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Who is the engine of the Los Angeles Rams’ offense?

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Who truly makes the LA Rams’ offense go?

Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay congratulates QB Jared Goff and RB Todd Gurley (30) after a touchdown in Week 2, Sep. 17, 2017. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Is there a single person responsible for making the Los Angeles Rams’ offense go?

I suppose there’s a case to be made for head coach Sean McVay, who’s been dubbed an offensive genius over the past two years. I mean, he was the catalyst that took the Rams’ offense from worst to first, right? The quarterback position is the most important in all of sports, is it not? So Jared Goff could certainly stake a claim.

Over at NFL Network, Bucky Brooks took a stab at identifying the “offensive engine” for all 32 NFL teams. It wasn’t relegated to players - as he opted to pick two head coaches (BearsMatt Nagy and 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan) - though he did select 17 quarterbacks, none of which were Goff.

No. It was, maybe unsurprisingly, Rams’ running back Todd Gurley that Brooks feels gets the offense going. Here’s Bucky’s take:

Yes, we’ve heard plenty of chatter regarding Gurley’s arthritic knee and durability concerns all offseason. But look at No. 30’s production over the past two seasons. He is an electric playmaker with a dynamic game that makes him the ultimate weapon as a runner/receiver in the backfield. Although Jared Goff has made strides as a franchise quarterback, the Rams are still at their best when the offense runs through Gurley.

As Brooks notes, the knee is a thing. It’s been a major storyline over the course of the offseason, dating back to the playoffs and most notably the Super Bowl. When September rolls around, we’ll find out if it is indeed Gurley that makes things click for the offense.

For now, we speculate. Did Brooks get it right?

Poll

Who is the Rams’ offensive engine?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Sean McVay
    (273 votes)
  • 19%
    Jared Goff
    (120 votes)
  • 31%
    Todd Gurley
    (191 votes)
  • 3%
    Other. Respond in the comments below
    (21 votes)
605 votes total Vote Now