Two years ago, the Rams were touted as the team of the future. Namely Jarred Goff and Sean McVay were celebrated as the NFL Dynamic Duo. McVay was touted as the coach that would reinvent football. While Goff was expected to be a perennial Pro Bowl quarterback. In 2018 the Rams won the NFC championship. With the help of a major NFL betting controversy at New Orleans. But in the Super Bowl Patriots coach Bill Belichick cracked the code. And the Rams have never been the same since. Late on inconsistency has plagued the Rams.
Los Angeles Rams 2020 NFL Playoffs Preview
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Los Angeles Rams SBG Odds Overview
Above all the Rams is an unreliable offshore betting property. Gamblers have been burned badly by Los Angeles the past two seasons. McVay is no magic man as a coach. While Goff is an above-average quarterback. But not anyone who can take over a game. Squares are quite lukewarm to Los Angeles after being cleaned out. Sharps like the defense but not the poor red-zone offense. Neither sees the Rams as a good board value.
Los Angeles Rams Coaching Staff
Head coach Sean McVay, age 34, has been Rams head coach since 2017. In fact, he was the NFL coach of the year as a rookie. By 2018 every assistant he ever had was getting job interviews. McVay was seen as the greatest innovator in the NFL. But the Super Bowl loss to the Patriots flipped the trajectory. McVay is now being outed as just another competent NFL coach. Overall McVay’s career record is 42-21.
Offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell is a former NFL player. Since 2015 he has been an NFL quarterback coach or offensive coordinator. This is his first year with the Rams. O’Connell handles prep work for McVay, who still calls the plays.
First-year defensive coordinator Brandon Staley has been an NFL assistant for four years. Staley’s unit ranks 1st in the NFL and 3rd for points allowed.
Los Angeles Rams Key Offensive Players
Rams quarterback Jared Goff was the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Goff is a two-time Pro Bowler. Fashion that Goff’s success has been based on a reliable rushing attack. When he lacks that, his production isn’t nearly as good. Goff is dependent upon complementary football. Of great concern is a 42/29 touchdown to interception ratio the past two years.
Cooper Kupp has a team-high 92 catches for 974 yards and 3 touchdowns. It follows that this is a breakout season for Kupp. Robert Woods added 86 catches for 900 yards and 6 TDs. However, neither one of them breaks games. They are possession receivers.
Los Angeles Rams Key Defensive Players
Defensive tackle Aaron Donald has 13.5 sacks and 41 tackles in 2020. Donald is a two-time NFL defensive player of the year. And a seven-time Pro Bowler. Linebacker Leonard Floyd has 9.5 sacks and 53 tackles. Correlate Floyd arrived from the Bears for 2020. Donald has 17.5 tackles for loss while Floyd has 11.5.
Los Angeles Rams 2020 Playoff Prognosis
In this situation, the Rams’ lack of playmakers is an NFL betting weakness. Until Los Angeles corrects that they’re a pretender. And McVay is not a historic coach.