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Rams plan to maintain Brandon Staley’s defense under Raheem Morris

The defense should look very similar in 2021.

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On Tuesday afternoon, general manager Les Snead met with the media to discuss a number of topics, including the team’s current loyalty to Jared Goff going forward and whether or not the defense will change, if at all, underneath new coordinator Raheem Morris.

Snead made sure to let the fans and media know that the Rams do not plan on making major changes to the scheme that helped them become the top-ranked defense in the league this past season. Per Snead, they want to keep the defense that former DC Brandon Staley brought to Los Angeles — the one used by Broncos head coach Vic Fangio — and the plan is for Morris to learn it while also having a small amount of room to add his own personal touch to the playbook.

This is good news for the defense going into this offseason, especially since there are a number of young players who thrived within the system, including cornerbacks Troy Hill and Darious Williams, along with rookie safety Jordan Fuller who was named the team’s Rookie of the Year by his teammates following the end of the regular season.

There are also a number of Rams players, including Hill and Williams, that are set to test free agency in the coming months. So continuity, in any way, is going to be a big positive.