What if the LA Rams are out of the FA market already?
LA Rams’ front office takes an End Game strategy
My gut instincts tell me that the LA Rams are still craving another defender who can move the needle for the team. My head is starting to feel differently. The LA Rams have complete confidence in their processes, and recent comments by Rams GM Les Snead referred several times to the fact that the Rams front office deadlines are not when the NFL Draft hits, but rather when the team must reduce the roster to 80 players, and then 53 players in time for the 2022 NFL season.
It’s the same story as the NFL Draft. Each year for the past three seasons, the LA Rams fanbase is certain that the team needs to draft multiple offensive linemen. But when the team enters the draft, invariably the top selections are for offensive skill players. If the team does draft an offensive lineman, he will be chosen on Day 3 in either round six or seven and will be almost certainly redshirted for a season.
And all of these strategies have worked.
Sacrificing pieces to win it all
I was all-in with the belief that the Rams were still cooking up efforts to free up cap space, sign a free agent (or two) to solidify the defense, and then call it good. But after rewinding Les Snead’s conference call about a dozen or so times where he is updating the team’s offseason activity and strategy, I’m torn on the matter. See for yourself in the video below.
I know as a fan, I want the team to do ‘more’. But I cannot lie. I think LA Rams GM Les Snead has taken the team’s roster further than many could. And he does have a pattern, almost an annual ritual, that he adheres to and we have to simply go along for the ride. This team does incredible damage by taking their time and vigilantly monitoring the NFL Waiver wire.
So be it. In Les we trust. What are your thoughts? Are the Rams done already? Should they be? Have they done enough?