The LA Rams have been playing very good football to open the 2021 NFL season. Too good? Perhaps. After all, it’s best if an NFL team peaks in the playoffs. If that is where the LA Rams are trending, to play their best football in January 2022? That is going to be some awesome football. You see, the Rams are playing very well now, and that is attracting a bit too much love from NFL analysts and talking heads.
It’s enough to make one pause and think.
Okay, I’m officially becoming a bit nervous now. To kick off October 2021, we’ve done some articles discussing the way national NFL analysts view and are discussing the LA Rams’ current status among NFL teams. Curiously, I find I am getting increasingly uncomfortable as more and more NFL talking heads are showing love to the Rams.
When the likes of Skip Bayless or Colin Cowherd start touting your team, you have cause to be concerned. Well, it seems that we have enough cause for concern now, as Colin Cowherd is officially showing some love to the LA Rams now.
The LA Rams have gone less play-action play this year than ever before. In Colin Cowherd’s video, he cites that the Rams have dropped their play-action to 25 percent of the time. That allows Stafford to just drop back and pass. It also gives the offensive line a huge advantage in that they merely drop back and pass. There are no more stunts to fake, which simplifies everything for the Rams offensive line blocking assignments too.
Too much love? Well, in the grand scheme of things, this endorsement by Colin Cowherd remains unsettling. While I believe that Stafford’s ability to pass into the jaws of the defense without deception is a positive step for the Rams offense, I would feel a bit better if Colin Cowherd wasn’t discussing it.
At least, not after just three weeks of the NFL season had passed.