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Random Ramsdom, 12/6: Self-proclaimed “idiot” HC Sean McVay and LA Rams prepare for tight matchup with Seahawks

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Los Angeles Rams headlines for Friday, December 6

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Rams expect another tight game against Seahawks | Rams’ official site

It has become almost routine at this point.

Regardless of whether the game has been in Los Angeles or Seattle, the Rams and the Seahawks have made a habit of playing in tight contests dating back to last season.

Head Coach Sean McVay is handling his biggest challenge yet | ESPN

“Hold up!” a loud voice echoed inside the Los Angeles Rams locker room, after a celebratory postgame cheer. John Fassel, the Rams’ special teams coordinator, stepped to the middle of the room.

McVay: “Me not being an idiot” is why Gurley is playing more | Yahoo! Sports

The Los Angeles Rams haven’t had the season they envisioned, especially less than a year after making it to the Super Bowl. They’re 7-5 and third in the NFC West, but the Rams have looked more like their old selves over the last few games. Pro Bowl running back Todd Gurley has been getting in on the action more, and there’s a reason for that.

Gurley on board with getting a bigger workload | ESPN

When Sean McVay was asked Wednesday if there was a reason behind running back Todd Gurley’s recent increase in carries, the Los Angeles Rams coach responded, “Me not being an idiot.”

A day later, Gurley didn’t disagree.

Gurley’s “been fine” with a heavier workload | Pro Football Talk

When Rams coach Sean McVay was asked this week about running back Todd Gurley has been getting the ball more often in recent weeks, he cited “me not being an idiot” as the reason why Gurley’s been a bigger factor on offense.

(WATCH) One area where Rams have led NFL since Ramsey’s arrival | Yahoo! Sports

NFL Network’s Omar Ruiz reveals one area the Los Angeles Rams have led the NFL since the arrival of cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Goff looks, sounds like a leader. Now he has to play like one | LA Times

It’s on him.

He’s the quarterback. He’s the player with the $134-million contract.

Jared Goff nodded.

“That’s part of the job, man,” he said. “That’s part of the job.”

Matthews is unapologetically focused on Rams’ surge | USA Today

Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn’t sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL’s referees this season.

Webster embraces opportunity as Rams’ new punt returner | Rams’ official site

WR Nsimba Webster is the next Eastern Washington product hoping to make an impact on the Rams.

Weddle a finalist for the 2019 Art Rooney Sportsmanship award | Rams’ official site

Rams safety Eric Weddle has been named a finalist for this year’s Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, the NFL announced Thursday. It is presented each year to an NFL player who “best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.”

Kyler Murray “disgusted” by blowout loss to Rams | Pro Football Talk

Hindsight didn’t make Sunday’s blowout defeat at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams any easier to handle for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

Schotty: Seahawks “very difficult to deal with” when run game firing | Pro Football Talk

With Chris Carson and Rashaad Penny both getting involved in the team’s rushing attack on Monday night, the Seattle Seahawks rushed for a season-high 218 yards against the Minnesota Vikings.

Rams-Seahawks: 4 key matchups to watch in Week 14 | Rams Wire

The margin for error will be slim for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night, entering this game at 7-5 and one game back of the Vikings for the sixth seed in the NFC. They badly need a win over their division rivals with the Seahawks coming to town, but getting one will be tough.

Havenstein may not get starting RT spot back when he returns | Rams Wire

Rob Havenstein has missed the last three games with a knee injury, which he suffered in Week 10 against the Steelers. Initially, it looked like a big blow to the offensive line, given Havenstein’s pedigree and how well he played last season.

Rams may not be as bad as we think | LA Sports Hub

The Los Angeles Rams have garnered a lot of criticism recently due to their fall from grace but the team is probably better than we are giving credit for.