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WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by PARAM
Elvis wrote:If you listen to today's PC you'll hear there is no QB coach but O'Connell will be handling most of the usual QB coach duties.


I wonder if Waldron is still passing game coordinator and Kromer the run game coordinator? Sounded to me like O'Connell's primary job will be QB coach. And it makes sense because McVay is the actual OC.

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by CanuckRightWinger
Never mind this Positional Duties and Responsibilities stuff....let's get to the real crucial question here:

Does Aaron Kromer retain his same Parking Spot from 2019??!! Yes or no? ;) :arrow2: :lol2:

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by /zn/
/zn/ wrote:Well the site is updated in terms of who is on the staff, with Staley & Co. added, so my bet is that they just did not edit Waldron's entry, but he is still the qb coach.


And that bet would be wrong.

Here's McVay on all this:

MCVAY: “In a lot of instances, Kevin will assume those roles, working with those guys. Whether it’s a (Assistant Quarterbacks Coach) Liam Coen that will be in that room. (Pass Game Coordinator) Shane (Waldron) will still have some interaction, but ultimately, really Kevin will take on the typical responsibilities of a quarterback coach, if you will. Very similar to what (former Rams Offensive Coordinator) Matt (LaFleur) had done a couple years ago.

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by Elvis
/zn/ wrote:Well the site is updated in terms of who is on the staff, with Staley & Co. added, so my bet is that they just did not edit Waldron's entry, but he is still the qb coach.


I don't know what to tell you but he's not.

Check the Rams site. He's the passing game coordinator, nothing else:

Aaron Kromer
RUN GAME COORDINATOR/OFFENSIVE LINE

Shane Waldron
PASS GAME COORDINATOR



Listen to today's PC, McVay was quite clear.


WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by Elvis
Yes Kromer is still run game coordinator and Oline coach while Waldron is now only the passing game coordinator.

Re: WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by Hacksaw
sonofbums kid still on the payroll.

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by Elvis
Hacksaw wrote:sonofbums kid still on the payroll.


Wes and McVay are good friends going back to DC which is partly how McVay got Wade in the first place so i don't find this surprising...

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by Hacksaw
Elvis wrote:Wes and McVay are good friends going back to DC which is partly how McVay got Wade in the first place so i don't find this surprising...

I didn't know this. A bit awkward now comes to mind though.

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by Hacksaw
The secret to the Los Angeles Rams’ turnaround is to emulate the Minnesota Vikings
By Sosa [email protected] Feb 6, 2020, 2:11pm CST

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The 2018 and 2019 Minnesota Vikings — much like the 2018 and 2019 Los Angeles Rams — were two completely different teams, even with the majority of their roster remaining the same.

The 2018 Vikings were an 8-7-1 football team that was below average offensively, but fielded a dominant defensive unit. The 2019 team improved to a 10-6 record, finished second in the NFC North, made the NFL Playoffs, knocked off the New Orleans Saints in the Wild Card round, ultimately lost in the Divisional Round to the San Francisco 49ers, and fielded a top-8 offensive unit and top-5 defensive unit.

The team flipped a switch overnight. The defense didn’t improve a ton, though they didn’t need to. Head Coach Mike Zimmer has fielded great defenses year-after-year, but it was the offense that went from below average to a fantastic unit in just one offseason. The offense went from scoring 22.5 points per game (PPG) in 2018, to 25.4 PPG in 2019, improving from the 19th ranked offense to 8th.

You’re probably asking how, and why it’s relevant to the Rams. Let me explain.

The Vikings fielded much of the same offensive roster from 2018 to 2019. The main difference was the shakeup along the offensive line. Here are the units compared:

2018:

LT: Riley Reiff
LG: Tom Compton/Nick Easton
C: Pat Elflein/Nick Easton
RG: Mike Remmers/Nick Easton
RT: Brian O’Neill

2019:

LT: Riley Reiff
LG: Pat Elflein
C: Garrett Bradbury
RG: Josh Kline
RT: Brian O’Neill

As you can see, the Vikings identified the offensive line as a weakness, and specifically targeted the position group as a unit they wanted to upgrade. They were successful in doing just that by signing Kline in free agency to a three-year $15.5m deal, drafting Bradbury in the first round of the NFL Draft with the 18th-overall pick, and moving former third-round pick in Elflein from center to left guard.

Ultimately, these moves drastically improved their offensive line. The Vikings allowed journeymen in Compton and Easton to walk in free agency, and released the highly-paid Remmers only two years into a five-year $30m contract.

Now, I do need to also mention that starting RB Dalvin Cook went from playing in 11 games in 2018 to 14 games in 2019. Obviously, having a stud running back is going to play a role in the production of the running game, but let’s take a deeper look at the improvement of the offense across the board.

https://www.turfshowtimes.com/2020/2/6/ ... odd-gurley

Of course OT's are a bit tougher to replace.

WHIT: RAMS STRUGGLES BOILED DOWN TO LOSING SAFFOLD & SULLIVAN

PostPosted:1 month ago
by PARAM
Is it possible their only OL targets in FA are Whitworth and Blythe? Sign both and very little has changed. The question is, what are their opinions of Noteboom, Allen, Evans, Edwards and Corbett? The answer will come in free agency and the draft. But with all the capital they used in drafting four of them and trading for the other, I wonder if they don't target other areas, should they resign AW and/ or AB.