The LA Rams will have some impressive plays that will make highlight reels this season. But the Rams will have a few moments that force fans to wring their hands in frustration. But will the Rams be able to fix problems as quickly as they appear?
This was a game that deserved to be a learning process, so I'm not trying to alarm everyone about the sky falling over the LA Rams. The Rams are going to get better as the season progresses. But don't expect this to be a smooth progression. This is a young team, and for every move and formation that they have seen so far, more than a dozen such moves and formations await their future.
Was it an ambush? Did the LA Rams get the drop on the Seattle Seahawks simply because the Seahawks were ill-prepared, expect the Rams to roll over and play dead in the season opener. That certainly fits the pre-game evidence where D.K. Metcalf dissed the Rams' secondary, and then became frustrated when he was held to under 50 yards the entire game.
Rams self scout reveals some flaws in their armor
We will know far more about the qualty, grit, and resolve of this young LA Rams roster in Week 2. The Rams face their NFC West Division nemesis, the San Francisco 49ers. No matter how else you slice it, the 49ers have always proven to be a formidable foe to the Rams in recent years. And they have won a number of consecutive games against the Rams team because they simply do a better job of scouting the Rams weaknesses better than the LA Rams self scout.
It's better to recognize flaws and fix them, than to allow them to remain for opponents to exploit. Believe me, if there are recognizable and repeated flaws in the LA Rams execution on offense, defense, or special teams, the 49ers will be ready to take advantage of them.
So consider this our effort to forewarn the LA Rams over those areas that need to be reinforced this week at practices. Like what? Well, we have identified four areas from Week 1 that, if not corrected, could lead to a loss in Week 2: