In an ongoing offseason series, experts from The 33rd Team offer three things each team can do to improve in 2023.
AFC: BAL | BUF | CIN | CLE | HOU | IND | JAX | KC | LAC | LV | MIA | NE | NYJ | PIT | TEN
NFC: ATL | CAR | DAL | DET | GB | MIN | NYG | PHI | SEA | SF | TB
Here are three ways to fix the Los Angeles Rams.
3 Ways to Fix Rams
1. Return of Rejuvenated Sean McVay
They won the Super Bowl a couple of years ago, then went through 2022 the way that they did. As hard as that was on head coach Sean McVay, his signing back up is huge for this organization. There have been coaching changes on that staff. They brought in a new offensive coordinator, somebody that Sean’s very familiar with, Mike LaFleur coming over from the New York Jets. Look for McVay to be up and down those sidelines in 2023.
2. Getting, Staying Healthy
I think the Rams were No. 3 in money for players that ended up on injured reserve last year, starting with their quarterback Matthew Stafford. It looks like he’s going to be OK. Cooper Kupp is going to be back. Allen Robinson, Aaron Donald, there were a bunch of guys that they lost for the year or who were on and off of IR.
Then they also need to find some pieces for that offensive line.
3A. Emphasize the Running Game
They leaned heavily at the end of the season on the running game because of their quarterback situation and all the injuries at it. We saw Cam Akers do really well toward the end of that season. They need to add another running back and find a way to run the ball consistently to take the pressure off Stafford.
3B. Figure Out Jalen Ramsey Situation
What do they do with Jalen Ramsey? They’re probably going to lose three or four guys on the back end. Taylor Rapp is up as a free agent, as well as a couple other guys in the secondary. So do they keep Jalen? Or do they deal him, get some picks, get some draft capital, then revamp that secondary?
Chuck Pagano is a former NFL head coach and assistant. He is best known for his tenure with the Indianapolis Colts where he won two straight AFC North titles.