The problems of Rams, not the so-secret arm of Steelers, and why the Chefs and 49ers may not last long in playoffs are not easily solved — that and more in the 10-point role for that week.
- Rams turning to sheep
After the humiliating loss to Rams at Pittsburgh on Sunday, the second half, when he had just six touches for 38 yards, raced back Todd Gurley II was asked what his use might be. Once in the fourth quarter, Gurley did not touch the ball. His answer was revelatory.
He said, “I’m used to it.
That’s not the solution you want to hear from your franchise, but it also sheds a 10-point stance by Mike Freeman: Rams Slid into the Uncertain Future once big. NFC Champions of last year: why have a team now disintegrated into our eyes, one of the most dominant?
The Rams are 5-4 and are in the NFC West in Week 11. Unbelievably, the playoffs are in danger of being postponed.
Two Nfl analysts who have looked carefully at Los Angeles over the last two seasons have said that the Rams battle is complicated, but one point is that head coach Sean McVay needs to find answers.
In the North American National Front, the NFL is not as mighty. “He’s a fine coach,” said a scout, “but he’s seeking big right now.
One of McVay’s best indicators of fighting was how broad Cooper Kupp recipient went to the Steelers without catching them. It seems like it’s almost unlikely scientifically.
So what is going on? The Rams ‘ problems come into four groups, according to the Scouts:
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- Kupp: all McVay’s measures that succeeded last year do now not work was one of the best indicators of McVay’s failing. The Scouts say that McVay should take a few drastic steps to shake up stuff.
- Gurley: the loss is one of the most challenging and real mysteries in the team’s struggles. Gurley doesn’t have the same burst last year (maybe due to injury), but also the game plan has underlined his use. Gurley has an average of 13 carriages a match through a minimum of eight games, five less than in the past season. That would seem to be practically impossible scientifically. The Rams must make a call. Go on Gurley just all – in, or don’t. Both of them can’t.
- Offensive line: It was one of the strongest of the NFL last year, but it’s one of the worst now. The inside of the field is a particular problem, which has probably helped the ball running issues of the squad. The row blew up nearly every time against Pittsburgh.
- Jared Goff: One of the analysts said the fourth Q.B. of Rams is “to play nervous, and I get it. Nearly all throws were struck by it.” Goff was surprised to him with the poor play of the line and the solid beat he’s getting. According to Pro Football Reference, Goff was hit 34 times during the last season. That record is up to 30, and there are seven games to play this year already.
- Goff is a good quarterback, but he is now 82,7 quarterback less than Jameis Winston, Joe Flacco, Mitchell Trubisky, and Marcus Mariota.
In L.A., there is time to change things, but not much. If something doesn’t change soon, the Rams will glance at the playoffs from their sofas convenience at home and ask how a company has taken so many steps back from prosperity.
- Prescription for a rebound
The uncomfortable truth about the Rams is that it can be wholesale changes that could shake them out of their misery. Better offensive play or a change of staff there would help. Thus, the number of touches would increase for Gurley, or perhaps a change of personnel. When Malcolm Brown can do more than Gurley on the field, maybe Gurley can sit on the bench instead. And yes, if Goff continues to fight, think about benching him. No, Blake Bortles is not the answer, but a coach must consider all his options when a talented team struggles like this.
These are short-term options, of course. The bigger problem not set as readily, and that is the likelihood that Gurley’s four-year, 57.5 million dollars extension, or Goff a four-year, 134 million dollars extension–two of the team’s most significant recent contract changes–are faulty.
Now that is easy to say, so I felt that they weren’t bad choices at the time or now, to be honest. The Rams had to sign both of them, and each gave the rate.
But the quality of both players is enormous.
- Pittsburgh’s man of steel
Mike Tomlin was useful and sometimes interesting as Steelers ‘ head coach. Yet, even though he’s received his share of criticism, the ugly truth is hard to deny: the man should raise his butt.
Now it’s evident why he’s doing this. It’s one of the most surprising reports from NFL that this Steelers squad is 5-4. There is no chance that the Steelers are running back from the playoffs, but that’s because of Tomlin.
Pittsburgh missed Antonio Brown, Le’Veon Bell, and Ben Roethlisberger in less than one calendar year (although it will go home in the next season). And yet Steelers were more than 500.
Tomlin has mostly done this by stimulating his young defense. I have raved for some time about the potential of this defense, but I did not believe that it was a productive one or two years away. It’s been a force now by Tomlin. Pittsburgh ranks 10th in the League in points permitted per game and 12th in yards allowed by competition. Each week, Steelers kept close, and pressure, which requires some room to make mistakes, was exerted.
The coach of the year has some excellent competitors, but Tomlin should be at the top of the list if the Steelers continue to win.