Ramblin’ Fan sits down with NFL Insider Jason La Canfora

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Aug 23, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; St. Louis Rams quarterback Nick Foles (5) prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

We sat down Tuesday with NFL insider Jason La Canfora to chat St. Louis Rams and how they fit in to the new look NFC West in 2015. La Canfora shares his insight on Todd Gurley, Nick Foles, the potential move to Los Angeles and the heat head coach Jeff Fisher and GM Les Snead might be feeling right now.

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The Rams enter 2015 as the youngest team in the NFL yet again, but expectations couldn’t be higher. The team has yet to finish with a record above .500 since Snead and Fisher took over the helm in 2012. The team enjoyed a five win improvement from their 2-14 finish the previous year, but since then have stalled out. La Canfora spoke about some concerns he had about the Rams’ 2015 campaign.

"“I feel like every year I’m like this is the year maybe they win ten games. Defensively they are going to tear people apart.” La Canfora said. ” I have reservations about the offensive line, and the quarterback. You hear buzz about Tavon, but are they ever going to find a way to implement that for where they took him fully in that offense.”"

It appears La Canfora has many of the same concerns the St. Louis fan base does, when is this offense going to show up? There are still a lot of questions on the offensive side of the ball, and the struggles in the preseason have not instilled any confidence in the Rams faithful. The quarterback position has hurt the team in the past. Former number one overall pick Sam Bradford struggled to stay healthy and was dealt this offseason for Nick Foles, and La Canfora approves.

"“They’ve amassed some talent there. I thought it was huge just to get out of the Sam Bradford contract.” La Canfora expanded saying “I think they had to make a move there. The Foles extension they can more or less buy him or sell him a year from now. I don’t know that they have the offensive line, the quarterback and the run game, at least until this guy’s 100% (Todd Gurley)… If anyone is thinking it’s going to be the numbers from a couple years ago, no one is going to put up those numbers in these circumstances if that offensive line is as leaky as I think it’s going to be.”"

The conversation began to focus in on the offensive side of the ball, and specifically the inability of the first team to put up any substantial amount of points this preseason. La Canfora mentioned that you shouldn’t read to much into the tea leaves with such a small sample size, but there are certainly some concerns.

"You’ve got somewhat of an unproven (offensive) coordinator, I don’t know what you can bank on. Offensively, what do you hang your hat on? There’s not anyone that you’re like, (that player is a) difference maker.”"

Next: We shift our conversation to the running back position