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Chargers hire former Rams DC Brandon Staley as their new head coach

Chargers hire former Rams DC Brandon Staley as their new head coach

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Rams’ DC gets a promotion After ending their season with a loss on Saturday, the Rams took another hit on Sunday. Their defensive coordinator Brandon Staley agreed to a deal to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. The #Chargers are hiring #Rams DC Brandon Staley as their new head coach, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. An impressive young candidate, he gets a prime job in LA.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2021 Well, at least he doesn’t have to move!
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Brandon Staley interviewing with Chargers for 2nd time, Texans and Eagles next

Brandon Staley interviewing with Chargers for 2nd time, Texans and Eagles next

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ LA will talk to Staley for a second time on Sunday The LA Rams did not shut down the Green Bay Packers offense like they had hoped on Saturday, but that has not done anything to slow down defensive coordinator Brandon Staley’s popularity with open head coaching positions. According to Tom Pelissero, Staley will interview with the LA Chargers on Sunday — Staley’s second meeting with the Chargers — and he will be talking to the Houston Texans after that. Next up: the Philadelphia Eagles, who plan to fly Staley out on Monday if he hasn’t...
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Top-10 Rams Free Agents in 2021

Top-10 Rams Free Agents in 2021

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The Rams could lose quite a but of talent this offseason. The Rams unfortunately couldn’t stop the explosive Packers offense on Saturday afternoon as they fell 32-18 in the divisonal round of the playoffs. With the season officially over, it’s time to look forward to the 2021 offseason, which includes the wealth of notable free agents the Rams will have to navigate in the coming months. Below you’ll find the top ten expected free agents for the Rams, along with their numbers from this past season and short blurb about what I think will happen...
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Pod-TST: Post game thoughts, Winners and Losers

Pod-TST: Post game thoughts, Winners and Losers

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Another TST pod to scratch your itch. The Rams fell to the Packers 32-18 in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday afternoon inside frigid Lambeau. Unfortunately, in the battle between the two number-one scoring offense and defense, offense won out in the end thanks to a combination of a flaming-hot Aaron Rodgers and a less-than-healthy Aaron Donald. In today’s podcast, I dish out my lasting thoughts on how the game went and why it was surprising, what could have been the downfall of the defense — aside from Donald — and then finish...
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Rams-Packers Winners and Losers

Rams-Packers Winners and Losers

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Goff was surprisingly efficient despite his injury. The Rams’ 2020 season came to an end in the divisional round as they fell to the number one-seeded Packers by a score of 32-18. The defense wasn’t their usual selves as all-everything defensive tackle Aaron Donald was hobbled by the rib injury that kept him out of practice for most of this week and the secondary struggled to make Aaron Rodgers with two dropped interceptions in the end zone. In rather surprising news, quarterback Jared Goff was efficient against Green Bay, finishing with a 78...
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Sunday Divisional Round: How to watch and open thread

Sunday Divisional Round: How to watch and open thread

Photo by Jamie Squire/ Here’s how to tune in to Sunday’s slate. The playoff excitement continues today with another great pair of matchups. The Browns and Chiefs square off in game one between two teams who want to win in contrasting manners. Cleveland, with the help of running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, want to pound the rock from start to finish while shortening the game to their advantage. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, however, are going to try and force the Browns to play catch up as they plan to rain points through their air attack. The second game of...
Jan 16, 2021
The Good, the Bad and The Difference

The Good, the Bad and The Difference

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Aaron Rodgers was too much for Aaron Donald Aaron Rodgers is not a “great” player any more than Aaron Donald is a “great” pass rusher. They are much more than “great” at what they do. The conversation of Rodgers as “the greatest ever” however is overshadowed by the reality that he hasn’t been as “Rodgers” in the playoffs. It’s not that people could make a strong argument against Rodgers if they were simply watching him play — maybe nobody has ever looked more talented at the quarterback position — but his last Super Bowl...
Jan 16, 2021
Pod-TST Instant Reaction: Packers run game destroyed Rams defense

Pod-TST Instant Reaction: Packers run game destroyed Rams defense

Photo by Stacy Revere/ A quick chat about what we just witnessed The Los Angeles Rams have a lot to be proud about when it comes to their 2020 season. Few expected them to get this far and a solid foundation remains for the future because of names like Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey, Cam Akers and yes, Sean McVay. Among others, of course. But the Rams fell short against a better team on Saturday, losing 32-18 to the Green Bay Packers in Lambeau. I recorded a quick instant reaction podcast to discuss what happened with myself. Topics include: Would Cooper Kupp have made a...
Jan 16, 2021
What we learned from Jared Goff in the NFC playoffs

What we learned from Jared Goff in the NFC playoffs

Jared Goff | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Rams’ quarterback showed a lot in postseason The Los Angeles Rams and their fans are leaving January play feeling better about quarterback Jared Goff than they did after the regular season. The Rams’ season may have ended Saturday in a 32-18 loss at the Green Bay Packers, but Goff played well in the defeat and showed a lot of toughness in the postseason. Moving forward, the Rams should feel good about their quarterback. The Rams will be a playoff contender in 2021 and Goff showed he’s up to the task of leading that...
Jan 16, 2021
Rams seemed to play it safe with a hobbled Donald

Rams seemed to play it safe with a hobbled Donald

Photo by Stacy Revere/ This wasn’t the Donald we all have come to expect. During the Rams 30-20 victory over the Seahawks in the wild card round, defensive tackle Aaron Donald wound up with torn rib cartilage stemming from an attempted sack on quarterback Russell Wilson. It was evident that Donald was in immense pain and Rams didn’t see much of him the rest of the way. Throughout the week of practice leading up to the Packers game, Sean McVay didn’t throw out any fluff regarding his best player. He said “the terminator” will be just fine and that he will play...
Jan 16, 2021
Ravens-Bills divisional playoffs game thread

Ravens-Bills divisional playoffs game thread

Photo by Michael Hickey/ Talk about it here! The Buffalo Bills are attempting to reach the AFC Championship game for the first time since the mid-nineties. The Baltimore Ravens are hoping to atone for blowing their 14-2 season with Lamar Jackson a year ago. Who do you want to see advance to the next round of the AFC playoffs? Which quarterback is more fun to watch now, Josh Allen or Lamar Jackson?
Jan 16, 2021
Rams fall to Packers, must turn attention to becoming “Goliaths” again

Rams fall to Packers, must turn attention to becoming “Goliaths” again

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Without a “normal” game by Donald, LA couldn’t keep up Not once during their 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday were the Los Angeles Rams “in control,” but Jared Goff inspired some optimism in the team’s 2021 outlook and the defense hung in as well as they could against the NFL’s top-ranked offense and often sans Aaron Donald. The Rams cut the lead to 16-10 late in the first half and 25-18 early in the fourth quarter, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers consistently showed what qualities will make him the 2020 NFL MVP...
Jan 16, 2021
Final score: Packers 32, Rams 18

Final score: Packers 32, Rams 18

Rams-Packers | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports An instant review of the Rams-Packers NFC Divisional round game The Los Angeles Rams were game, but, in the end, it was just too much of the Green Bay Packers’ offense on Saturday for the divisional round matchup in Lambeau Field. The No. 1 seed team in the NFC playoffs were just too good for the Rams, who were ultimately eliminated from the 2020 postseason with a final score of 32-18. Here’s our quick recap of the game: Record: The Rams’ season ended at 11-7. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports ...
Jan 16, 2021
Rams-Packers NFL divisional round playoffs second half game thread

Rams-Packers NFL divisional round playoffs second half game thread

Photo by Stacy Revere/ Talk about the second half! There seem to be a few people who are ready to throw out Brandon Staley’s whole season based on the fact that the LA Rams have allowed an acceptable amount of points in the first half to the NFL’s number one offense and probable MVP. I would say that the Rams have actually done a respectable job on defense. If they had a more consistent offense, they might actually have the lead right now. The Rams trail the Green Bay Packers 19-10 at halftime, with LA marching down the field at will on a 75-yard touchdown drive in...
Jan 16, 2021
Rams-Packers NFL divisional round playoff game thread

Rams-Packers NFL divisional round playoff game thread

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Talk about the Rams right here! The LA Rams haven’t given up 30 points since Week 3 and the Green Bay Packers have been anything but invincible when they’re been held under 30 this season. Can the Rams defense contain Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams? Can Cam Akers help LA get and hold an early lead? Will an unexpected special teams play turn the game early on? There are many possibilities for what could happen on Saturday and quite a few of them result in a Rams win, despite what most NFL analysts are saying. The Rams thoroughly handled...