2. Improved Offense Under Sean McVay
When taking a closer look at the success of Sean McVay during his last few seasons as offensive coordinator with the Washington Redskins, there’s every reason in the world to be excited over what’s in store for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017. Last season, the Rams’ offense was considered one of the biggest laughing stocks in the league after ranking dead last by only averaging 14 points per game, but all of that should change now that McVay is officially on board.
If any head coach is capable of helping Jared Goff get the best out of wide receivers Tavon Austin and Robert Woods, it’s McVay after seeing the type of numbers he was able to help Kirk Cousins produce over the last two seasons. Obviously, it’s not going to be as easy when seeing how Cousins was fortunate enough to work with dangerous speedsters in DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon, but at least McVay’s first year as head coach should improve the offense enough to help Todd Gurley bounce back.
Just like his teammate in Goff, Gurley learned the hard way last year how there’s only so much he can on his own without the proper help on offense along with the right coaching staff. By getting more on offense from Goff and the receivers in the passing game, Gurley will hopefully figure out a way to find more open spaces while recording multiple 100-yard games in the process to prove last year was only a fluke.