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    In our three losses this year......Rams averaged 300 yds passing and 70 yards rushing. Since we dropped the consecutive games, Rams have averaged roughly 200 yds passing (well below season average) per game and over 225 yds rushing per game. (above season average)

    I think McVay switched it up after defenses dared us to pass. The Bears and Eagles were formidable in pass defense taking out our mid range routes. Since McVay has switched it up My question is, now that (perhaps) opposing defense will be looking to stop our run game what does he have up his sleeve this week? Has to give our opposition something to think about at very least........???

  • #2
    CJ is what happens...and Gurley

    Press coverage is the best way to defend against the Rams WRs--problem with that is it leaves the middle open for Gurley or CJ to chew up yards. That is putting a lot of pressure on your defensive front to handle the run. And actually that is the best over all defense to put on the Rams....allow the Rams to run but don't allow the rams to raddle off 20yards or more on passes and speed the game up--because the Rams defense "might" drop the hammer on your offense

    The next "trick" I'd say is Special teams (been rather quiet of late) but mostly the TE. Yes as a defense you can defend against the run and pass but take a page out of the Patriots playbook and the Chiefs and that leaves the TE. Its near impossible to defend against all 3. If the Rams are allowed enough time to "delay" a pass rush and allow a TE to slip off a block, its 10-to-15yard chunk plays. Again that is if the Rams OL can hold off a pass rush just long enough to make use of TE. Which puts the screen play back from the playbook. Normally a defense has to put a fast LB on a TE to neutralize him in one-on-one. It leaves a void to do so and thus a RB screen exploits the voided spot where a LB would normally be.

    And that really is the first of a two headed snake the Rams have used in 2018 that has found success. Motion/shifts and misdirection first while getting a defense to second guess themselves being the other head to that snake. Its also why the Rams dropped those games--a disciplined defense has to play the odds and maintain their assignments. Yes a Rams player will make a play and move the chains but over all the odds over numbers of plays favor the defense and a stop is made.

    For the Rams going forward, its first they can't be predictable; need to show something different that game tape hasn't shown them do before; and power football at the point of attack to beat a disciplined defense. The Rams can't afford to count on the opposing defenses to fall for the shifts/motions/misdirection but first have to focus on imposing their will on that defense then sting them with the first of the 2-headed snake
    Last edited by Ram Dragoon; -01-13-2019, 04:04 PM.

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    • #3
      I was wondering if McVey realised that these were the teams that we would meet in the playoffs and didn't want to show them too much to soon

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      • #4
        We need to run the ball successfully against new orleans. Not complicated.

        ramming speed to all

        general counsel

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        • #5
          We have two excellent running backs instead of one. The Pats got to where there have been through successful rehab projects. It looks like we may have one of our own with C.J.

          Goff does better with less pressure, and the running game relieves the pressure so he can pass if needed. The Saints have a good defense, but the Cowboys did, too.

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          • #6
            I was wondering of you guys thought that McVay adjusted after losses........seems to me we turned into a power running game (after Goff horrible December)and we sort of lucked into CJ to really kick that along. way different offense then the first 11 games IMO.

            As i said last week....playoffs are won in trenches. i

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            • #7
              Obvious that the OL and DL have stepped it up a notch and that's what you want to see. I think the Rams have had a power running game and lately they are just featuring that part of the offense. CJ has the mental and physical skills that fit well with the Rams blocking scheme. He has great vision, excellent patience, shifty footwork and a compact frame to utilize the run lanes that the line is creating.

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