Despite Week 2 loss, LA Rams have plenty of fight in them to thrill fans this season

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Offensive Line

There's a lot to digest when it comes to the Rams' offensive line. For starters, their run blocking still has a lot of room for improvement. It is easy to get distracted by RB Williams' modest success, but fans need to understand a lot of that success came in the passing game.

When it came to opening holes for the newly promoted running back, the offensive line did a mediocre job as proven by Williams' 3.7 yards per carry. The offensive line is also extremely lucky there was not a turnover when the 49er's DT Javon Hargrave shot through the line untouched and nearly took the handoff from Stafford to Williams. There was also the holding penalty by Rams TE Brycen Hopkins that erased a nice run from RB Ronnie Rivers on his only carry of the game.

On the opposite side of things, the offensive line did a phenomenal job of protecting QB Matthew Stafford, that is until right guard Joseph Noteboom left due to a shoulder injury early in the second half.

Noteboom was replaced by RG Tremayne Anchrum Jr. and the results were disastrous. The pass protection became almost non-existent, causing QB Matthew Stafford to throw under pressure consistently and resulting in his first sack of the season.

This just goes to show that the Rams' offensive line depth may still be an issue, just as it was last year. It may not be time to panic just yet, as the Rams traded for RG Kevin Dotson from Pittsburgh just before the season began. Until Rams fans can see how Dotson performs, however, there may be some cause for concern.

Offensive Line- Run Blocking: C, Pass Blocking: A, Depth: D