The Rams have been largely outstanding during their unbeaten start to a season that has picked up right where McVay’s first team left off. They’re 0-2-1 in those games.
The good news is the Vikings have 10 days to get things right before hosting the Eagles in Week 5. The defense, however, has been nearly uniformly, and inexplicably, porous, surrendering an average of 22.5 points in four games.
The Rams hired McVay before last season, in part, because of his reputation for developing quarterbacks – most notably, Kirk Cousins, whom the Rams will face Thursday when they play the Minnesota Vikings (1-1-1) at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.
“Quite honestly, it wasn’t nickels and linebackers”.
“It was guys getting out of position”. “We’ve done it for one quarter of the season so far where we’ve played at a pretty high level”.
The offense has been lopsided.
He threw a 70-yard beauty of a TD pass to Cooper Kupp, who then caught a perfectly thrown 19-yard scoring pass later in the second quarter on his way to a monster 162-yard receiving game. Zimmer said Friday he isn’t particularly concerned with the disparity. “We’ve got to figure something out and turn it around soon”. “It is not the offense’s fault that the other team goes down and scores quickly”. The Rams recovered and ran out the clock.
“I feel like we’re going to be great”, Robey-Coleman said. Cousins credits McVay for a major role in his development into an $84 million quarterback, and Goff has spent untold hours watching film of Cousins’ progress with McVay.
The Rams realize Thursday afternoon isn’t an ideal time to courageous LA traffic for a football game at a stadium undergoing renovation that has severely curtailed its parking and tailgating.
Teams had been previously limited to wearing throwback uniforms to two home games per season. “For a defense to not be able to game plan for someone not being in the exact same spot every single time, it’s a huge advantage for us”. He just couldn’t keep up with Goff.
“I have been honestly floored from a perspective of just how humble and how hungry this offense has been about conceptual football”, Whitworth said. While the NFC West already looks locked up by the Rams, over in NFC North land you have all four teams battling out.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer has built a reputation as a defensive guru, serving 14 years as a defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys, Atlanta Falcons, and the Cincinnati Bengals. “Everybody’s got to handle their job and we have to out there and get back to running around and having fun, knowing we’re going to make plays”.
Nowadays, evaluation of National Football League contracts tends to comes down to guaranteed money.A five-year, $100-million deal, for example, might actually only be a three-year, $30-million deal when you get rid of the conditional bonuses, potential team savings and so forth.