Going into the season many people thought the Los Angeles Rams offense would be an issue, due to their lack of playmakers and quarterbacks that can throw the ball down the field.
10 games into the season, the people who thought that have been right as the Rams have scored 10 points or less in six of their 10 games, including the last four.
They have been held without a touchdown one three separate occasions this season, although they have won two of those games.
Additionally, penalties have been an issues as the Rams rank 29th in the league at 8.3 penalties per game, which has made it even more difficult for an already struggling offense.
According to Myles Simmons of therams.com, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said that due to the penalties he will look to made some personnel changes on offense this coming week:
“We’re looking at everything right now. We need production. We need to minimize mistakes, and we’ve got some repeat mistake-makers. So that’s still under discussion.”
In his first full season as offensive coordinator, Rob Boras has been the subject of a lot of criticism this season with the offense struggling. Despite the criticism, Fisher said that Boras’ job is not in jeopardy:
“No, not given it any consideration. I did that last year,” Fisher said. “I have confidence in Rob and the offense has confidence in Rob. And the offense right now knows they’re not doing what they should be doing.”
With the personnel changes not coming in the coaching staff, it will most likely come in the offensive line unit. Rams quarterbacks have been sacked 24 times this season, which ranks 11th, and in addition to the sacks and penalties the line has failed to create holes for running back Todd Gurley.
Gurley is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry this season, which is the fourth worst among running backs in the league.
Los Angeles is facing the high powered New Orleans Saints offense on the road this Sunday, so the offense will have to show up if they want to keep up with New Orleans.