Two NFL coaches speak to the entire team. One is the head coach. The other is the special teams coach.
The special teams guy prepares six different units: Punt, punt return, kickoff, kickoff return, placekick, placekick defense. He takes players from every position group. He generally deals with the youngest part of the roster. The playmakers want no part of special teams, just as Hugh Jackman rarely sweeps the stage between Broadway acts.
As the Los Angeles Rams prepare for their third season back in Southern California, the hype surrounding the team is as high as it’s been since the Greatest Show on Turf years in St. Louis. After a flurry of surprising moves, Los Angeles has quite a few new faces in the starting lineup, each of whom have spent their time as game-changing players at their respective positions over the past few seasons.
For as many additions as the Los Angeles Rams made this offseason, they lost a significant number of players, too. Granted, many of those departures were by choice for the Rams, either by way of free agency or trades.
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The Rams have two players on this list. RB Todd Gurley and PR/KR Pharoh Cooper.
Injuries are an unavoidable reality in the NFL. They’re going to happen, it’s just a matter of how a team responds to them. The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a number of devastating injuries last season en route to their Super Bowl win. The Vikings, whom they beat in the NFC title game, endured the same.
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One of the great NFL rivalries appears to be resurfacing in the NFC West.
The Rams were the kings of the West in 2017 and, while they have added significantly to their ranks in the offseason, they appear to have a worthy challenger in the 49ers.
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Believe it or not, the Los Angeles Rams came into the picture all the way back in 1936 when they were established in Cleveland as part of the American Football League (AFL). Eventually, the Rams would not only go on to become part of the NFL, but also would make the move to Los Angeles for what ended up being the first of two stints. The most recent one took place just three years ago.
There were only 294 targets thrown to comeback routes last season and only 15 receivers saw at least five in their direction. The Rams’ new $80-million man led that group with 11 targets next to his name and he caught six of those targets for 92 receiving yards.
In his third year, Jared Goff has the training-camp drill down. Drive up, sign in, grab a key and take a golf-cart ride to a sparsely furnished UC Irvine dorm room. Goff could be visiting for a while longer.