New LA Rams RB coach Brown signals fullback likely returning to offense

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Fullback unleashes full offensive potential

While that may not strike you as a significant development, it means plenty for the Rams heading into 2020. How so?  Creating a two-back offense add significantly more flexibility to both the passing and running games.  A lead blocker fullback can neutralize a linebacker at the point of attack, freeing up the running back to get through the hole and into the secondary.  A fullback also adds a designated blocker to aid the quarterback, which allows fast running backs like Henderson to become an immediate pass receiver.

Of course, both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs used the fullback position with deadly effectiveness in Super Bowl LIV, like this play:

You can bet that the LA Rams head coach Sean McVay was taking notes on that play. While that was a pass play, there were equally impressive performances by fullbacks as rushers and blockers as well.

Next. WR Cooper Kupp can take the LA Rams passing game to the next level. dark

The LA Rams offense is loaded with weapons.  But too many weapons on the field at the same time means too few blockers. Now the Rams must redesign their offense to undo the numerous skill players and add enough blockers who can also run the ball and catch a pass. So far, the team is making the right moves to move the needle from decline to improve.  This hire of Coach Brown continues that progress.

2020 is looking brighter and brighter all the time.