The Rams haven’t scored a touchdown yet this season, something that didn’t stop them from beating the Seahawks last Sunday even if offensive coordinator Rob Boras said it would be “ignorant” to say it wasn’t a concern.
It’s not a concern that the Rams are approaching with overly somber or anxious attitudes, however. The lack of touchdowns is being dealt with in a lighthearted manner by coach Jeff Fisher.
“I told them this morning, I was running around the building with the move and everything looking for some things that I hadn’t been able to find yet for my office. I found a box, and I showed it to them — it was full of touchdowns,” Fisher said, via the team’s website. “So we watched some touchdowns today. It has to be fun — this business has to be fun. As long as they’re doing the work, and focused, and executing, and doing the things we’ve asked, then it’s OK to have some fun here and there.”
Tight end Lance Kendricks said Fisher had players stand in the end zone with a ball and told them “this is where you’re supposed to be” as part of the attempt to laugh instead of cry about the offensive shortcomings. It will be hard to keep that up for too long as the Rams are going to need to get into the end zone for real if they’re going to win regularly, but a home win makes it a bit easier to avoid crisis mode this week.