Rams encouraged after “fine-tuning” offense

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The Rams were already pretty good offensively. But after incorporating another big-play threat this offseason, they have hopes of getting better in 2018.

“It’s how can we improve in other ways just to be ready for the season,” wide receiver Robert Woods said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve got it. We’re loaded up and just fine-tuning.”

In making the playoffs for the first time since 2004, the Rams led the league in scoring offense, a 29.9 points per game clip in coach Sean McVay’s first season with quarterback Jared Goff.

They’ve undergone some degree of change, swapping out wide receiver Sammy Watkins (who left in free agency for Kansas City) for Brandin Cooks (acquired in trade with the Patriots). And though he’s been there a short time, Cooks agrees that they have the potential for special things.

“Coming here from a distance, you knew this offense was special,” Cooks said. “You always wonder why. And now, you get here and you’re finding out all the reasons why that’s the case. It’s great to be able to come in here and have some freshness to it.

“It makes you want to learn more and become a better player.”

While Watkins has always flashed potential, Cooks has made plays on a more consistent basis in his career. And adding his deep speed could bring another element for the Rams, and remind people that for all the attention paid to their defensive spending spree, they’re quite capable already on the other side of the ball.

4 responses to “Rams encouraged after “fine-tuning” offense

  1. I can’t wait for all this talking to end and the rubber meeting road begins. Rams have skyrocketed expectations and any signs of slippage opens the door for some big time criticism. Here’s to hoping they live up to the billing. The NFC West is going to be fun this year with a rising SF, an always good with Wilson on the field Seahawks and the Cardinals who I think are gonna be sneaky good this year. 2 games may be all the difference between 1st and 4th.

  2. I’m amazed there isn’t more talk about the Rams being obvious Super Bowl contenders. People talk like the The Eagles already have it wrapped up. We’ll see when they meet in the playoffs – I like our chances to win everything, but this time of year everyone is the Super Bowl champion.

  3. 4-12 (4-9 with Jeff Fisher) in 2016, 11-5 in 2017. Sean McVay has done a terrific job since taking over. With the 49ers improving and the Seahawks always competitive, this will be an interesting division to watch.

  4. It is pretty easy winning coming off of a 4-12 season schedule. Lets see how they do when they play the “Big Boys” schedule!
    We’ll see if the Rams or RUMS show up. I do love the White and Blue New/Old look of the 50’s and 60’s rather than the Gold and Blue gaudy uniforms. Reminds me of the Rosie Greer era when the Rams were a team to be reckoned with.

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