1. Backups on offense continue to be inconsistent
Entering the preseason, it seemed pretty clear that Sean McVay would be resting most of his starters like he did last summer since the last thing Los Angeles can afford is to lose another key player to injury.
Unfortunately, the last few months have already been stressful enough for the Rams with Todd Gurley continuing to be cautious with his knee along with Cooper Kupp continuing to recover from his torn ACL.
While both players still have plenty to prove once September arrives, playing in the preseason simply wouldn’t be worth it for either player, although it has been tough to watch the backups on offense over the last two weeks.
One week after failing to find the end zone in the loss to the Raiders, the Rams only managed to put up 10 points during Saturday’s game against the Cowboys, giving them a total of 13 points so far in preseason.
It would be one thing if this were the starters struggling this much, but since it’s the backups mostly playing on offense, Los Angeles deserves some benefit of the doubt.
Then again, since most of these players are competing for jobs on the roster for the Rams, one would think they would be playing at a higher level to prove they are worthy of a spot.