The Rams were able to sneak up on the competition and post a record of 11-5 last season. Sean McVay and company won’t have that advantage in 2018.
This season the Los Angeles Rams will try to make the difficult transition from being hunters to being the hunted. Coming out of nowhere to win your division by two full games will do that for your franchise.
If the Rams want to stay on top of the NFC West, they’ll need to guard against complacency. Expectations are high in the City of Angels this year. There are now legitimate Super Bowl aspirations in place. Obviously, to reach those heights, the Rams will need to answer very possible question about their roster with a positive answer.
In this piece we’ll examine the five most pressing questions facing the team this season. We start with a question about one of the team’s high-price free agent acquisitions.
5. Will Ndamukong Suh fit in?
When he’s at his best, Suh can be one of the most dominating defensive linemen in the NFL. Unfortunately, his propensity for freelancing can make him a liability. Wade Phillips and the Rams’ defensive coaching staff have their work cut out for them to make sure Suh stays in line this year.
Fortunately, there are several other big names on the defensive line to help hold him accountable. Aaron Donald might be the best defensive player in all of football. Michael Brockers is a Pro Bowl caliber player in his own right. They aren’t going to allow Suh to come in and do whatever he wants. They will make him fit into Phillips’ defensive schemes.
If Suh can toe the line and play up to his full potential, this will be the best defensive line in football. That’s a great place to start when you’re trying to build a Super Bowl team. If he doesn’t, it’ll be a serious waste of talent and resources for the organization.