LA Rams Aaron Donald is smiling again. Look out for Week 9 matchup w Titans

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Aaron Donald has a lot to be excited about

There is a new bounce in the step of Aaron Donald, and for good reason. Donald sees what the LA Rams just did on defense, and he recognizes the potential of placing a start defender like Von Miller on the same line of scrimmage with himself, Leonard Floyd, Greg Gaines, Sebastian Joseph Day, A’Shawn Robinson, and Terrell Lewis.

But just like Aaron Donald says in the video (below):

"“This should be fun. It looks really good on paper. Now we’ve got to go out and make it happen.”"

Somehow, I don’t believe that making it happen will be as much of a challenge as you might think.

The key to this one will be the LA Rams secondary. If the Rams can get to Tannehill and force him to hurry his throws, the Rams have a good chance of winning this one. Now, the question is, can the Rams get to the quarterback?

I really think that they will in this one. Not only will nobody have a clue how the Rams will use Von Miller, but I can already see a very friendly rivalry of ‘meet you at the quarterback’ developing between Aaron Donald and Von Miller. Not just in how many sacks each player racks up, but how many blockers each player attracts from the offense.

Imagine a play where more blockers are sent after Von Miller, and what that will mean to this defense as a result?

I think the key to victory is getting DB Darious Williams back in action. Right now, that appears to be on track

If Williams is a go, the Rams can be confident that both Jones and Brown will be covered effectively. Getting Darious Williams back in Week 9 is a huge boost to the Rams defense, a unit that has benefitted from a steady flow of positive news in recent days.

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The Tennessee Titans will be an ideal matchup for the Rams’ defense because they do so many things effectively. I expect the unit to pull together well for Week 9. Not only thanks to the addition of Von Miller. Not even thanks to the return of Darious Williams. Ultimately, it’s because LA Rams All-Pro Aaron Donald is having fun once more. And when Aaron Donald is smiling, it spells disaster for the opposing offense.