The LA Rams are not a team that made any sense to chase the best players with the biggest sack of cash right now. While that may not have sat well with some fans who love the thrill of the 'big deal,' to charge their interest in the LA Rams chances, the best moves are sometimes simply doing nothing at all. Does that mean the LA Rams won't earn a playoff berth this season? While the 3-6 Rams are unlikely to beat the odds for post-season competition, the Rams could turn the corner after their Week 10 BYE.
Have I found a keg of LA Rams Kool-Aid? Did i don my emergency pair of rose-colored glasses?
Quite the contrary. The LA Rams may actually be better off now. After doing nothing at the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline, the Rams front office chose other methods to improve their current roster. Let's focus on three upgrades that may get the Rams into more competitive form for the second half of the season
But before we do, let's tough base on some players who have been added who are doing the right things in the right way so far. On special teams, I am certainly impressed with new kicker Lucas Havrisik. While he has a small number of field goal attempts, and no extra point attempts yet, he certainly has proven that he has both accuracy and power on a sloppy football field in Week 9, booming a 52-yard field goal. Keep him on your radar.
Another solid performer is the addition of RB Darrell Henderson Jr. Not for his running ability, but for his ability to block defenders who break through the line of scrimmage. That ability to stop pass rushers is a vital component to restoring the Rams passing attack.
While we are on the running back room, let's mention rookie running back Zach Evans, who has done next to nothing so far this season. The Rams have indicated that he will see some playing time after the BYE, and not a moment too soon.