The Los Angeles Rams offense is among the worst in the league through the first seven weeks, ranking 30th out of 32 teams at 307.6 total yards per game, 29th at 17.1 points per game and despite having one of the best young running backs in the league in Toddy Gurley they rank 29th at just 79.9 rushing yards per game.
A lot of that can be attributed to a struggled offensive line, who has not opened many holes for Gurley and also the Rams rank third in total penalties this year (68), with the offensive line leading the way in that.
Left tackle Greg Robinson, who was the second overall pick in the 2014 draft, has struggled this season as he leads the NFL with 10 total penalties and has had a few more that were declined.
Despite his struggles, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said he plans to stick with Robinson as his left tackle, via Alden Gonzalez of ESPN:
“Greg is going to be a really good player,” said Fisher, who has stated that he is not considering moving Robinson to a guard position. “He’s highly athletic. I thought, for the most part, he played an outstanding rusher in [Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul on Sunday], and he held his own in this game. There’s no harder position to play, besides the quarterback position, than the left tackle position, especially when you’re going to throw the ball.”
While it is not necessarily Robinson’s fault, the Rams offensive line has not helped out the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year as Gurley ranks 38th among 40 qualified running backs in rushing yards per attempt (3.01) and is tied for the fewest average yards before first contact (1.34).
The Rams have a bye week in Week 8 to sort things out, but if they cannot figure out a way to get their rushing gain going then they likely will not have very much success the rest of this season.