The Rams tried 10 different long passes on 10 different third-and-shorts. Jared Goff sits straight back in the pocket and allows himself to be sacked. He was simply Gawful.
I swear, it was like watching the Dolphins’ offense.
The Rams put a man in motion, sprinting behind the QB, on 90% of their plays, but never once handed it to him. Because the passing game was going so well.
If you try a low-percentage long fade route and it almost gets picked off on first down, by all means try it again on second down.
Sean McVay didn’t even try. The exact same 8-step dropback pass play yielded nothing all night, but he called it again and again. No shotgun? No razzle. No dazzle. Garbage play calling.
Give the Patriots D credit for playing well. BIll Belichick had all the answers, but only because Sean McVay gave him the questions in advance.
By running the same basic plays expectedly, the Rams made it so simple. And now we have to hear how great our new coach is. Romo called it right. This is Bill’s defense, not Flores. Anyone can be an assistant linebacker coach like Flores when your boss is a defensive genius. And anyone can be a defensive genius when the Rams don’t even try.
Ndamakong Suh should have punched McVay and Goff in the face. Each. Twice.