3 reasons why LA Rams blew it by failing to trade for Ryan Kerrigan

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LA Rams chose to avoid a move at the NFL Trade Deadline. By doing so the team failed to add Wahington edge rusher Ryan Kerrigan.

The LA Rams may already be 5-3, but they would have been very wise to pursue any chance to upgrade the team’s roster. While the team is certainly winning games, there are some places the team could use an added bit of oomph.  Right now, do these LA Rams appear to be a team capable of knocking off any NFL Playoff-bound team?  I have my doubts.

The Rams are hot and cold. In some games, it seems that the defense struggles to make key stops. However, this season it seems as though the offense is stymied by defensive schemes that are commonly used, but result in the Rams playbook going haywire. The obvious thought is for the Rams to load up on offensive weapons.  But this offense has plenty of weapons.  The offensive line is playing well, and the running game seems to be capable of good things this season.

An elite defense is okay too

So, if the offense is loaded with talent, how could the LA Rams get to the next level? Well, if the Rams front office had chosen to add a dangerous defender, that would have been a positive development.  And the Rams had a spot for another veteran pass rusher. Someone like say, Washington’s Ryan Kerrigan?

Kerrigan wanted out of Washington.

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Kerrigan is a veteran player who makes no sense to remain with the Washington Football team. He is a rotational player who can still get to the quarterback. And he’s a nine-year veteran in the last year of his current contract. The LA Rams failed to trade for him, a move that the team may come to regret. Here’s why: