LA Rams offense ‘sloppy’: Matthew Stafford with bad options or bad optics?

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One of the challenges with going ultraconservative with a team’s roster is that inevitable requirement to shed the protective bubble and go for broke. The LA Rams offense, all backups, struggled with the worst offensive output of any NFL team when facing the LA Chargers. Why make such a big deal?

Like I said at the time, it’s just one data point.  One data point from the backups on the roster is not a problem unto itself. But now we’ve got another ‘just one point.’ to talk about. And yes, we’ll talk about it. If it leads you to believe that we are overreacting, you can talk about that too. That’s what we do, we discuss the LA Rams. Let’s get to it.

One of the alternatives to the LA Rams holding out the starters (up to 35 as claimed against the LA Chargers) is because they will engage the starters more actively in the joint practice sessions as scheduled between the Rams and both the Dallas Cowboys and the Las Vegas Raiders. The trick to it is that the Rams starters must play well. What if…?

Well, we’ll let ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry fill in the bad optics of the offense in the joint practice session. What if…?

…the offense, and Matthew Stafford, look sloppy? Does that come without repercussions? Well, we are soon to find out. For all intents and purposes, we now have two data points where the rushing offense has been stuffed by two separate defenses. And per the showing of the passing offense today, it appears that quarterback Matthew Stafford was unable to find the mark.

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Contextually, there is a difference. And that could prove to be a bit of a problem that we will touch upon later on.