The Los Angeles Rams entered the season with an ongoing competition at right guard, a recent undrafted free agent at left tackle, a rookie at left guard, and an inexperienced center. Despite two of their three highest-paid offensive linemen being backups, the Rams have exceeded expectations on the offensive line and with help by blocking receivers and an elite performance by Kyren Williams at running back, Sean McVay’s offense has mitigated their lack of experience with exceptional players at skill positions and an awards-worthy coaching job by Ryan Wendell.
It doesn’t hurt to have the NFC’s most experienced and talented quarterback.
In a film study review of the offensive line by YouTube’s The O-Line Committee, the high-level blocking abilities of Puka Nacua and Cooper Kupp, and some highlights of left tackle A.J. Jackson, are on display for a Rams team that suddenly looks like “the Bills of the NFC”. Aka, the last team you want to face in the first round of the playoffs.
Co-hosted by former NFL offensive linemen Alex Boone and Jeremiah Sirles, as well as Phil Mackey, the O-Line Committee has been one of my favorite YouTube podcasts to watch this season. In addition to explaining the intricacies of the game’s most mysterious unit, the offensive line, O-Line Committee has also given insight into other positions. Boone called Matthew Stafford “the toughest QB in NFL history” as the show’s hosts salivated over his usage of arm angles and off-balance throws to get L.A. down the field.
We were lucky to get not one, but two film study videos by elite YouTube channels this week, as The QB School’s J.T. O’Sullivan also did a breakdown of Stafford this week.