Rams shouldn’t be concerned over sluggish offense against Chargers in joint practices

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The Los Angeles Rams have plenty of time to improve on offense, despite their sluggish performance against the Los Angeles Chargers.

If the last two years are any indication of what 2019 will have in store for the Los Angeles Rams, Sean McVay‘s offense should be one of the best in the NFL once again.

Even with Todd Gurley continuing to monitor his knee to make sure the star running back doesn’t overdue it before the real action begins in September, this Rams’ offense is still loaded with plenty of talent for Jared Goff to work with.

One can only imagine the high level of frustration surrounding Los Angeles after failing to record a single touchdown in Super Bowl 53 against the New England Patriots, but at least 2019 is another opportunity for a fresh start.

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Earning another trip to the Super Bowl certainly won’t be easy since the Rams will be playing with targets on their backs as one of the top teams to beat in the NFC, but hopefully McVay will put the team in the best position possible.

Leading up to their first action of preseason against the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, the Rams recently spent a few days participating in joint practices with a familiar face in the Los Angeles Chargers.

While this may not seem like that big of a deal since it was still only training camp, at least this provided the Rams with some more realistic action against a team in the Chargers expected to be a serious contender in the AFC once again in 2019.

With that being said, McVay didn’t seem too happy with the way his players on offense looked against the defense of the Chargers, using the term “sluggish” to describe the unit.

Nothing against the Chargers since their defense was one of many reasons behind their playoff run last season, but as mentioned before, with all of the weapons the Rams have to work with on offense, one would expect them to look sharper.

The good news for the Rams is despite how frustrating McVay and the rest of the coaching staff may have been with the overall play of the offense against the Chargers, there’s no need to be too concerned just yet.

Since August is only a few days old, and the Rams have yet to even play a single preseason game, the offense has plenty of times to return to their normal ways.

And once that does happen, it will certainly make Rams fans feel much better about how the offense looked at times in those practices against the Chargers.