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Re: OK but one glaring omission

November 15, 2022 06:38AM
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Atlantic Ram

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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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  Letters to Jourdan: Jonathan H

leafnose476November 15, 2022 04:27AM

  Yeah, nice letter...

sstrams137November 15, 2022 04:40AM

  Re: Yeah, nice letter...

The_Zone93November 15, 2022 06:35AM

  That would be nice, Zone...

sstrams86November 15, 2022 06:41AM

  Every single pick?

Ramsdude69November 15, 2022 08:33AM

  He was better than Spags and Linehan..

sstrams68November 15, 2022 08:45AM

  OK but one glaring omission

Atlantic Ram168November 15, 2022 06:12AM

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

LMU93108November 15, 2022 06:35AM

  great points nm

21Dog67November 15, 2022 08:07AM

  But........

Arkansas Ram80November 15, 2022 08:12AM

  Re: OK but one glaring omission

ramBRO103November 15, 2022 06:38AM

  Agreed

JimYoungblood5362November 15, 2022 11:51AM

  Re: OK but one glaring omission

Crazylegs54November 15, 2022 12:05PM

  One omission…

LaloRam82November 15, 2022 07:17AM

  Defensive Money allocation and Defensive Philosophy

darams22298November 15, 2022 08:59AM

  Good post, and I'll add to that

BigGame81114November 15, 2022 09:09AM

  You're not wrong 222

Ramsdude104November 15, 2022 09:14AM

  Not right

JimYoungblood5355November 15, 2022 12:24PM

  BS

Ramsdude65November 15, 2022 12:48PM

  It does mean I am right

JimYoungblood5347November 15, 2022 01:26PM

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

Ramsdude59November 15, 2022 01:40PM

  Re: BS

ramBRO69November 15, 2022 01:32PM

  I think you nailed it

JimYoungblood5363November 15, 2022 01:45PM

  Re: BS

Ramsdude63November 15, 2022 01:47PM

  all of this magnified x1000 by insane amount of injuries

Rampage2K-78November 15, 2022 09:13AM