Turning the corner
The Rams hired an offensive coordinator named Kevin O’Connell to help quarterback Jared Goff and to infuse more game plan customization on a week-to-week basis. He has accumulated years of ideas and experience which he meticulously writes down in notebooks. He has incredible attention to detail, a key strength to help head coach Sean McVay with the offense this year.
The team added defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to add more opponent game planning, designing the defense to stop that week’s opponent, all the while disguising what the defense plans to do. The team added special teams coordinator John Bonamego to elevate the special team play from the bottom third of the NFL to among the top five.
Like the David Bowie song lyrics, “Ch Ch Ch Changes, turn and face the strange”. These coaches’ careers are on the line now, they have gone “all in” with the Rams fortunes. And they are the insider lot, while we speculate from the bleachers. Whether you feel pessimistic or optimistic, you can believe the new coaches are very bullish for the LA Rams this year.
Fans see approximately 50 percent of the roster, while coaches must have deep knowledge about the entire team roster. You can bet Kevin O’Connell, Brandon Staley, and John Bonamego are already fully versed in the Rams’ roster and have already begun weighing into the front office who the team must re-sign and who the team cannot afford going forward. In the end, perhaps the new coaching hires are indeed the wise men. And for those of you who do not see it, perhaps you are one of the blind mice.