LA Rams: Can Rams field a Top-5 scoring offense in 2021?

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As the LA Rams are nearing the start of a new season of football (hey, 2021 is nearly half over), we’ve been doing our part to range the expectations for the team this year. There are certainly some pieces to be optimistic and excited about. On the other hand, there are some pieces that may be overestimated as well.

What it comes down to is how effective will the LA Rams offense be this season. So let’s break that down somewhat. Of course, any estimation of the 2021 season is not based on facts. It’s the best guesstimate (some refer to as a SWAG, Scientific Wild Ass Guess) principle. Much like an appraisal, the objective is to assess/value the Rams offense that is unknown  So how do we do that?

Some take a swing at the various pieces and add the sum of the parts to create the whole picture. While it does become defendable to do so, that depends on the ability to right-size the contribution of about eight offensive players, and then hope that the inaccuracies offset as they are compiled into one big offensive scheme.

Of course, there are other methods. Appraising home value uses the comparison of three similarly sized and located home sales to create the best value of the unknown home. That same principle can be applied to the LA Rams.

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Three teams have installed a veteran quarterback into their offense recently: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Tennessee Titans, and the Chicago Bears.  Let’s examine how those three offenses compare to the Rams 2021 configuration.