LA Rams coaches skipping NFL Combine to plan 2020 miracle

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How do you coach that?

Practically anything is coachable in the NFL. So let’s break down the list, just like the Rams coaching staff would be forced to do. This off-season, the LA Rams coaching staff are likely identifying their off-season objectives. The list will look something like this:

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I – Restore Jare Goff to pro-bowl form.  That will require making him comfortable in the pocket, ensuring he has a solid running game, and giving him high percentage passes to complete.
Which leads to:

II- Improve the offensive line.  The offensive line needs to create a better quarterback pocket. Better competition in training camp. Emphasize pass blocking fundamentals. Expand maximum protection plays – 2 tight end sets, optional fullback. Work run-pass option plays

III – Run Pass option – Create better running play distribution. Create more pass options on first and second downs.  Improve running back Todd Gurley’s yards-per-carry average. Increase the number of carries for running back Darrell Henderson. Help defense by winning the majority of games time of possession battle.

IV- Optimize defense – Better competition in training camp. Emphasize versatile productive defenders in the draft. Create better opportunities for defensive linemen Aaron Donald to win at the line of scrimmage. Disguise defensive coverages.

V -Be a top 5 pass defense – The LA Rams were the 12th rated pass defense in 2019. Now with the addition of cornerback Jalen Ramsey, the emergence of cornerbacks Troy Hill, David  Long Jr., Nickell Robey-Coleman, and the tandem of safeties John Johnson III and Taylor Rapp, the Rams should be within reach of a top-five pass defense

VI – Improve upon defending the run – The LA Rams were the 19th rated run defense in 2019. In the face of NFC West offense leaning heavily upon running the ball, the Rams need to improve their run defense to counter the rival teams’ offenses.