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Rams fans end the season feeling moderately confident

Rams fans end the season feeling moderately confident

Photo by Stacy Revere/ A loss never helps the confidence, but fans seem encouraged by the direction of the team. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Los Angeles Rams fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. It’s hard to feel too confident about a loss, whether it’s in Week 1 or the Super Bowl. Losses tend to sap confidence and gee, I wonder why? Such is certainly the case for the Los Angeles Rams, whose season came to an end in the divisional round, at the hands...
12 hours ago
Rams hire Raheem Morris as defensive coordinator

Rams hire Raheem Morris as defensive coordinator

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Morris is back with Sean McVay As was rumored on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams are hiring Raheem Morris to be their next defensive coordinator. Morris previously spent time with Sean McVay in Tampa Bay and Washington and the two are reunited as the Rams sought to replace Brandon Staley after he led LA to a number one ranking on defense in his only season on the job. Morris spent the last six years with the Atlanta Falcons, though he didn’t officially take the “defensive coordinator” title until head coach Dan Quinn relinquished those...
13 hours ago
Rams make a change on special teams

Rams make a change on special teams

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports John Bonamego was replaced after one season at the helm The Los Angeles Rams are changing John Bonamego’s role from special teams coordinator to “senior coaching assistant” and replacing him with veteran special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, according to Albert Breer. Sources: The Rams are hiring the well-respected Joe DeCamillis away from Jacksonville to be their new special teams coordinator. John Bonamego is moving into a new role as a senior coaching assistant.Really solid add here to a staff that's got good depth already.—...
13 hours ago
Los Angeles Rams Reverse Q&A: 2021 Rams Offseason Needs Edition!

Los Angeles Rams Reverse Q&A: 2021 Rams Offseason Needs Edition!

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports What do the Rams need and how do they go about getting it? The Los Angeles Rams improved their record in 2020 from where it was the previous season, but perhaps most encouraging is that they elevated the defense to being the top-ranked in the NFL. Though Jared Goff’s future as the franchise quarterback has come into question based on the previous season, the Rams have Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey signed for the long-term and have a cadre of players to build around for 2021 such as Cam Akers, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Jordan Fuller,...
16 hours ago
Joe Barry is going to the Chargers too

Joe Barry is going to the Chargers too

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports The Rams are on the lookout for an assistant head coach now too New Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley is expected to poach Los Angeles Rams assistant Joe Barry away from Sean McVay as he builds his new staff, according to NFL Network employees who needed to share credit for this “huge scoop” for some reason. (Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport.) Barry has been McVay’s assistant head coach since the beginning of his Rams tenure in 2017. He also coaches the linebackers, a job he held with the San Diego Chargers from 2011...
17 hours ago
Random Ramsdom: Rams to roll over $5.67M in cap space in 2021

Random Ramsdom: Rams to roll over $5.67M in cap space in 2021

Photo by John McCoy/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. With the NFL’s salary cap projected to drop from $198.2 million down to $175 million in 2021, the Rams are looking to be in a rough spot as they currently sit more than $23 million over the cap. Luckily for them, they are going to have around $5.67 million rolled over in next season, so the load will be lighten slightly. Among the 32 clubs, that moment lands right in the middle of the league with only 15 team rolling over more. Despite a year removed from playing in Los Angeles, running back...
Jan 20, 2021
Rams found their 2021 starting running back in Cam Akers

Rams found their 2021 starting running back in Cam Akers

Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK Needing a punch in the second half of the year, Sean McVay finally turned to his top pick No player on the Rams offense in 2020 inspired more hope in the second half than rookie running back Cam Akers. Despite moderately good production and a high DVOA for Darrell Henderson in the first quarter of the season, LA’s need for an explosive running back and a powerful weapon on offense was obvious as the season went on. Akers dealt with an injury beginning in Week 2 and then received only four snaps in Weeks 6-7. Sean McVay gave...
Jan 20, 2021
Aaron Donald wins an award, is DPOY coming next?

Aaron Donald wins an award, is DPOY coming next?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Is this a sign that he will win the AP award again? The Pro Football Writers Association voted LA Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald as the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year. This is not the same as the “Defensive Player of the Year” award you’ll hear about in the coming weeks, but it could be a sign that Donald will win that award for the third time in four years. Donald also won the PFWA Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2018, making him the first defensive tackle to ever win the award multiple times. Dating back to Deion...
Jan 20, 2021
Rams 2021 needs: What’s next for Van Jefferson?

Rams 2021 needs: What’s next for Van Jefferson?

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Is the 2020 second round pick due for a 2021 breakout? The LA Rams have the 57th overall pick in the draft this year, which is the same spot in which they drafted 24-year-old Van Jefferson out of Florida in 2020. The pick was acquired from the Houston Texans in the Brandin Cooks deal, but Jefferson never pushed his way into Sean McVay’s rotation as anything close to a “replacement” for Cooks and now the Rams are back wondering if they have a dire need at wide receiver again. In my experience, many fans do not like it when you...
Jan 20, 2021
Rams projected 2021 compensatory picks and draft order

Rams projected 2021 compensatory picks and draft order

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports When will the Rams be on the board in 2021? Based on the seasons they just had, one might wonder why the NFL doesn’t compensate the Atlanta Falcons and Las Vegas Raiders for signing Dante Fowler and Cory Littleton last year, rather than the Los Angeles Rams. But that is the way that it works! The Rams lost Fowler to the Falcons on a deal that paid him $15 million per year and Littleton to the Raiders on a deal that paid him $11.75 million annually, and those moves could result in third and fourth round comp picks in 2021, respectively. By...
Jan 20, 2021
How would the Rams even replace Jared Goff if they wanted to?

How would the Rams even replace Jared Goff if they wanted to?

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports How will LA go about replacing Jared Goff, if they decide to? Jared Goff is not the reason the Rams lose, but isn’t Aaron Rodgers the reason that the Packers win? Isn’t Rodgers the reason that Green Bay is hosting the NFC Championship game? Isn’t Patrick Mahomes the reason that the Chiefs are hosing the AFC Championship game? If the goal is to win the Super Bowl, should the goal be to have a quarterback who wins rather than a quarterback who doesn’t lose? Over the course of the next few weeks, potentially months, Rams fans will be...
Jan 20, 2021
Random Ramsdom: Rams eyeing Raheem Morris for defensive coordinator

Random Ramsdom: Rams eyeing Raheem Morris for defensive coordinator

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web. After losing Brandon Staley to the Chargers, the Rams are attempting to fill the defensive coordinator position with another very capable coach. According to reports from NFL insider Mike Garafolo, they’re striving for former Falcons defensive coordinator/interim head coach Raheem Morris. Morris went 4-7 at the helm in the final 11 games of 2020 following the firing of head coach Dan Quinn after Atlanta began the year on a five-game losing streak. The Falcons finished the year as the...
Jan 19, 2021
Rumors: Rams will hire Raheem Morris as their next defensive coordinator

Rumors: Rams will hire Raheem Morris as their next defensive coordinator

Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports Is it true? Are the Rams hiring Raheem Morris as their next defensive coordinator? Those have been the rumors on Tuesday and as of roughly 4 PM PT, Josina Anderson was reporting that sources say Morris in indeed being hired while The Athletic’s Jourdan Roridgue confirms that her sources also say things are going in that direction. But nothing has been confirmed by anyone with the Rams that the Rams will in fact hire Morris to replace the departed Brandon Staley. I'm told Raheem Morris will be the next defensive coordinator for the...
Jan 19, 2021
Packers defeated Rams defense by creating mismatches for their running backs

Packers defeated Rams defense by creating mismatches for their running backs

Photo by Dylan Buell/ It wasn’t all about Aaron Rodgers When the Green Bay Packers win, Aaron Rodgers gets mentioned. Understandably so, and in the Packers’ 32-18 win over the LA Rams on Saturday, Rodgers again displayed the exceptional talent that makes him a first ballot Hall of Fame quarterback. However, as is becoming more often the case these days, the impact of the running backs and Green Bay’s rushing offense can also be overlooked. The Packers rushed for 188 yards on Saturday, by far the most rushing yards that any team had against the Rams during the...
Jan 19, 2021
Will Chargers steal Rams’ offensive coordinator too?

Will Chargers steal Rams’ offensive coordinator too?

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Brandon Staley could ask Kevin O’Connell to come with him to the Chargers There are a number of times on this blog when I’ll mention what pictures are available in the photo editor. There’s been one of LA Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley all season long despite the fact that he coached the number one defense and is now the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. There are a ton of Kevin O’Connell in a Rams shirt. Working for Sean McVay, an offensive coordinator doesn’t have nearly as many responsibilities as a defensive...