The LA Rams head coach Sean McVay “Absolutely!” would consider adding a fullback to the LA Rams offense in 2020
The LA Rams struggled with their rushing offense in 2019. So poorly was the showing of the Rams trio of running backs: Todd Gurley, Malcolm Brown, and Darrell Henderson, that we dove into the topic headfirst immediately after the season ended. After all, the belief at exiting the 2018 season, based upon team assurances, was that the LA Rams would manage Gurley’s workload all season, and distribute the ball to other running backs Brown and Henderson.
Brown came out of the blocks with a solid game one performance but regressed as the season wore on. Henderson never seemed to get on track.
In the end, the Rams reduced Gurley’s carries by transferring running plays to the passing game. Goff couldn’t carry the team at that level of passing, and the defense wore down as the Rams lost the time of possession battle.
As Super Bowl 54 unfolded, both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs used the fullback position with noticeable efficiency. So effective, in fact, that we were inspired to another article with five tangible methods the Rams can employ in 2020 to make the running game more effective.