Rams hoping to forget offensive struggles

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The Rams are paying Jared Goff and Todd Gurley a lot of money, to keep putting up the kind of flashy offense they’re used to seeing.

They are not getting their money’s worth.

The Rams managed just a pair of field goals in last night’s loss to the Ravens, and their highest-profile players didn’t have much to do with it.

Quarterback Jared Goff (a four-year, $134 million extension this offseason) threw for 212 yards and two interceptions. A week ago, after beating the Bears, Goff said the offense “needed to be better than that, and it starts with me.”

It was not, leaving the question of what the Rams need to do to fix it.

“A million things,” Goff said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “There’s no one thing. It’s just be better consistently.”

Running back Todd Gurley (who signed a four-year, $57.5 million deal in 2018) had little more impact, with just six carries for 22 yards and three catches for negative-3 yards.

He tried playing the Bill Belichick card when asked about the issues.

“We just got to get ready for Arizona,” Gurley said. “Thank God it’s Thanksgiving, so hopefully we forget about this loss by Thursday.”

It would be easier, except it’s part of a trend of forgettable performances for the Rams, and they’re beginning to stack up.

12 responses to “Rams hoping to forget offensive struggles

  1. Convenient given their ability to forget how to run an offense. They should be wanting to forget getting absolutely carved up and pushed around on the defensive side of the ball. The Rams inability to utilize their plethora of offensive weapons and inability to have a defensive identity with possibly the two best defensive players in the NFL (I don’t think Ramsey is anymore, but others do) is an indictment on their coaching staff.

    Trading Peters was ridiculously stupid. Is the difference of Ramsey versus Peters and having your first round picks for the next two years really favoring Ramsey? Yikes.

  2. They committed too much of their cap to (over)paying a few skill players and squandered massive draft capital on piece parts. Meanwhile, the OL is a disaster.

    Goff is a pocket passer without a pocket.

  3. Rams another NFL team suffering from a Super Bowl hangover. Patriots do it to a lot of teams. You lose to the Pats in the playoffs, your team may never see the playoffs again. At least for quite some time. Ask the Falcons, Jaguars, Chargers, Seahawks, etc

  4. Jared Goff is bad – absolutely zero pocket presence & stares down primary receiver. It’s obvious he is not putting the necessary work in to be an NFL QB.

  5. Just like I said yesterday in a comment these guys sign the big contract and then they slack until their next contract year comes around, I wouldn’t sign anyone to more that about a two year deal anymore!

  6. Today, this team stinks. How can you forget anything? You need to start from scratch and figure something out. You’ve lost 5 of 8 and have been blown out twice…both at home. Major problems that seem unfixable right now.

  7. Rams should hope they could get out of overpaying Goof and Gurley. They can’t forget those contracts nor the one year wonder who is McVay. Teams double team Donald and what really is there to be scared of playing the Rams? Ramsey? Their Grit? Their OL? Their safeties? Their preparation and coaching? Just what is there identity? California cool doesn’t win football games.

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