The Los Angeles Rams have quickly become one of the elite teams in the league so far in the 2017 NFL season at 6-2. Although most of the attention has been on second-year quarterback Jared Goff and the high-powered offense, the defense and special teams have helped solidify the Rams’ place atop the NFC West.
Their all-around effort has caught the attention of teams across the NFL. Even defensive coordinator Wade Phillips admitted to being excited about this talented squad finally coming home for their favorable matchup versus the Houston Texans, according to Rich Hammond of the O.C. Register:
“It’s a home game. I hope people are excited about this team. I know I am.”
Phillips’ comments are indicative of how good this young Rams squad can be for years to come after over a decade in squalor. The veteran coach’s giddiness is encouraging considering all of the great teams he has been a part of.
Despite their early-season struggles, Phillips has managed to get this unit to return back to its formidable self. The defense for Los Angeles is currently top-10 in points allowed per game (19.4) and tied for sixth in the league in sacks (25.0).Needless to say, there is plenty for Rams fans — and their coach — to be excited about when they return to the Coliseum.