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Random Ramsdom, 1/16: Tom Brady, Torry Holt, and the upcoming free agents

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Tom Brady To Rams? Why QB Does (And Doesn’t) Make Sense For LA - NESN

Why would they be a fit? The Rams are ready to win now. They’re one year removed from losing to the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, have a talented roster with good weapons and one of the best head coaches in the NFL in Sean McVay. Adding to that, McVay just hired Kevin O’Connell, a former Patriots quarterback familiar with Brady, to be his new offensive coordinator.

Silver: Packers’ Matt LaFleur may consult Sean McVay to prep for 49ers rematch - 49ers WebZone

McVay was able to have more success with his quarterback, Jared Goff, during the second meeting. Goff passed for 74 yards against San Francisco in Week 6, and then 323 yards during Week 16. Like Goff, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had his worst game of the season against the 49ers, passing for 104 yards during Week 12. He’s hoping for a Goff-like rebound, as well.

Sean McVay Opts For Young Coordinators; Who Are They? - LAFB Network

McVay also signaled that he was spread too thin this year and needed an actual offensive coordinator which he hadn’t had since Matt LaFleur left for Tennessee two seasons ago. It wasn’t clear if McVay would go with youth or experience? It turns out McVay believes wisdom’s a gift he’d trade for youth because he went with two young coordinators in Kevin O’Connell on offense and Brandon Staley on defense. This time McVay is the most senior voice in the room which is a dramatic turn from where he was when he took the Rams’ gig at 31. So what will these two youthful voices bring to the Rams?

Watch: Former Rams WR Torry Holt makes case for Hall of Fame - Rams Wire

“I do,” Holt said when asked if he thinks he’ll be inducted. “I feel like I’m definitely getting the respect that I worked for. And I do feel like I’ll be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Will it happen this year? I hope so, it’d be great. But I’m a finalist. It’s just a matter of when now.”

NFL player Brandin Cooks surprises single mom with furnished home - TODAY

For one mother and her children who have been experiencing homelessness, Christmas this year will be a bit brighter. The family members recently moved into their forever home with the help of LA Family Housing and a very special elf, Los Angeles Rams player Brandin Cooks.

The 50 best available NFL free agents in 2020 - ProFootballFocus

9. Cory Littleton: Littleton has quietly become one of the best coverage linebackers in the league, capable of running the seam with tight ends and closing quickly on running backs underneath. He has 18 pass breakups and six interceptions over the last two seasons, and he’s posted a 90.6 coverage grade that ranks third-best in the league. However, while potential suitors are going to love Littleton’s ability to affect the passing game, he has had his struggles against the run. His 50.8 run-defense grade ranks just 103rd out of 126 qualifiers over the last two years, so that could hurt his value for teams looking for an all-around three-down linebacker.

Rams COO confirms new uniforms, helmets, colors and logo are coming in 2020 - Rams Wire

The Rams have frequently mentioned the desire to honor the franchise’s history, while also modernizing their look for the 21st century. Whether that means their new uniforms will be a tweak to the beloved throwbacks or an homage to the past with a white-and-blue look is yet to be determined, but we should find out soon enough.