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The Daily Dose: Rams Becoming NFL's Latest Destination Team

Posted Apr 11, 2018

All the latest headlines surrounding the Los Angeles Rams for Wednesday, April 11.

This offseason, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here’s a look at what’s out there for Wednesday, April 11th about your Los Angeles Rams:

The Rams Have Quickly Become the NFL's Destination Team

After 10 consecutive losing seasons before head coach Sean McVay took over in 2017, the Rams have now seemingly become the hottest destination team in the NFL.

During this free agency period alone, cornerback Aqib Talib expressed his desire to play for McVay and the Rams. Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh had a similar sentiment — deciding to sign with the franchise, even with more money available elsewhere.

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez detailed how the Rams have taken advantage of their home in Los Angeles. The franchise became the first NFL team in two decades to make the nation’s second-largest media market its home. And coupled with the club's success last season, the Rams have become that much more appealing to outside players.

For more on the league’s latest “Destination Team,” read Gonzalez’s, full article by clicking here.

Wade Phillips Not Out To 'Manage' New Personalities

In the 1970s and ‘80s, legendary football coach Bum Phillips was known as the player’s coach of his generation. And now, in 2018, Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has assumed his late father’s title. 

This season, Phillips will be tasked with leading a Rams’ defense filled with a mix of some of the NFL’s strongest personalities, in Talib, Suh, and Marcus Peters. But coaching the diverse group of personalities is not one of Phillips’ primary concerns. 

"We're going to have personality now. You bring in Aqib Talib, you're going to have personality," Phillips said. "It's not manage though. I don't manage players, I don't handle players. I just work with players.

After Suh’s introductory press conference, Phillips was asked about how he hopes to “manage” the unit next season. And this week, the NFL.com’s Kevin Patra is breaking down the coordinator’s plan moving forward.

To read Patra’s full piece click here.