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 Tuesday, July 10th about your Los Angeles Rams:
Rams Coaching Staff Ranked No. 2 Heading into 2018
Bleacher Report ranked all 32 coaching staffs ahead of the 2018 season and the Los Angeles Rams, led by second-year head coach Sean McVay, came in at No. 2 overall.
Head coach: Sean McVay (11-5)
Key assistants: Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, run game coordinator Aaron Kromer, pass game coordinator Shane Waldron
McVay won the Coach of the Year award as the youngest head coach in NFL history in 2017. Enough said, right? The guy crushed it at Head Coach Ranking when it came to in-game adjustments, game-planning, utilizing personnel and play-calling, which explains why the Rams had the highest-scoring offense in football.
And while McVay might miss right-hand man Matt LaFleur, Phillips is clearly his most valuable assistant. In fact, the 71-year-old has for years been one of the most valuable defensive minds in the league. His experience perfectly counterbalances McVay's freshness, and the two have become the best offensive-defensive coaching duo in the NFL.
There isn't a lot of depth beyond those two with LaFleur gone, though, which is part of the reason the Rams only have the best coaching staff in their conference, not the entire league.
McVay and company were second only to Bill Belichick and the Patriots' staff. Here's the remainder of the top 10 teams in BR's coaching staff power rankings:
- New England Patriots
- Los Angeles Rams
- Philadelphia Eagles
- Pittsburgh Steelers
- Kansas City Chiefs
- Minnesota Vikings
- Green Bay Packers
- Seattle Seahawks
- New Orleans Saints
- Dallas Cowboys
For the complete list of rankings, click here.
Rams Continue Fun in Mexico City
Day Two of the Rams' visit to Mexico City kicked off bright and early with a PLAY 60 event with over 400 kids participating in football drills led by Michael Brockers, Luis Perez, Eric Dickerson and Kansas City Chiefs LB Reggie Ragland. Participants enjoyed turnover, passing, catching, running and other drills throughout the day. Brockers even got some time in at quarterback and threw a few one-handed touchdowns to his receivers.
The day continued with a visit to Facebook Mexico where the players participated in an Instagram live Q&A session. Fans sent in questions asking about Mexico, football and other topics.
The final stop was at ESPN Mexico where Brockers and Ragland were interviewed on NFL Live about the matchup between the Rams and the Chiefs in Mexico City on November 19th. Dickerson also took time to rank his top five running backs in the league and -- spoiler alert -- he picked Todd Gurley as his No. 1.
Last but not least, Perez and Brockers faced off against Ragland and ESPN Mexico analyst Ramiro Pruneda, who spent time on the Chiefs' roster, in a game of fubolito (foosball). The Rams quickly went up 2-0 and proeeded to win the game 5-1. It was a good way to get the competitive juices flowing a few months before the Rams face the Chiefs in Estadio Azteca.