The Power Screen (Gerald Everett)
Next up is the LA Rams power screen. While I don’t have access to the video of this one. I’ll just have to do my best to describe it to you. Bear with me, as there is a lot going on with this Rams offense.
Basically, the Rams know that they have several perimeter weapons that they can use very often as quick-out options. They spent a lot of their time Sunday night going after the perimeters and the flats with quick designs. They know that only works for so long.
Now for the wrinkle
As a result, the Rams brought tight end Gerald Everett on a shovel-pass screen look and gave him the ball, very much like the Chiefs run with Travis Kelce. The timing wasn’t as fast but instead gave the offensive line more time to develop a play downfield. Unfortunately, Everett left the game with an undisclosed back injury and was replaced in the offense by Johnny Mundt.
This is something that the Rams will use a lot this season. Everett isn’t so much a vertical threat as a receiver. He’s a pretty good blocker and can get lost in traffic sometimes – like on a screen concept where he is the receiver. His lone reception went for seven yards last night, but expect him to be used more in the near future as the Rams get deeper into the season on these types of schemes.