Sunday, March 30, 2014

Going Old School is the Rams formula to success

Unaware to most NFL fans, the NFC West has gradually step back to the "old school" ways by establishing a more defensive presence while having a more balance offensive attack. The Rams in particular has found their offensive identity by adapting the the run-first approach of the old Jeff Fisher days in Houston/Tennessee. Running back Zac Stacy has emerge as Jeff Fisher newest workhorse who was almost reached 1,000 yards in with only 12 games. His emergence would greatly benefit quarterback Sam Bradford.

The Rams enter the third year of the Jeff Fisher-Les Snead administration with a lot of optimism. Entering the off-season, the Rams was lucky to get Rodger Saffold back, which they considered priority number one in their free agency list. Then they later signed their very first free agent in former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman in Alex Carrington. Carrington provide more depth at the very talented group that includes three former 1st round picks in All-Pro defensive end Robert Quinn and Chris Long and Michael Brockers.

Another area of concern that the Rams will address is the secondary. The loss of Cortland Finnegan creates a void in the nickelback but Rams will likely move safety Rodney McLeod to that role and hope they can either sign a free agent Free Safety or draft one in person of HaSean Clinton-Dix or Terrence Brooks.

Ultimately the biggest acquisition of the Rams offseason was Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams. If you may all recall the 2012 Rams was the best defensive unit that the Rams had despite not having Gregg Williams calling the plays. Now that he is officially back and with new good players in place, the emergence of Robert Quinn to elite status, the Rams has a bigger chance to reach the playoffs and hopefully represent the NFC in the SuperBowl.