3 massive questions for Rams heading to the 2024 offseason

A big offseason in Los Angeles is finally getting under way.

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The Los Angeles Rams were one of the NFL's better success stories in 2023.

While many chalked up the season as a rebuild, the team ended up being far more competitive than most expected, with their playoff berth being the cherry on top of an encouraging year. Even still, many questions are lingering with Sean McVay's team as the Rams enter the offseason, including the future of some of their Super Bowl-winning core.

So as the NFL offseason truly gets underway, here are three major questions that will define the Rams' next six months.

How will replacing Raheem Morris go?

Coordinators come and go, but Raheem Morris leaving to take the head coaching job in Atlanta was a big loss. In 2023, the Rams had one of the better run defenses in football: they ranked 11th in attempts, 11th in rushing touchdowns allowed, and 12th in rushing yards allowed. And while the passing numbers and DVOA stats weren't as kind to the Rams defense, it was telling how well-received the Falcons' decision to hire Morris was.

The Rams decided to replace him with Chris Shula, who was promoted from linebackers coach. Shula's found success coaching up linebackers and pass-rushers during his time with the Rams, which bodes well for a pass-rush that finished 2023 with the 4th-lowest sack total in the NFL.

There are plenty of personnel questions that'll probably make or break the Rams' defensive performance next season, but the transition from Morris to Shula will be one worth watching.