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Re: OK but one glaring omission

November 15, 2022 06:38AM
Atlantic Ram


IMO they had to put faith in their plan. They had to hope Noteboom would be a suitable replacement... but he wasn't. Now the Rams have Jackson at LT? Good lord. Luckily he is overachieving, IMO. Evans? Not so much. Kolone? How bad was it that Kolone started? McVay can't run his offense and everyone suffers. And Mcvay can't run his offense because no one can run an offense under these conditions. So, IMO?, the problem the Rams are having stems from the OL and RB position (a distant second)... All of the other stuff is only a significant issue because the Rams are losing. And the reason the Rams are losing is no effective play action.

I agree with what you wrote, but would add one/two other thing(s): type of OL and/or run scheme.

I agree with you that McVay's offense is predicated on play-action. And for play-action to be effective, you need to have a decent rushing attack.

Now, maybe it's due to where we've been selecting in the draft, but to my eye, we haven't exactly been drafting any 320-lb maulers (save for Havs several seasons ago). I've seen a bunch of 305-lb former OT's that they've cross-trained to play guard. And it shows as these guys get overpowered at the LOS.

And if it's not the personnel, then it's the run scheme. The Bengals had one of the worst run defenses in the league last year and we were unable to develop a scheme to exploit that.

IMO, the Rams need to address both issues.

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leafnose499November 15, 2022 04:27AM

  Yeah, nice letter...

sstrams195November 15, 2022 04:40AM

  Re: Yeah, nice letter...

The_Zone144November 15, 2022 06:35AM

  That would be nice, Zone...

sstrams99November 15, 2022 06:41AM

  Every single pick?

Ramsdude80November 15, 2022 08:33AM

  He was better than Spags and Linehan..

sstrams102November 15, 2022 08:45AM

  OK but one glaring omission

Atlantic Ram186November 15, 2022 06:12AM

  can't block, can't run, can't get to the passer

LMU93118November 15, 2022 06:35AM

  great points nm

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Arkansas Ram91November 15, 2022 08:12AM

  Re: OK but one glaring omission

ramBRO121November 15, 2022 06:38AM


JimYoungblood5371November 15, 2022 11:51AM

  Re: OK but one glaring omission

Crazylegs73November 15, 2022 12:05PM

  One omission…

LaloRam103November 15, 2022 07:17AM

  Defensive Money allocation and Defensive Philosophy

darams222199November 15, 2022 08:59AM

  Good post, and I'll add to that

BigGame81126November 15, 2022 09:09AM

  You're not wrong 222

Ramsdude123November 15, 2022 09:14AM

  Not right

JimYoungblood5373November 15, 2022 12:24PM


Ramsdude182November 15, 2022 12:48PM

  It does mean I am right

JimYoungblood5358November 15, 2022 01:26PM

  According to you...you are always right when it comes to Morris

Ramsdude72November 15, 2022 01:40PM

  Re: BS

ramBRO142November 15, 2022 01:32PM

  I think you nailed it

JimYoungblood5380November 15, 2022 01:45PM

  Re: BS

Ramsdude131November 15, 2022 01:47PM

  all of this magnified x1000 by insane amount of injuries

Rampage2K-89November 15, 2022 09:13AM