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

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Rams DC Raheem Morris

Ok, I may be starting to sound like a broken record, but Rams Defensive Coordinator Raheem Morris does more of the same year in and year out. The only difference this year is the Rams do not have the talent they once had on the defensive side of the ball in the past. So why doesn't Morris adjust? That is the million-dollar question fans have been, and continue to ask themselves.

Look, Morris seems like a great person but something about his tactics confuses me. I caught myself taking pictures of the TV to see just how many times he had our DBs lining up more than 10 yards away from the receivers and I stopped because it was almost every play.

This play style is a major reason why the 49ers' screen plays were extremely effective. In addition to the screens, the Rams' defense got shredded on the jet sweep-style plays, especially when WR Deebo Samuel was running the ball. The Rams linebackers were too slow to catch up to him and the defensive backs were lined up way too far away in zone coverage.

Another thing that really bothered me was how little pressure Morris put on 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy toward the end of the first half. His scheme allowed the 49ers to gain huge chunks of yardage in addition to going out of bounds and stopping the clock. As If all those things weren't baffling enough, the defensive enigma did not stop there.

On two separate occasions, the 49ers lined up in an I-Formation (Once on the goal line at the end of the half and later on in the second half on a 3rd and one yard to go), and for whatever reason Morris called a defense with only a 4 man front. These calls allowed for two effortless QB sneaks; one resulting in a touchdown and the other in a 4-yard gain. Yes, you read that correctly, a 4-yard gain. If Morris continues to fail to adapt, I would not be the least bit surprised to see him gone from the Rams coaching by season's end.

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