The LA Rams may not be the prettiest team in the NFL, nor the team with elegance and grace. Sometimes the Rams have been criticized for being too physical and emotional by detractors, while at other times the team has been criticized for being not physical enough. ‘Too soft’ was the term that was particularly hurtful, as the Rams were sitting on a winning record, and have been winning in all but one season during LA Rams head coach Sean McVay’s watch.
The problem that NFL analysts and pundits have is that there is no correct descriptive term for the LA Rams organization. This is a team that covers too many categories at once, or none often enough.
But, best of all, the Rams have found the niche to reinvent themselves often enough on offense to throw defensive coordinators into a tizzy. The Rams’ latest ‘experiment’ on offense is the multi-dimensional role of wide receiver Ben Skowronek. Because he is big and powerful, the Rams have been cycling him through both wide receiver and fullback roles, and have found some success with him in both spots.
His lead block for the Rams’ rushing touchdown by Cam Akers was textbook perfect and was just one of the multiple key blocks he initiated to get the offense on track.
Typically, the term scowling means to frown in an angry or bad-tempered way. But the LA Rams are Skow’ling after their Week 3 victory. Thanks to the performance of Rams FB/WR Ben Skowronek, they may be Skow’ling a lot this season.