The Los Angeles Rams are 2-1 and atop the NFC West with their tiebreaker over the Seattle Seahawks. For the second week in a row, the defense was able to come up with a timely game-winning play to seal the victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
However, Los Angeles still has their fair share of issues that are currently plaguing the team’s progression. Although many thought the offense would be the kryptonite to the defense’s Superman in the early weeks, it has been the overall lack of discipline instead.
According to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN, head coach Jeff Fisher plans on addressing the team’s current issue with the unnecessary amount of penalties they have drawn through three weeks.
“No place for it,” Fisher said. “No place for it at all, it’s going to be addressed [Tuesday]. It falls under that category of the pre-snap and post-snap penalties that you just can’t have. It doesn’t look good. We’ve addressed it, and we’ll continue to address it.”
Los Angeles has been penalized 27 times for at least 250 yards so far this season. Along with ejections of Eugene Sims and Aaron Donald, the Rams still have plenty of tidying up to do if they want to keep winning.
Of course, with any young team, a lack of discipline is to be expected. However, it is one that needs to be fixed soon as the Rams face another tough test next week when they take on their division rival Arizona Cardinals on the road.