LA Rams OL Troubles Show Signs Team Has No Solution – Ramblin’ Fan | CarTailz

The LA Rams continue with repairs to the offensive line with no real end in sight. Right now, it’s almost forcing fans to consider the unthinkable. Do the Rams coaches know what they’re doing? I understand that Rams head coach Sean McVay has been incredibly successful and just won Super Bowl LVI. But he is neither omniscient nor omnipotent. Right now, under his watch, the Rams are failing.

And like any car that fails to live up to expectations, the Rams trainers are the team’s virtual auto mechanics. The only problem? Like most auto repair shops who have no idea what the problem is, the Rams coaches blindly swap parts and never show a good understanding of what the problem actually is, whether the team stocks the right part (player) or whether any changes will actually help.

In short, the Rams have made a ton of changes, talked extensively about fixing things, and fixed almost nothing so far. And once again, the Rams will take a look at their offensive line.

The question that immediately arises is: What have the Rams done with the IOL so far this season? I mean if a player gets injured, isn’t that part of the weekly process?

That’s what bad workshops have in common

Have you ever been to a bad auto repair shop? The experience is very similar to what Rams fans are going through right now. It begins by describing the problem. Then there is the reassurance that the repairs are fairly simple and straightforward. Then when you pick up the car you will be told what was wrong and that parts have been replaced. But on the way home from the mechanic, the same hesitation and noise reappear.

And so it’s back to the mechanic who gets reassured, makes repairs and drives the car home with the same results. After repeating this process several times, revelation finally hits you. This mechanic has no idea how to fix this, does he?

Right now, the LA Rams are going into their ninth game of football and will likely do so with their ninth different starting offense. It’s not just because of injuries. This is due both to the frequency and number of injuries, but also to the inability of the coaching staff to recognize that some players are not able to fulfill their assigned roles.

The weakest link

Offensive tackles block in one direction. Your blocking assignment counts out from the inside to take on the next unassigned defender. Internal offensive linemen need to pan their heads as their assignment from defense can appear either to the right or left of their opening stance.

The LA Rams offensive line may or may not be broken. All we know is that the Rams’ coaching staff is incapable of fixing problems. When Jeremiah Kolone was the starting center, he was beaten pretty badly. When he was replaced by starter Brian Allen, left guard Bobby Evans takes a bad beating.

The defense will find the weakest link in the offensive line and attack. That’s why it’s so important to evaluate the group weekly, especially when three of the five players didn’t start the season in their current position. The Rams should have already recognized that Bobby Evans can play offensive tackle, but is overwhelmed as an interior offensive lineman. If that’s so obvious to everyone else, how can it have escaped the Rams coaches?

Would a Trade Matter in the NFL Trade Deadline? I don’t know if it would be like that. The Rams have signed three solid options on the offensive line, but in almost all cases they appear to be the last option for the team at every position.

Right now, I believe the LA Rams’ optimal offensive configuration with healthy and available players is Alaric Jackson, Chandler Brewer, Brian Allen, Oday Aboushi and Rob Havenstein. If Coleman Shelton can return, just move Aboushi to the left guard.

It’s not like the Rams are making it harder than it needs to be. The Rams just don’t have the answers on how to fix the offensive line, and they will continue to swap parts as if they will.

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