Cameron DaSilva | RamsWire

Jalen Ramsey is tired of hearing about how Raheem Morris calls too many soft zone coverages, how his play calling is conservative and how the Rams defense isn’t playing well enough because of the coordinator. Those are all criticisms Morris has come under in recent weeks from fans, and Ramsey has had enough.

During his media session on Friday, Ramsey was asked about Morris and some of the heat he’s taken lately. Ramsey has always come to Morris’ defense and heaped praise on the Rams’ defensive coordinator, but he was especially passionate about this topic Friday.

Ramsey went on a five-minute rant about Morris when asked about his critics, ensuring everyone that Raheem isn’t the issue in Los Angeles.

“Rah fire. I don’t give a (expletive) what they say about Rah. Rah fire. I’m telling you. Rah fire. People don’t have no clue. Rah is fire. For real, for real,” Ramsey began. “The fact that he’s not a head coach somewhere, for real, is like a blessing for us, especially in that defensive room. Rah is the real (expletive) deal. I ain’t even lying to you. I’m passionate about that (expletive). Rah is like that. His play calling, the way he allows us to play free, fast, with no fear. The confidence he puts in each of us as players. We have great players on the defense and he’s still teaching us things and expanding our game to be even better than we have been in the past.

“This man just taught me something this morning, just sitting in his office for 45 minutes, he’s just teaching me something new that nobody ever taught me before. Ever. Just opening my eyes up and we’re in the middle of my seventh season and I just learned something new this morning. Rah is that good.”

(Warning: Explicit language)

After talking about Morris’ greatness, Ramsey then discussed the inaccurate takes he’s seen on Twitter about the Rams’ coverages and scheme. He said no one knows what coverages the Rams run or what they’re trying to do on defense.

Some of it comes down to what looks the offense is giving them, too, which dictates the coverage the Rams use on a given play. And Morris gives players a lot of freedom to play techniques that they want to, which Morris appreciates.

“I see some of the dumbass criticism and ‘why we playing soft?’ and certain things like that. He gives us the freedom to play press on some looks, off on other looks. People don’t really understand football like they think they do when they get on Twitter and they’re talking,” he continued. “Y’all don’t really understand like y’all think you do. Y’all don’t understand the coverages we’re playing. Y’all don’t understand we might be in a certain coverage on one side but the other side is a completely different coverage. We do a lot of mixture of things. Y’all don’t understand how certain players are playing multiple positions and gotta know a lot of different techniques and alignments and assignments. Y’all don’t understand how the offense, whether their receivers come out in a condensed look or they’re outside wide, how we gotta play our techniques differently or how we might have to play off.

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