Raheem Morris: Sean McVay faces great adversity and great opportunity (nbcsports)
“This season marks the first time the Rams have recorded a losing record since McVay was hired in 2017, and the team’s ongoing struggles make it difficult to find a quick fix for what has gone wrong with them so far this year is. Quarterback is also happening this week Matthew Stafford on the concussion transcript, so it’s not hard to see why McVay said this week he’s facing the greatest adversity he’s faced since coming to Los Angeles.
Defense coordinator Raheem Morris was asked at a news conference on Thursday if he approved of McVay’s hiring. Morris joked that McVay was “extremely spoiled” before agreeing that “it’s certainly” the biggest adversity the coach has faced, but added that the difficult situation also has an upside.”
Despite Adversity, Sean McVay Chooses a Keep Swinging Mentality (espn)
“The Rams have so many injuries on their offensive line that they played eight different line combinations in eight games. They had to fall back on Cam Akers – a 2020 second-round pick – for two games as the team tried to trade him. Los Angeles struggled with injuries in high school and was without wide receiver Van Jefferson for six weeks after undergoing knee surgery during training camp.
And now starting quarterback Matthew Stafford is on concussion protocol and could miss a crucial division game Sunday (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX) against the Arizona Cardinals (3-6) as the Rams try to bounce back from a 3- 5-Record recover midway through the season.
On the field – maybe because of the injuries – the offense didn’t work. The 16.4 points per game the Rams are averaging this season is by far the worst under McVay and the second-worst in eight games by a defending Super Bowl champion. The next best mark was more than a touchdown worse: 24.1 points per game during the 2020 season. The Rams’ 286 yards per game are also the lowest among McVay and 119.9 yards per game than LA, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research a year ago.”
Former NFL WR Torry Holt: I don’t see ‘team improving’ when talking about Rams (nfl.com)
Former NFL wide receiver Torry Holt joins “NFL NOW” and says he sees no improvement in the team when discussing the Los Angeles Rams.
Rams QB Matthew Stafford (concussion) restricted back to practice, Cardinals game in doubt (nfl.com)
“Stafford missed practice earlier this week after entering the concussion log. The QB is expected to have limited practice on Friday, a sign he’s heading in the right direction. However, given the limited time frame after the concussion was only diagnosed on Tuesday, he could be sidelined.
“It could go as far as 90 minutes before kick-off,” coach Sean McVay said of Stafford’s decision on Friday, “because when you’ve got a player who’s an experienced player like him, you’re not taking any chances at all… We’re not going to take any steps.” skip, so I don’t want that to be misunderstood. But I think it would be stupid of me to exclude him.”
MATTHEW STAFFORD’S WIFE CARES SICK FOR RAMS QUARTERBACK… ‘I’m not fine’ over Concussion Protocol News (tmz)
“McVay said doctors thought it best to put the QB on league protocol to ensure his safety… although the coach added it was not clear if Stafford had officially suffered a concussion.
The 34-year-old still has to pass countless tests to be eligible for Sunday’s game against the Cardinals… and Kelly said it all worries her.
The mother-of-four wrote in a social media post on Wednesday afternoon that head injuries terrify her… saying: “I have all the emotions that run through me. Worried, angry, sad, tired… all of them.”
Kelly, who married Stafford in 2015, has been very vocal about her concerns about the impact of head injuries in football… even breaking down in tears last month while speaking out Tua Tagovailoa Location.
“If you’ve even heard my podcast, you know how important it is to me,” Kelly wrote on Wednesday. “The head is no joke…and I hope that as this sport develops, so does the concern for head health and the research surrounding it.”
Coleman Shelton and Kyren Williams will both play on Sunday.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 11, 2022
Rams vs. Cardinals Week 10: How to Watch, Betting Odds, Injury Report (ramsdigest/SI)
“The Arizona Cardinals travel west to SoFi Stadium on Sunday to visit the collapsing Los Angeles Rams.
Both teams have endured disappointing seasons of losing records. It seems unlikely that the Rams will defend their February Super Bowl title while the Cardinals have battled both good and bad teams all season. The Rams are aiming for a win of the season against their rivals NFC West.
Last week, the Cardinals lost their second straight game with a 31-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at Glendale in a game that saw Arizona gamble away a 14-10 lead in the third quarter. Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was sacked four times in the loss.”
I wanted to take a moment to recognize all the veterans who have bravely served our country. Forever in your debt and forever grateful.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) November 11, 2022