When will the defense get back to shutting down offenses?— Frankie Juve (@Frankiejuve) October 3, 2017
That happened after halftime last week.
What changes did you notice that caused the dramatic improvement defensively in the second half last week?— Alex Washburn (@WASH_tubb) October 3, 2017
What I saw was the Rams forcing the Cowboys into third and 7+ situations. That allowed the pass rush to be a bit more aggressive and force three consecutive punts to start the second half. It’s an elementary football concept, but one that the Rams defense had struggled with up until the second half last week.
Is it me or does maurice alexander not make plays this year?— Excellence281 (@Excellence281) October 3, 2017
It’s not just you. Maurice Alexander was tagged by many as a breakout candidate for this season. He was finally going to see extended playing time and seemed poised for a big season. Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out that way. Hopefully the defensive resurgence we saw last week will carry over and boost Mo’s play.
As of right now what's Seattle's injury board looking like? 2 maybe 3 starters out?— Treyvas Scott (@MrTreyB12) October 3, 2017
Check out Sosa’s latest injury recap here.
What role will Mike Thomas play in McVay's offense coming off of suspension?— Treyvas Scott (@MrTreyB12) October 3, 2017
If I had to speculate, I would say that Thomas’ role would be limited this week. I’m not saying he doesn’t grow in to a more pronounced role as the season progresses, but I’ll think he’ll be eased in. That said, McVay has shown a desire to spread the ball around so I wouldn’t be surprised to see Thomas make a big play or 2 Sunday either.
Why haven't the LBs been able to get off blocks and quickly find the opposing RBs in the holes. Is it more scheme or technique based?— Treyvas Scott (@MrTreyB12) October 3, 2017
Treyvas is just loaded with questions this week. I see Mark Barron and Alec Ogletree really struggling with gap assignments and it has really shown in the Rams run defense. If the ILB misses an assignment, it blows the hole open for 70 yard Alfred Morris runs.