Los Angeles Rams
- Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
- Head Coach
- Sean McVay
- Offensive Coordinator
- AaronKromer/Run Game, Shane Waldron/Pass Game
- Defensive Coordinator
- Wade Phillips
- Special Teams Coach
- John Fassel
- Defensive Scheme
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (knee), who tore his ACL in Week 10 last year, is on the mend and is on track for the start of the regular season. Im taking it day-by-day, Kupp said this week. Its just about attacking this week, attacking the day as best as I possibly can. And I feel good about where Im at. He has taken part in walkthrough 11-on-11 drills during the week but otherwise has been on the sidelines with trainers. Kupp will gradually expand what he can do leading up to training camp. The 25-year-old was only able to play in eight games because of his injury last year, but he remains one of quarterback Jared Goff's favorite targets. Kupp had 62 receptions for 869 yards and five touchdowns in his rookie season and scored six times in eight games last season.
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods continues to develop his chemistry with quarterback Jared Goff during organized team activities. Goff has targeted Woods a whopping 215 times over the last two seasons, and the two connected a number of times in 7-on-7 drills at practice this week. Woods is focused on picking up yards after the catch this offseason. The 27-year-old broke out for career highs across the board in catches (86), targets (130), receiving yards (1,219) and touchdowns (six) in his second year in LA in 2018. It helped that Cooper Kupp (knee) wasn't around for half the season, but Woods should continue to do damage in this offense moving forward.
After drafting running back Darrell Henderson in the third round with the 70th overall pick, the Los Angeles Rams could use more two-running back sets to help protect Todd Gurley in 2019. General manager Les Snead has called Henderson the "change-of-pace" back that the team has been searching for. Gurley missed the final two games of the regular season in 2018 and was limited in the postseason. Henderson (5-foot-8, 208 pounds) is small with big-play ability. Head coach Sean McVay said Henderson could prompt him to break from his 11-personnel scheme of just one runner in the backfield. Gurley will remain the focal point of this offense, but his knee issues will likely cause the team to manage his workload, and that's where Malcolm Brown and Henderson come in.
Los Angeles Rams general manager Les Snead and head coach Sean McVay consider running back Darrell Henderson as a change-of-pace back to Todd Gurley. McVay called Henderson a unique playmaker, but the pick was made more for Henderson's skills and not Gurley's knee. The Rams took Henderson with the sixth pick of the third round (70th overall). He's a home run hitter with the ball in his hands and has comparisons to Denver's Phillip Lindsay, but he won't see consistent touches in 2019 as long as Gurley remains healthy. You might consider him as a handcuff to Gurley because of the issues surrounding his knee.
The Los Angeles Rams picked up quarterback Jared Goff's fifth-year option on Tuesday in a no-brainer move. Goff has thrown for 9,581 yards with 65 touchdowns while completing 62.1 percent of his passes. He's gone 24-7 with a 100.8 passer rating while leading the Rams to two straight NFC West titles in the last two seasons. He hasn't been as consistent as hoped from his fantasy owners, but Goff still has plenty of upside and should benefit from the healthy return of wide receiver Cooper Kupp in 2019.