LA Rams OL saving the best for (Andrew Whitworth’s) last?
Key changes for 2021
The LA Rams certainly have not been as dormant with their offensive line in 2021 as in years past. One of the key changes this year has been the addition of a new offensive line coach Kevin Carberry. Carberry was added to the team after the Rams parted ways with offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.
Carberry had to hit the floor running because the Rams lost 2020 starting center Austin Blythe to the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason. That meant that the team needed a plan instantly. Rather than draft a replacement that was the consensus among the fans, Carberry stuck to his guns and stuck with the players already on the roster.
Initially, the team planned to start Austin Corbett as center and Bobby Evans at right guard. But when the pads went on, the team suddenly reversed course and soon started Brian Allen at the center role and Austin Corbett returned to the right guard position. So far, that has worked out gloriously for the Rams.
Perhaps another key change is the addition of International Pathway Program offensive lineman Max Pircher. Picher is a huge 6-foot-7 300-pound who is a free player on the team’s practice squad. He is a quick learner and could be a key player for the Rams offensive line for years to come.
Four quarterback sacks are the best in the NFL through five games. And the Rams have faced the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals, two of the top teams at getting to the quarterback. The Rams rushing offense will gradually improve as the season progresses as well. Is this the best way to send off offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth? Well, giving him a chance to hoist the Lombardi Trophy would be a nice finish. But for now, going out each week and playing their best football is a good place to start.