Los Angeles Rams: Grades for Week 1 against the Raiders
The Los Angeles Rams earn a C+ NOT because they are an average offense, but because last night they looked like outside of practice, they hadn’t done much else.
That’s no indictment of McVay or Goff or anyone on the Rams offensive roster.
What they need is time on the field to get it together. On Monday night, their timing was off, Goff threw WAY to many into tight coverage that could have been multiple interceptions, and he missed on long and intermediate passes.
He also hasn’t thrown a meaningful pass since January, and it showed.
Last night, especially in the first half, was the result of no preseason action. If you’re ok with that, then you are ok with last night. If you think some reps in an exhibition game helps, you’ll think it was why they looked “off” for most of the night.
Except for running back Todd Gurley.
Gurley and his 108 rushing yards lifts the Rams offensive grade because he is that good, bottom line. He is the one area that fans won’t likely need to worry much about this season. He’s also the centerpiece of an LA offense that will carry the weight.
McVay will have his offense clicking sooner rather than later. But last night was the one game pass they get for being less than sharp.