What's the deal with the Rams' struggles on offense?
Sloppiness, protection issues, and the typical, McVay midseason slump
The Rams offense has fallen off a cliff. Scratch that: The entire Rams team has fallen off a cliff. Since Sean McVay and co. have had to play, you know, real, actual teams in back-to-back-to-back weeks the Rams have gone to pieces on both sides of the ball.
That may sound like hyperbole. I assure you, it is not. Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Rams profiled as an offensive juggernaut with a good enough defense – the kind of team makeup that puts you slap-bang in the Conference Championship game in 2021. The move to land Von Miller at the trade deadline was as much about reshaping the team’s defensive profile as anything else. They knew they had a good offense; they liked their defense. They didn’t, however, like the stylistic makeup of the defense as a postseason stopper.
A whole bunch of the Rams early down success — which fuelled their late down pressure packages — came by way of five and six-man blitzes. That’s fine in the regular season against crappy opponents. In…
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