7 urgent Los Angeles Rams roster needs

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 29: Head coach Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Top priority – offensive coordinator

The LA Rams have two offensive coaches who combine for one offense on game day Sunday.  For the run game coordinator, the Rams have Aaron Kromer. Kromer has 19 years experience in the NFL, and has risen from offensive line coaching background to oversee the Rams rushing attack.  The pass game coordinator is staffed by Shane Waldron. Waldron has six years experience in the NFL, and had just assumed a new role as quarterbacks coach last season.  Two coordinators for the offense.


The 2019 offense declined dramatically. While much of that is attributable to an injury-depleted offensive line, there may be more forces to it than that.  There is a general consensus that the offense did not suitably adapt game plans to the personnel packages available on any given Sunday.  Perhaps there were too many fires for Sean McVay to put out any give week.  Perhaps it boiled down to nobody minded the store.  But splitting responsibility seems to have eliminated accountability for the offense.

Exactly where did the buck stop for the offense decline in 2019?  Based on the coaching changes, that responsibility lay upon former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips and running backs coach Skip Peete.   The Rams clearly need someone to organize the play book, and adapt their plays more rapidly over injuries or opponents.