Ramblin’ Fan sits down with NFL Insider Jason La Canfora

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August 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley (30) warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Rams 18-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Unfortunately La Canfora struggled to name any marquee players he thought might help the St. Louis offense rise to the next level. When asked about tight end Jared Cook and his contract qualifying him as a difference maker, La Canfora said “he’s not.” He expanded on that statement saying that teams were not rolling coverages his way or game planning for his ability. While serviceable, Cook is not keeping defensive coordinators up at night.

Fisher has voiced his plans to re-focus his offense back to running the football this season, and it would appear that rookie running back Todd Gurley is his man for years to come. However, the question is will Fisher and Snead be around long enough for Gurley and other long term solutions to pan out?

La Canfora mentioned he didn’t think the potential move to L.A. would have anything to do with the success or failure of the 2015 season, but that it could play a significant role in whether or not Fisher was still employed with the Rams in 2016.

"“Whether they move or not could effect do they stick with this regime, do they make changes, where is (Stan) Kroenke’s head? If he gets to L.A., Jeff Fisher is a southern California guy, there’s a lot of things where you’re kind of building something here, maybe were just a quarterback away, I could see him (Kroenke) keeping things intact. If he (Kroenke) can’t get to L.A. and they have another 6 or 7 win season then he may have to make some changes.”"

La Canfora summed up everything Rams fans are feeling right now in one line when he said,

"“You can only ask people to be patient for so long.”"

This team is on the verge of relevancy once again and Fisher can be the one to take them there, but it will take a concentrated effort. Fisher has put a plan in place and placed future stock in players like Gurley, Kenny Britt, Isaiah Battle and others. He has a plan that needs time to play out. However, the one thing he may not have is just that, time. The analysis of this team leaves us wanting more in some significant areas, but the fan base is restless. Asking them to stick around a bit longer might just be a bit too long, and as unfair as that may be, it’s business and were in the business of winning.