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Random Ramsdom 10/1: Sifting through the wreckage

Analysis following the double-nickel disaster

NFL: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Goff is holding the Rams back | FanSided

Or perhaps the Rams’ offensive line isn’t holding anyone back? You can’t turn it over four times, no matter who is to blame, but it’s a team game. Jared certainly wasn’t covering Chris Godwin on Sunday.

Limiting Todd Gurley became a problem in Week 4 for Rams, and fans deserve answers | Ramblin’ Fan

Fans may deserve answers, but by now we sure as hell know we won’t get any. The JTG odyssey took another strange turn on Sunday, to be sure. Hopefully some semblance of order will be restored on Thursday night.

Rams not panicking after tough home loss to Bucs: “We need to be better and we will be” | Rams Official

Andrew Whitworth praised the Rams’ attitude:

“I mean, really, honestly, every time on the sidelines, it was, ‘Hey guys, all we’ve got to do is go score fast and give ourselves a chance, and get a stop.’ That attitude continued no matter the score, we kept going no matter what they did.

However, he also said “get a stop,” which rarely happened on Sunday. If there’s one positive from the double-nickel disaster, it’s that the Rams didn’t show any quit.

Five things to know about the Seahawks’ Week 5 opponent, the Los Angeles Rams | Seattle Times

A look at the Los Angeles Rams by way of the great Pacific Northwest.

Depleted Rams defense to face Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson on a short week | LA Times

Presumably, the Rams will head to Seattle without the services of Taylor Rapp, Bryce Hager, and Marcus Peters. Next man up!

Todd Gurley: Thursday Night Football the ‘Dumbest Thing Ever’ | Sports Illustrated

He’s right. Not only is the quality of play generally subpar, but it places players at much greater risk of injury. We get it, Roger Goodell and the owners are all like “MONEY GOOD,” but I’d rather see a MNF double-header every week than these Turdsay night contests.

Where Have All the NFC’s Elite Teams Gone? | The Ringer

Great question. Cowgirls lose to the Saints. Packers can’t handle the Eagles. Rams soil the sheets against Jameis Winston and Co. Are we really talking about the 49ers as the class of the NFC?!

Sean McVay doesn’t have an explanation for puzzling usage of Todd Gurley | RamsWire

Maybe because Sean McVay won’t come out and say “Todd has some arthritis in his knee and sometimes he’s fine and sometimes it hurts.” Or “I am the evil spawn of Mike Martz.”

Studs and duds from Rams’ disappointing loss to Buccaneers | RamsWire

RamsWire’s version of “Stock up / Stock Down.” Pretty obvious choices as to which guys were ballers and which guys were bawlers.

Rams fall out of NFC West lead for first time since hiring Sean McVay | RamsWire

If anything, this should fire the Rams up for Thursday night. Win, then watch the Whiners lose to the (suddenly not that bad?) Cleveland Browns? Lose, and you’re staring up at two teams in your own division. Too early for a must-win?