falcons history, en route to his first Pro Bowl. Boudreau’s line also assisted in Turner scoring a franchise-high 17 times and passing the 200-yard plateau on two occasions. Boudreau’s offensive line also protected NFL Rookie of the Year QB Matt Ryan so that he could throw for 3,440 yards with 16 touchdowns. Ryan’s production could be credited to the fact that Boudreau’s offensive line allowed a franchise-low of 17 sacks, surpassing the previous mark of 25 (1982). The 17 sacks on 434 pass attempts were equivalent to allowing one sack per every 25.5 plays, which also set a new franchise mark. With the help of Boudreau’s linemen, the Falcons recorded a franchise-high 5,779 total net yards and the fifth-highest rushing total in club history (2,443 yards).

Boudreau’s stellar offensive lines over the years have helped pave the way for five running backs to
top the 10,000-yard career rushing mark, including Barry Sanders, Curtis Martin, Thurman Thomas, Fred Taylor and Steven Jackson.

From 2006-07, Boudreau served as the offensive line coach for the Rams. In 2007, Rams running back Steven Jackson tallied his second consecutive 1,000-yard season behind Boudreau’s offensive line. In 2006, Jackson gained a career-high 1,528 rushing yards while nine dif- ferent players started on the offensive line.

Prior to joining the Rams, Boudreau was the offensive line coach for three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-05). In 2003, the Jacksonville offensive line set a franchise record by allowing only 28 sacks (tied for ninth in the NFL). Running back Fred Taylor also rushed for a team-record 1,572 yards. Boudreau tutored the Carolina Panthers offensive line from 2001-02 and saw the team set a club record by allowing only 31 sacks in 2001. From 1999-2000, he served in the same capacity for the Miami Dolphins.

From 1997-98, Boudreau coached the offensive line for the New England Patriots following a three-year stint with the Detroit Lions guiding the same unit. His first position in the NFL came in New Orleans from 1987-93. In his seven seasons with the Saints, Boudreau’s line placed in the top three in fewest sacks allowed on four occasions. In 1992, the Saints allowed a league-low 15 sacks.

Boudreau and his wife, Joan, have one son, Paul, and one daughter, Jill. His son, Paul, is also a coach with the Rams and Jill is the mother of four children, Kalyn, Zach, Olivia and Grace.

 

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