Time for concern over LA Rams rushers durability issues

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LA Rams Roster Malcolm Brown
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NFL Waiver wire?

Option II – The LA Rams front office practices middle-earth wizardry when it comes to salvaging a season after a heart-breaking injury to key players. With two running backs under load management, it could be time for another magic act by LA Rams GM Les Snead. And right now, the Rams will have plenty of options.

For my money, I’d keep an eye on former LA Rams running back Malcolm Brown. He is available, knows the Rams coaches and offense, and the Rams know him, and he delivers the durability and versatility that the Rams running back room is lacking right now.

He is not the only option for the Rams but is certainly one that offers an immediate plug-n-play option. The benefit of this option is the fact that the Rams can choose from among the best players who have been released by other teams, an avenue that the team has exploited to land a number of NFL -worthy starters.

Rework offensive playbook

Option III – The LA Rams may stick with the roster as is, but may need to modify their playbook to accommodate a lesser-than-hoped-for ground game. That could take the form of more 12-personnel packages, the occasional option of committing QB John Wolford/Bryce Perkins in an RPO play package, or simply carrying more running backs and tight ends on the roster.

This LA Rams offense is not a one-trick pony. In 2021, when the LA Rams struggled to integrate so many new receivers into the offense, the team cleverly reworked the offensive emphasis to a ground game fueled by the combination of Coleman Shelton at the center position and Sony Michel at running back. Now, the Rams may need to revisit the need to reformulate their offense once again.

Of course, to do so may mean revising the way the LA Rams roster is ultimately configured. But better to have the right roster to run the plays, rather than to have players that do not reflect what the team plans to do throughout the season.

Concerned?  You have the right to be. But this is the opportunity for the LA Rams front office to shine once more. Just sit tight, help will eventually be on the way.

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