Los Angeles Rams will be just fine without Matt LaFleur on offense

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Losing Matt LaFleur to the Tennessee Titans was a surprise, but the Los Angeles Rams will be just fine on offense in 2018.

Even though the Los Angeles Rams were eliminated early on in the playoffs after falling to the Atlanta Falcons, the team has been quite busy over the last few weeks when looking at all of the changes to their coaching staff. From Greg Olson accepting a job with the Oakland Raiders to Matt LaFleur previously interviewing with the Tennessee Titans for their head coaching job, Sean McVay’s staff is going to look a little different for the Rams in 2018.

Speaking of LaFleur, early signs indicated that Los Angeles would be hanging on to their offensive coordinator after Tennessee decided to go with Mike Vrabel as their new head coach instead. But in a move that came as a bit of a surprise for some Rams fans, it looks like LaFleur will be joining the Titans after all as Vrabel’s offensive coordinator, which is a great move when it comes to helping the development process with Marcus Mariota.

As Rams Insider Myles Simmons pointed out, the departure of LaFleur has resulted in McVay promoting Aaron Kromer and Shane Waldron on offense. And as for how the offense will run now that LaFleur is out of the picture, keep in mind there’s no reason to make that big of a deal since he wasn’t actually the one who called the plays on offense.

In fact, part of the reason why LaFleur ended up accepting the job with the Titans is due to the fact that he’s receiving a promotion in a way since he will get to call plays now for Mariota and the rest of the offense. When looking at what LaFleur has been able to accomplish over the last two years from helping Matt Ryan win MVP when he was part of the staff on the Atlanta Falcons to helping Jared Goff develop into a Pro Bowl quarterback this season, Tennessee is getting a special coach at offensive coordinator.

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Losing LaFleur may seem tough at first, but Los Angeles will always be thankful for what he was able to accomplish this season in helping the offense be one of the best in the league. With McVay, there’s no reason for the Rams or their fans to panic since the head coach knows exactly what he’s doing to make sure this team remains strong heading into 2018, even with LaFleur out of the picture.