A month after getting schooled by New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick in the Super Bowl, the 33-year-old Sean McVay enthusiastically played the teacher, peppering his unscripted presentation with motivational phrases and jokes that mesmerized an audience hanging on every word.
It’s not wise to underestimate Clay Matthews. He walked on at USC in 2004 and, five years later, walked out as first-round NFL draft pick.
They lost in the Super Bowl and then shed five starters, but the Rams remain contenders to return for another shot at the title. Coach Sean McVay begins his third season, having won 24 regular-season and two playoff games in his first two.
Running back Todd Gurley’s playing time will not be restricted when the Los Angeles Rams open the season against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
McVay on Gurley not being a captain: “We let the players select that” | Pro Football Talk
Rams running back Todd Gurley had been elected a team captain in 2016, 2017, and 2018. The Rams did not name Gurley a team captain for 2019.
At one point last season, Aaron Donald was facing double-teams on more than 70 percent of his pass-rush reps. Opponents refused to let him beat them, focusing most of their resources on No. 99 up front.
As is the case with every team, though, there are certain strengths and weaknesses. For example, the Rams have excellent depth and talent at wide receiver, but on the interior offensive line, there’s some concern.
Rams at Panthers: Who has the edge? | LA Daily News
Kevin Modesti takes a closer look at Sunday’s matchup and determines which team - Rams or Panthers - has the edge.
Louisiana Supreme Court dismisses Rams-Saints lawsuit | Pro Football Talk
Commissioner Roger Goodell won’t be answering questions under oath, after all.
After a Louisiana trial court judge ordered Goodell and three game officials to testify in the lawsuit filed over the outcome of the NFC Championship game, the NFL took the matter to the Louisiana Supreme Court — and the Lousiana Supreme Court gave the NFL the ultimate win.
Cat Scratch roundtable: Week 1 score predictions | Cat Scratch Reader
Check out the CSR staff predictions for the Panthers Week 1 match up with the Los Angeles Rams. (And in case you missed it, the TST staff predictions)
Panthers’ injury report: Irvin, Little ruled OUT for Sunday | Cat Scratch Reader
The Panthers have ruled edge rusher Bruce Irvin and left tackle Greg Little out for Sunday’s game against the Rams after both players missed practice all week.