Samuel Jackson: "At what point do we start Rams coaching conversation?"

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The LA Rams certainly did not inspire any optimism with a resounding loss to a not-so-good Green Bay Packers team in Week 9. In the game, the LA Rams offense, without starting quarterback Matthew Stafford, seemed unable to get out of its own way.

Despite a defensive effort that created two turnovers and held the Packers offense in check until the fourth quarter, the Rams offense was incredibly ineffective. If not for a 13-play 56-yard drive that culminated with a 52-yard by Rams kick Lucas Havrisik, the Rams would have been shut out against the Green Bay Packers.

There is no one obvious factor to blame for the ineptness of the LA Rams offense right now. Offensive linemen and tight ends are not making key blocks. Running backs are not hitting the holes with authority. Receivers continue to let passes bounce off their hands at crucial moments of the game. And backup quarterback Brett Rypien creates a strong argument why he should not be starting games in the NFL

But most importantly, you have to question the play calling of a third down and short yardage call of a jet sweep on a soggy football field that resulted in a loss of two yards. You have to question an empty backfield for a quarterback who cannot complete even 50 percent of his passes. And you have to wonder why an offense that needed to dominate the running game to have a chance of success in Week 9 did not go with a 12 personnel package.

Samuel Jackson triggers a viral moment on social media

You know that it's been a bad day when Academy Award winner Samuel L. Jackson takes to social media to pose the question that many LA Rams fans pondered after a 20-3 loss in Week 9 to the struggling Green Bay Packers.

It's a good question, and one that needs to be resolved lickety-split. With the Week 9 loss, the LA Rams offensive output has been nothing less than pedestrian. Scoring just 178 points in nine games plummets the Rams average score per game to just 19.8 points, which places the team no better than 22nd place in the NFL. Just for comparison purposes, the LA Rams averaged just 18.1 points per game in 2022, which ended the season as the 27th-ranked NFL scoring offense.

Much of that has happened before the injury to Matthew Stafford.

Despite the performance of rookie WR Puka Nacua, the Rams offense has been incredibly ineffective this season. Despite the clamoring and protests about the Rams defense, it's been an underwhelming offense that continues to show up each week with fewer than expected points, more than expected turnovers, and a game plan that feels very predictable.

If Samuel Jackson is asking the question, you can bet that others are asking the same question. Do the LA Rams have a coaching controversy?

Not yet. But you cannot rule it out if Samuel Jackson is in disbelief. The NFL is often referred to as 'Not For Long.' Does that apply to the security of LA Rams HC Sean McVay, particularly after he has just welcomed his newborn son to the world?

While I don't believe it will happen, or even could happen, nothing surprises me any more.