The LA Rams have quite a predicament right now, don’t they? Who knew that the skills of veteran outside linebacker Von Miller, running back Sony Michel, and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would be so very difficult to replace? Now, I’m not trying to embellish the impact of those veterans added last season to the LA Rams roster. After all, this team has suffered countless injuries to starters on the offensive line, at running back, at wide receiver, and at defensive back.
So it’s impossible to separate the injury impact from the rest of the field. The LA Rams at 3-3 are there due to complex issues, not simply due to the impact of not having three players on the roster this season.
All that being said, there is no denying that the LA Rams are struggling to put pressure on the opposing quarterback (Von Miller), to field a strong complementary receiver to take some of the pressure off WR Cooper Kupp (Odell Beckham Jr.) and to find a running back who can rush for over 100 yards per game (Sony Michel).
Rams are in the market for . . . RB?
The LA Rams may be late to the roster roundup, but they were certainly hot on the trail to acquire RB Christian McCaffrey from the Carolina Panthers. So how did that turn out?
After trying to acquire Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey, have the Rams given up on the effort to improve this roster, hunkered down, and are willing to see how far this team can get them ‘as is,’ even as the NFL Trade Deadline approaches?
Whether to get better now is really not a question to be asking, is it? The LA Rams have been in win-now mode since trading for veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. The fact that the Rams front office added RB Sony Michel, OLB Von Miller, and WR Odell Beckham Jr. to the roster, and that each player became a key cog in the machinery that led to the Rams winning Super Bowl LVI merely reinforced the team’s passion to improve the roster up to the last moment possible.