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 Friday, May 25th about your Los Angeles Rams:
How the Rams' Offseason Helps them Win Now and 'Long Term'
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL Media joined CBS Sports’ Will Brinson on this week’s Pick Six Podcast to discuss the Rams offseason moves and transactions. The two writers, like many in the league circuit, hold the belief that Los Angeles is the strongest contender for the NFC West title.
Check out photos from day three of the Los Angeles Rams OTA.
But next season isn’t the only year Rosenthal believes the Rams will be set up success, he said he believes the Rams approach to the offseason has set them up in the long term as well.
Listen to the full podcast and read Brinson’s breakdown by clicking here.
NFL Defensive Line Rankings: Jaguars, Eagles, Rams Top the List
In the spirit of the NFL’s Top 100 rankings being released this month, the NFL.com has been releasing several “Best of” lists to rank the top players and position groups in the league. This week, Around the NFL editor Gregg Rosenthal is breaking down the defensive line — ranking the best group of hybrid edge rushers and defensive linemen in the league for 2018.
Here’s a look at where the Rams came in on the list:**
3) Los Angeles Rams
Key players: Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh, Michael Brockers, Samson Ebukam, Matt Longacre, Dominique Easley, Ethan Westbrooks.
“Teams shouldn't even try to run on the Rams when Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers are on
the field together. That should make the opposition one-dimensional, allowing defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to cook up pressures and get the ball into the hands of his equally talented secondary.
There's no question that the Rams' top edge rushers -- Samson Ebukam and Matt Longacre -- are dangerously unproven. That keeps the group from topping this list, but the pass rushers should be able to roam free, with all the beef up front attracting double teams. The system will carry them.
Donald is the best overall lineman in football and Suh will be playing right next to him in full mercenary mode. Brockers is coming off a career season under Phillips. These three might not each pile up double-digit sacks, but they should lead the league in knocking offensive linemen to the ground, creating chaos in the pocket and generally terrifying quarterbacks. It's rare to see an all-time defender like Donald paired with an all-time coordinator like Phillips, each flanked by one of the most talented supporting casts in football. This group may only last a year together, so enjoy it while you can.”