Solving Rams’ 2020 season is complicated
If the LA Rams ended the 2019 season with a set-in-stone action plan for 2020, there would likely be some reportable progress already headlining national sports news media. So what concrete knowledge do we have as of today?
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Well, any organization starts a review by highlighting the areas of strength, so let’s go there as well. The Rams had some areas of solid play in 2019 and can expect the team to do even better in 2020. On offense, the Rams receiving corps was solid, boasting two 1000 yards receivers in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. TEs Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett added their own bit of reception magic, combining in the 2019 season for over 1300 yards and 5 TDs.
The defense was led once again by All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald. Behind him, the Rams have a solid group of young defensive backs who are poised to lead the NFL in pass defense – including recently acquired CB Jalen Ramsey. So the team has strengths.
But the question marks over the offense hangs over the quarterback, the running backs, WR Brandin Cooks, and most of all, the entire offensive line. Question marks over the defense are the run defense, replacing the potential loss of so many free agents, depth, and helping out star defensive lineman Aaron Donald. Huge questions that require a consensus solution. Why? Solving one question mark impacts the options for other moves.