Where there is a McVay will, there is a Snead way
Studying the transactions of the LA Rams can be very entertaining stuff, presuming that you have a lot of time to kill in the effort. The personnel moves of the LA Rams have quite a few twists, turns, and cul-de-sacs. In one moment, the LA Rams offered top dollar for the likes of quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Two years later, the team was willing to financially cripple the organization just to part ways with the players.
It was quite clear that the driving force behind the transactions was Rams’ young head coach Sean McVay. But LA Rams general manager Les Snead did not overrule the head coach. He discussed what the goals were, and what was the ultimate objective and then delivered it up to the best of his ability.
The Rams released Gurley, traded Cooks and a draft pick for a draft pick, and packaged Goff and a treasure trove of draft picks in exchange for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford.
When the LA Rams were unable to re-sign OLB Von Miller, the Rams signed completely undervalued wide receiver, Allen Robinson. After confirming interest in Bobby Wagner with the coaching staff, the LA Rams signed him up. And now, the LA Rams are rumored to have an interest in Honey Badger. I mean, why wouldn’t they? For that matter, they likely have an equal interest in Stephon Gilmore.
Both veteran defensive backs are ball hawks, a prerequisite for the secondary that DC Raheem Morris wants to build. Tyrann Mathieu is 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, but his versatility allows him to perform successfully in practically any secondary role. Gilmore is 6-foot-1 and 202-pounds, which will make an excellent addition to any secondary.