Are LA Rams new coordinators: 3 wise men or 3 blind mice?

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From the optimistic side

The Rams took a chance in 2019 which may not have paid off immediately, but the team is in great shape for 2019.  The Rams offensive line, while inexpensive, improved dramatically over the course of the season. Despite shaky debuts, the team will welcome back Joe Noteboom and Brian Allen to compete for playing time in 2020.

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The team traded for guard Austin Corbett in 2019, who returns to train with the Rams this year.  Both Bobby Evans and David Edwards earned valuable experience last season and will be even more ready this season.

The Rams have been very successful in the NFL filling niche needs.  The Rams continue to land NFL caliber talent among the ranks of the undrafted free agents. And the Rams continue to coach up players from wide-eyed novice rookies into roll-up-the-sleeves NFL veterans looking to contribute.

Jared Goff’s down season will be addressed this season by the direct coaching of new offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell.  If O’Connell can help Washington Redskins rookie QB Dwayne Haskins put in a competitive game in 2019, he can ensure Rams QB Goff wins consistently in 2020. And O’Connell will help the team game plan to place Goff into better situations going forward.