The Daily Dose: Ted Rath named Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

Posted Mar 6, 2018

All the latest headlines surrounding the Los Angeles Rams for Tuesday, March 6.

This offseason, 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 Tuesday, March 6th about your Los Angeles Rams:

Ted Rath Named Strength Coach of the Year:

The Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association is an organization that brings together the head strength coaches of the NFL and their assistants with the top equipment companies and service providers in the sports industry. Its goal? For coaches to build greater relationships and camaraderie with one another for the betterment of NFL strength and conditioning.

Every year the PFSCCA gives out two awards — the NFL Strength Coach of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award — meant to honor the very best in the league. This season, the Rams head strength coach Ted Rath was honored as the NFL Strength Coach of the Year, as voted on by the strength and conditioning coaches throughout the 32 clubs in the league.

Rath joined the Rams organization last season as a first time head strength and conditioning coach in the NFL. Before coming to Los Angeles, he spent eight seasons as an assistant strength coach for the Dolphins and the Lions.

For more information on Rath, the PFSCCA and the prestigious honor, click here.  

Individual NFL Salary Caps Released:

The NFL Players’ Association has released the individual salary caps for each of the league’s 32 clubs. The salary cap is an agreement that places a limit on the amount of money that a team can spend on players’ salaries for a given year.

In 2018, the NFL’s salary cap has been set at $177.2 million per team, but the league’s collective bargaining agreement does allow teams to carry over unused cap space from one year to the next — as evident by the various amounts listed for each club.

Missed Tackles Forced by Wide Receivers in 2017:

The Rams wide receiving corps had an impressive showing in 2017, undergoing a resurgence under first-year head coach Sean McVay. L.A. went from last to first in scoring and the club’s effective passing game was one of the main reasons for the dramatic change.

Not only were the Rams receivers efficient at catching the ball, but they also did an effective job of making defenders miss. On Tuesday, Pro Football Focus released its list of the most missed tackles forced by wideouts in 2017. The Rams landed at No. 3 with 32.