Who are the most dangerous weapons on the LA Rams offense right now? If you ended up naming quarterback Matthew Stafford, wide receiver Cooper Kupp, and tight end Tyler Higbee, you have been paying attention to the LA Rams and the 2022 NFL season so far.
But the Rams likely plan to count on those same players to excel in the NFL Playoffs, if the team earns a spot in postseason play, that is. So we’ve touched on the topic of how wise is it to burn through the team’s best players on the roster this early in the season.
The video discussion shared by Dan Orlovsky below is gold, and the reason that it is such a timely message from the Rams right now is that the Rams offense has overwhelmingly favored the pass at times when a normal distribution of passing and running play.
If the Rams are passing 70 percent of the time, then any play-action passing is relatively ineffective because defensive players are not concerned with the Rams running backs carrying the football.
The conversation above is excellent because the discussion involves real NFL players talking about their own experiences on NFL teams and what works, and what doesn’t. Selling the run on a play-action pass only works if the offense runs out of that formation. Right now, the LA Rams are not running the football very often out of any formation.
It comes down to keeping defenses guessing. There is almost no guesswork to it when defenses prepare to face the LA Rams offense right now. Almost every fan in the NFL can name the LA Rams’ most oft-used offensive weapons as QB Stafford passing to either WR Kupp or TE Higbee. Until the LA Rams’ offense breaks that pattern, they will continue to struggle to find wins.