Whether it was cohesion issues upfront with the new look offense line (not to mention the loss of starting RG Austin Blythe), or timing/accuracy issues passing; something has to give with the offense. We cannot keep moving forward like this.
Defense, keep doing you. You are doing great, sweetie.
Enough of me ranting, lets recap Sean’s five Rams to watch from Week 3:
QB Jared Goff
Things are starting to not look so good for the Rams’ new $134m dollar man. Whatever his deal his, he’s gotta get down to the nitty gritty of it because it is starting to be a detriment to the team. His three turnovers could have been costlier if it were not for WRs Brandin Cook’s and Cooper Kupp’s stellar performances. Ditto for the defense.
Get it together, son!
RB Todd Gurley
A stout defense was the logical explanation given for Todd’s lackluster numbers in Week two. What is the reason for Week 3?
Gurley’s putrid 43 yards on 14 carries (a 3.0 per clip average) was evident in Sunday night’s win — the offense never truly got going. With the running game pretty much nonexistent, the opposing defense zeroed in on Jared Goff and the passing game.
RT Rob Havenstein
Big Rob has struggled as of late, and the struggles continued against the Cleveland Browns. How much of his poor play has come as a result of being on the same side as backup-turned-starter Jamil Demby — who’s struggled mightily on his own accord — who knows? But the offense (and Jared) need Hav’ to get it crackin’.
DL Aaron Donald
AD was his normal disruptive self at the Dawg Pound. He blew up multiple running plays in the backfield. He also finally tacked on a sack! Yay, yuppy! Okay, lets now move on from that. As long as Aaron is creating havoc (which we know he will), it is a win for the Rams.
K Greg Zuerlein/P Johnny Hekker
Special teams had a quiet, if not unspectacular night. K Greg the Leg smashed in his first field goal from 53-yards out, but then whiffed on a 40-something yard field goal attempt, only to later boot in a 37-yarder. Johnny H punted only twice that night for 79 total yards — his long being a 41-yard punt.