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The Super Bowl raised questions and will test th
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The Super Bowl raised questions and will test th
e Rams resolve as they begin looking toward next season."WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub andom RamsdomSuper Bowl LIIIRandom Ramsdom 2/6: Recovery begins for Los Angeles Rams New Nicholas Scott Jersey nfl draft ,16commentsThe Super Bowl raised questions and will test the Rams resolve as they begin looking toward next season. CSTShareTweetShareShareRandom Ramsdom 2/6: Recovery begins for Los Angeles Rams Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY SportsWhat’s happening with Todd Gurley? I The RingerDanny Heifetz of the Ringer explores Todd Gurley’s late season decline, and what it could possibly mean for the Rams as Gurley’s lucrative extension kicks in. McVay sheds light on the team’s next moves.I Los Angeles Rams Official SiteHead Coach Sean McVay, who had a rough night at Super Bowl 53, provides a state of the union type of presser and addresses how the team will respond to their Super Bowl loss, fill coaching voids, as well as Andrew Whitworth’s possible retirement. Five thoughts on the Rams Super Bowl loss I Rams TalkRams Talk editor Derek Ciapala provides five takeaways from the Rams disappointing Super Bowl result. How Wade Phillips, Bill Belichick, and Brian Flores replanted a flag for defense I The RingerThe Ringer’s Robert Mays breaks down how Bill Belichick Dante Fowler Jersey , Brian Flores, and Wade Phillips were able to stay a step ahead the normally potent offenses that were stymied in the Super Bowl. Good information here, as defenses seem to be catching up to the high octane offenses that dominated much of the regular season, at least for now. Quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor accepts Cincinnati Bengals head coaching gig, leaves a void for Rams to fill I Bleacher ReportRams quarterback coach Zac Taylor has officially moved on after accepting the Cincinnati Bengals head coaching position. It will be interesting to see who the Rams decide to bring in to fill the void that Taylor leaves. Jared Goff has bounced back in the past, how will he respond to Super Bowl disappointment? I ESPNAfter a mostly dismal performance in the Super Bowl, quarterback Jared Goff will once again look to regroup and elevate. ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry takes a look at the rugged path the Goff has already overcome and whether or not he will overcome this latest setback to achieve his ultimate goal. Will Saff stay or go? Rams guard ponders free agency.I Rams WireWill Rodger Saffold stay with the Rams? Earlier this season the Rams’ talented guard indicated that he may consider a home town discount in order to remain in Los Angeles, but his town seems to have changed in his latest comments regarding free agency. It’s hard to imagine that another team will not pay handsomely to try to lure Saffold away. Let’s hope the Rams can work some kind of deal out to retain him. The Los Angeles Rams get another shot at the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship game. But the Saints look stronger than ever. Not because they’re putting up massive numbers Replica Nicholas Scott Jersey , but because they’re executing when they have to and taking advantage of nearly everything a defense gives them. Drew Brees dissected the Eagles’ pass-defense (73 completion percentage) and his receivers found space between the layers of zone coverage. If the Rams defense doesn’t keep New Orleans from executing (especially on third-down), then it’s going to be a long afternoon and a long off-season. Burn ‘em shortThe Eagles ran seven plays in the third quarter because the Saints consumed an overwhelming majority of the block to score their first touchdown. Time and again, the Saints were put in situations that should have killed drives. They had a touchdown and plays called back due to penalties and they faced several long-yard situations. But the Saints stayed on the field by consistently moving the ball and converting on third down, both of which were accomplished through mostly short passes. Of the Drew Brees 12 throws in the third quarter, only two went for more than 10 yards. Michael Thomas wasn’t catching bombs from Brees. He was taking the short passes underneath and getting yards after the catch. Of his three catches on this drive, Thomas racked up 27 yards after the catch. This was a third-and-long situation. The Eagles stopped Kamara from putting a dent on the previous 2-and-20 play. Thomas manages to find space between Philly defenders and probably would have gotten a favorable spot if he was dropped there. But again, Thomas wanted more and got an extra six yards for a 20-yard gain. About 40 percent of Thomas’ receiving yards came after the catch and he finished the season sixth in the NFL with 383 yards. He’s fifth in the postseason with 55 yards (about 32 percent of his receiving total). He’s third among receivers whose teams are still in the playoffs. Dig those gapsLike the Dallas Cowboys did in the second half against the Rams, the Saints passing game took advantage of the gaps in the zone-defense. They did this primarily with dig routes. The Eagles linebackers played up near the line of scrimmage Stitched Nicholas Scott Jersey , even in clear passing situations. When they did drop back in coverage, it was mostly ineffective as the biggest passing targets had already run past them. Receivers like Thomas and even Ted Ginn Jr. (who is playing/alive and still good) had solid gains between defenders throughout the game. CB Aqib Talib is most likely going to be responsible for covering Thomas, which means CB Marcus Peters will cover guys like Ginn. While he had just three catches against the Eagles, Ginn was targeted seven times. Taysom HillThis is what Tim Tebow would look like if he wasn’t such a stuck up turd. “Switching positions just wasn’t in my heart,” said a guy who is barely with the New York Mets. Sure, he has a hot fiancee and is rich and actively works for ESPN, but he wouldn’t play H-back, so I hate him. Anyway....The last time the Rams played against Hill Nicholas Scott Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , he wasn’t much of a factor (two runs for 10 yards). This time around, he could be an active threat in the passing game both as a receiver and a quarterback. The play above was an incomplete pass, but watch how Hill gains a favorable look against the Philly secondary. He gets ahead of the corner, but has to slow down for an underthrown ball. The Saints had this called back because of a holding penalty. The Eagles tried to defend the third-down conversion and have their Cover 1 safety drop down for the out route, which left the defensive backfield wide open for Alvin Kamara. This was a beautiful pass by Hill that would have been an easy touchdown for the Saints. New Orleans was second in the league on fourth-down conversions (13-of-16) and they’re currently batting 1.000 in the postseason (2-of-2). It helps to have Hill on plays like this. The Eagles knew it was coming and was unable to stop it.
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