The Rams Shop

by Bret Stuter | RambLin’ Fan

The LA Rams do plenty of positives for the team, particularly in terms of roster building. But the road is not a 10-lane superhighway. There are potholes in the way, bumps and detours. Not everything goes the LA Rams‘ way when it comes to restocking the roster.  Of course, the obvious lineup includes the tired old detractors of not enough money to spend in free agency, as well as that pre-scribed tired old ‘no picks’ narrative.

But this is not some national media outlet that regurgitates the same only stuff used by a dozen or so similar services. We cheer for the Rams, follow them on a regular basis, and at times even have an opportunity to interact with a play or coach about the team.

That being said, we notice that the LA Rams are able to move forward despite the lack of money and draft picks. But we also noted that it’s not a straight line to the top. The team is not a simple point A to point B line, but rather a plot with 22 points. The first is simply how the team appeared before any games were played. After that? Each new game revealed a bit more about the team.

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Roller coaster Rams ride

This was a team that was 3-0 after three games. The same team rose to an impressive 7-1 and appeared to be the real deal. But then poorly timed injuries, determined opponents, and an offense that was unable to run the ball led the team to three straight losses and a 7-4 record.  But as the team appeared to be more Wild Card loser than true playoff contender, suddenly WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Sony Michel, and OLB Von Miller ignited.

The LA Rams won five of their last six games and won all four playoff games. After each game, the view of the fans was unique. From “Fire Raheem Morris” to the wonderment when DeSean Jackson caught just three of five passes against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 120 yards and a 75-yard touchdown strike, this was a team that gave fans all the thrills and drama possible in one action-packed season.

You take the good with the bad, don’t you? The Rams may have weighted the scales over time to the good, but the front office has dropped some actions onto the other side of the plate as well. So, let’s take a look at some of the moves, or lack thereof, of the franchise this off-season. Not all of the decisions made this offseason will pan out.  So here are five of the worst moves made this off-season by the LA Rams, ones that may come back to bite the team, or at least create concerns throughout the season.

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