Taking the right steps
Of course, the team may be gearing up to do exactly that. There are NFL rumors reports that the team is revamping the scouting department to include both college and professional talent scouts. Better data suggests that the team is trying to improve their precision. While this is a great first step, the team will need to do more.
The Rams had been very successful signing undrafted free agents to the team immediately following the NFL Draft’s conclusion, and you can bet the team will continue to lean heavily towards signing a new class of UDFAs to the team in 2020. Oftentimes, these players are not inferior talent, but rather under-scouted. In recent history, the team has found a number of players worth signing on to the 53-man roster.
The biggest team need this off-season is the offensive line, and we’ve discussed numerous methods the team may apply to improve the OL performance. One of the key strategies is to exert some restraint when attempting fixes. The Rams offensive line has gone from a group of seasoned veterans to rookies almost overnight. Young players need patience and solid coaching to develop into a formidable wall for the quarterback and running backs.
Finally, the team had to endure a painful wake-up call in the 2019 season. The team learned painful lessons that the NFL eventually catches up to a team’s innovations. The Rams offense has subsequently hired a new offensive coordinator in Kevin O’Connell who will infuse fresh perspective into the playbook. Likewise, the team’s hiring of new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley will rejuvenate the Rams defensive schemes.
These LA Rams are completely focused upon returning to win the Super Bowl. While some fans may not see their path to do so as clear of obstructions, it’s evident that the Rams are working dilligently to do exactly that.