Rams and Chargers - what an embarrassment

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  1. Rams and Chargers - what an embarrassment
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    Both got rolled. Rivers and Goff stunk on ice. Goff was absolutely horrible. He looked scared. Couldn't throw a ball within ten yards of a receiver. Gurley looked like he woke up to discover he had formerly been a great football player. As Nick Van Exel once said, "1-2-3 Cancun". This season is over.
     
       
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    The league has figured out Goff and McVay. Defenses are too good and fast once they understand your scheme - and I always thought Goff was extremely overrated.
    Rivers has been overrated his entire career. Should have been waived a few years ago.
     
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    "Thank you Rams!"

    -Packers, Seahawks and Niners fans

    If you include SC and fucla, LA football is struggling. LA will always be Lakertown though.
     
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    Los Angeles football teams are abysmal
     
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    Wow. No one is going to find a way to blame Helton for this?
     
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    What's maddening about Goff and the Rams is that when things go bad there is no plan B. We have seen this act before in the Super Bowl and several times this year. They can't run the ball, the game is all on Goff, he gets pressured and goes into a funk. No adjustments are made. Most surprising about this game was how poorly the D played. They got blown up. Donald was a no show. Somehow the Rams have to unload Gurley, Goff, and Cooks. They are worthless. But no one else will take them with their enormous contracts. McVay seems like he wants to be a player's coach and those are his guys. So maybe when the Rams go bust again next year it will free him up to become the next SC coach. He would be a great fit.
     
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    YES!
     
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    Goff is the player version of Helton. No ability to adjust. Both have insane contracts that made no sense at the time and even less sense now.
     
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    NFL is tough league. Atl slapped SF yesterday.

    I contend 2019 was one of the worst in LA sports

    Rams lose SB
    Lakers and Clips dont make playoffs
    USC/UCLA basketball cant even make NCAA Tourny
    Kings dont make playoffs
    Angels suck
    Dodgers blow 7th straight playoff birth
    LAFC great season...chokes playoffs
    LA Galaxy...meh
    USC/UCLA football not in CFP
    Rams dont make playoffs
     
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    UCLA is far less relevant than USC.
     
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    Yes, and don't forget the Chargers who got embarrassed in the playoffs last year against the Pats. They are technically a LA team although I'm not sure why. What a beating that was. If it had been a boxing match, they would have declared "no mas" in the second quarter. And this year was a complete disaster from beginning to end. The Rams get the Niners this week. If McVay had any coaching sense he would bench Goff and Gurley to spare them another beating and possibly getting hurt in what is now a meaningless game for them. But he will play them as usual. Afterward they will have a press conference where he announces "we need to play better."
     
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    The league is being taken over by running quarterbacks like Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson and the Arizona kid. Contrastingly, the L.A. teams have glacier-like quarterbacks.
     
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    Take it as a mortal lock, a glacier could give Philip Rivers 5 yards in a 40 yard dash and win easing up at the finish line.
     
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    It's sad because the Chargers actually have lots of talent on both sides of the ball. QB has been their weak link for a long time.
     
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    Wait until the Raiders come to LA to play the Chargers this week. It will be a Raiders home game with so many of their fans in the stadium. I am not sure why the Chargers ever thought they would be a big draw in LA with so much competition from all of the established teams.
     
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    Once the Patriots exposed the Rams in the Super Bowl, everyone now knows how to beat them.

    1. You don't show them your defense until there are 15 seconds left on the play clock, because at that point, they cut off the speaker inside Goff's helmet. He can't identify what coverage they are in without someone up in the booth telling him so he's easy to fool. He doesn't audible without someone telling him what to call.

    2. When the Rams put a man in motion, pretend that you are not running with him. Goff locks onto that guy and assumes he'll be open. Then when the ball is snapped, the linebacker or safety on the other side of the field quickly picks that guy up. Goff takes his 5 step drop and looks to dump the ball to a wide-open receiver . . . what the? how is he covered? Rarely is he able to go to his second option. The Patriots did this to Goff all game long in the Super Bowl and he couldn't figure it out.

    3. Play man coverage on the outside and force Goff to beat you deep. He can't. This leaves a safety to come up and help shut down the run game.

    4. Play tight gap coverage inside and force the Ram's to run off tackle where Gurley is not as effective.


    Four simple steps, and suddenly that offense isn't so great anymore.
     
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