Why the LA Rams running game could be NFL’s biggest surprise

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LA Rams cloak and dagger secrecy over rushing attack

The LA Rams have been playing possum. There may not be an insurmountable mountain of evidence to support that assertion, but there most certainly is enough circumstantial evidence to cause suspicion.  How so? Let’s go over some observations.

For starters, the LA Rams coaching staff knows that success in cold weather means running the football and stopping the other team from doing so. A 17-game season is awfully taxing on players and is compounded by a team that continues to play for an additional five weeks needed to compete for a Super Bowl win.

It was the simultaneous soft tissue injuries to both Rams running backs Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson Jr. that first shrouded the running back in a shroud of secrecy.

But now, with the regular season just 48 hours away, both are back to full health.

Curiously, the Rams front office, the same personnel executives who were so proactive at restocking the LA Rams roster on a real-time basis, made no move to add an additional running back even to the practice squad.

As a result, nobody knows how bad, or how good, the Rams running game might be. For a coaching staff and a roster that is hell-bent on winning another Super Bowl, and has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to do so, you have to be asking yourself one basic question: What do the LA Rams know that we do not?

Hint: The Rams running attack could be very good.