LA Rams coaches skipping NFL Combine to plan 2020 miracle

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The LA Rams coaching staff will virtually skip the entire NFL Combine to develop a miraculous plan to restore the team’s fortunes in 2020

The LA Rams coaching staff seem to be frantically searching for answers right now. Well, maybe just THE answer.  To place this into a similar theatrical context, they are the equivalent of the cast of Monty Python and they are in search of the proverbial Holy Grail right now. We had recently written an article suggesting Rams general manager Les Snead needs either a miracle or simply to bite the bullet on bad contracts in 2020.  The Rams coaching staff are looking for that miracle for Les Snead.

I’m referring to a coaching action plan which will simultaneously jump-start the careers of WR Brandin Cooks, RB Todd Gurley, QB Jared Goff, and RT Rob Havenstein, plus plug the roster holes on defense in the face of losing four starters to the 2020 NFL Free Agency market, establish their 2020 NFL Draft Big Board, create sufficient roster depth and create contingency plans in case any of the previously mentioned actions plans fail.

Quite the homework assignment for three new NFL coordinators, isn’t it?  So much to do, so little time. But let’s not overdramatize this. Each of the new coordinators discussed their component of a team’s action plan during their interview.  We know from the recent press conference that head coach Sean McVay had lengthy conversations with new offensive coordinator, Kevin O’Connell, about game managing, offensive playbooks, and play-calling specifically to each week’s opponent.

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At the same press conference, new defensive coordinator Brandon Staley gave a brief synapse as to how he would optimize the Rams’ defensive players during his interview. Of course, that is all relative, as the Rams have four defensive starters with expired contracts. Likewise, special teams coordinator John Bonamego discussed how he would integrate his management style with long-time Rams’ special teams’ players by opening regular lines of communication with each player.