How Blake Corum creates options for Rams offense to deploy 2 RBs simultaneously

Blake Corum and Kyren Williams on the football field at the same time? Here's how and why the LA Rams could create a new chapter in their offensive playbook.
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Blake Corum, Jordan Whittington
Los Angeles Rams Minicamp, Blake Corum, Jordan Whittington / Jayne Kamin-Oncea/GettyImages
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Two-fer RBs on the football field at the same time

While the LA Rams certainly planed to deploy rookie RB Kyren Williams in 2022, can the same be said of rookie RB Blake Corum in 2024? I think so, and perhaps the presence of two very capable running backs in this offense opens the door to a realm of new possibilities. Such as?

The Rams offense has been almost exclusively one that features one running back, one tight end, and three wide receivers. But could the winds of change be blowing over SoFi Stadium this season? After all, the Rams have never boast two running backs who are so similar in style with so much upside in the same backfield before. Could the team leverage their similarities to keep defensive coordinators even more stress out this season?

What if, and I'm just spit-balling here, the Rams lined up both running backs on the football field simultaneously? It's not something that I've arrived at alone. In fact, featured RB Kyren Williams is already picturing Sunday Game Day when he will line up in the same backfield as teammate Blake Corum.

And Williams imagines taking advantage of the duplicity by expanding his role in the passing game:

Will the team trial both Blake Corum and Kyren Williams in the same running back on some offensive plays in 2024? It makes sense to give it a shot. Defenses have grown adept at stopping the standard package of offensive plays. Perhaps a new wrinkle would give them something new to think about, a move that could make sense not only for the new options, but renewed vitality to the tried and true plays already in the play book.

However the Rams design their offensive plays this season, one thing is quite clear. The introduction of Blake Corum opens up entirely new chapters to the playbook. Not only does Corum contribute his touchdown-making maneuvers, but both he and Williams could be dangerous options out of the backfield as receivers as well.

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