Some LA Rams fans get their wish as team starts QB John Wolford

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LA Rams John Wolford
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Offense restored

So Wolford restores the Rams’ ability to threaten a defense from sideline to sideline and from the line of scrimmage to the endzone. That is what the Rams love to do on offense, and it is what makes their offense one of the most dangerous offenses in the NFL when everything is clicking. So will Wolford get everything clicking from the first snap?

Coach McVay will likely east Wolford in slowly. So I would not expect to see any deep shots early. But that could change rapidly. If the Cardinals crowd the box with eight or more defenders, the Rams will take a shot downfield. But so many are stuck in the belief that the Rams need WR Brandin Cooks to get the ball deep downfield. That’s no longer the case, so who will deliver for the Rams?

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Wolford-Jefferson connection is real

The Rams discover an incredible connection between Wolford and rookie receiver Van Jefferson in scrimmage games. That unstoppable connection was a key reason why so many believed that Jefferson would get more action in the Rams offense this season. Unfortunately, Jefferson was never able to generate the same magic with passes from the hand of Goff. And so, Jefferson made various cameo appearances this season, but never got a shot at significant offensive snaps.

With Wolford under center and starting WR Cooper Kupp out for this game, the Rams will try to rediscover that magic between Jefferson and Wolford and I believe that they will succeed. Jefferson has surprising speed, and so far has simply not been a significant portion of the Rams offense. Yet he is a familiar receiver to Wolford, and he has yet to have a breakout game. If that does not happen, the Rams could tap WR Josh Reynolds, TE Gerald Everett, TE Tyler Higbee, or even seldom-used WR Trishton Jackson to test the Cardinals defense on the back end.