The Los Angeles Rams have not had the season they envisioned, as they currently sit at 3-6 with one of the worst offenses in the league. After 10 weeks, the team ranks 29th in points per game and 31st in yards per game, a huge decline from last year’s Super Bowl-winning squad.
The Rams returned the majority of their core while even adding some key players in free agency, but it hasn’t translated to success. Head coach Sean McVay has shouldered the brunt of the blame thus far as he is responsible for calling plays.
While the team has attempted to make some adjustments on offense, McVay revealed he is not expecting to give up his play-calling duties, via Cameron DaSilva of USA Today:
“No, I don’t think so,” McVay said Tuesday when asked if there will be changes in the play callers. “There’s an element of we’re all collaborating and trying to put together the best plans as possible. I think in some instances there’s certainly…no, that’s not going to be what I think is in best alignment for our team. But we’re all in it together and as we put these plans together that’s kind of what’s reflected and there’s certainly responsibilities, but ultimately those things, they fall on me and I’m more than happy to be able to bear that. But we all work collaboratively together on what we think is best in all three phases.”
For as much as the Rams offense has struggled this season, things only figure to get worse with Cooper Kupp heading to injured reserve for a minimum of four weeks.
The star wide receiver has accounted for nearly one-third of the Rams offense this season and is set to undergo ankle surgery on Wednesday, forcing him to miss matchups against the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks and Las Vegas Raiders.
Furthermore, Matthew Stafford remains in concussion protocol and his status for Week 11 is in question. He missed the Rams’ matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, which saw backup quarterbacks John Wolford and Bryce Perkins get some reps.