V – Rams remember how to rush the passer
The LA Rams have some dangerous defensive players. It’s a solid defensive line, a dangerously deceptive secondary, and a developing group of linebackers. All said the defense has enough fire-power to make any NFL quarterback uncomfortable. While the Rams have been in the vicinity at times this season, they have yet to make a quarterback run for his life from the pocket.
Daniel Jones will be passing a lot against the Rams in week four. The Giants watched a lot of footage that exposed the Rams secondary against slot receivers and crossing patterns. Creating reasons for a cornerback to hand off a receiver to safety Taylor Rapp usually resulted in great things for the offense.
The Rams know that they will face similar offensive plays until they can stop the offense from doing so. One way is to improve in the secondary. But the Rams have let quarterbacks become far too cozy in the pocket. It’s time to make quarterbacks uncomfortable. The LA Rams defensive line can certainly do that, as the Rams have gotten pressure from Michael Brockers, Morgan Fox, Leonard Floyd, and standout Aaron Donald.
But this is a game where I feel the Rams younger edge rushers show up. Samson Ebukam, Jachai Polite, Justin Hollins, and Ogbonnia Okoronkwo have a chance to take some of the pressure off of Donald and put in on Daniels, and they do today. The Rams will stunt just enough to confuse the struggling Giants’ offensive line. As they all turn to block Donald, the Rams will exploit the straight shot at the quarterback and record four or more sacks today.