Difficult "Ram"ifications if DC Raheem Morris lands HC promotion

Los Angeles Rams Training Camp, Raheem Morris
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Morris is a leader of men

The modern era NFL is no longer receptive to the old-school management styles of yesteryear. In olden days, what the coach said was gospel, and the only acceptable questions from players were: How high? Hor Far? Or, how long? That style of management by menu simply no longer cuts it in the NFL, as players invest nothing without a full comprehension of why.

The leadership of Raheem Morris has never been on full display than the 2023 NFL season. The Rams had one player with 10+ years of experience: DT Aaron Donald. The Rams roster held just four more players who were playing on non-rookie contracts. The Raams has 16 players on defense who were veterans but still competing on rookie contracts. And the Rams held 10 rookies on defense.

In terms of youth, the Rams defense was bursting at the seams. In terms of experience? The LA Rams defense was sorely lacking. So what was the difference maker? In any uncertain times, people tend to flock to the voice of reason, the man with a plan. And amidst all the turbulence and turmoil of the 2023 NFL season, DC Raheem Morris held his head up high and showed immeasurable confidence in his young players.

Even as young players like DB Derion Kendrick suffered mental mistakes that drew the ire of fans, Morris' faith in the young man was unshaken. Kendrick's playing time may have oscillated over the course of the 2023 NFL season, but he was not embarrassed and benched by an irate coach. Rather, the team began to slide in other players to compete for playing time with Kendrick.

The Rams roster was inherently young and inexperienced in 2023. Somehow, Morris managed to turn inexperience into the advantages of high-energy and ferocity that never ceased. The young Rams football players did not know when to 'give up,' because their defensive coordinator never game up. And so, their 'norm,' became playing ruthlessly until the final whistle.