Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
In a Thursday Night Football Color Rush game last season, the Seattle Seahawks played host to the Los Angeles Rams where it appeared that everything on the field looked gruesome. The Rams unveiled new white horns on their game helmets, which completely didn’t match the white uniforms they played in with gold trimming.
The Seahawks fared no better, as they played in a horrific lime green jersey and pants, however, the ugliest thing seen on the field was the hit Richard Sherman laid on rookie quarterback Jared Goff. Goff would get pressure from outside the pocket, scrambled left for a Rams first down. Goff had appeared to give up by running out of bounds, but Sherman thought differently of that fact and laid the boom on him, putting him in the concussion protocol. The add to the pain of the hit, the Rams were called for a holding penalty of one of the offensive linemen. (Watch Video)
Richard Sherman’s hit on Jared Goff
The Rams players were very upset with Sherman after the hit and felt it was a bit egregious. However, Sherman comments were this is football, and I play to the sound of the whistle. That he did, however, he would hit a defenseless quarterback.
Throughout the week of practice, I hope to expect the Rams plastered pictures, and play this video over and over to pump up the offensive line. If I was coaching, it would be nothing but student body to Sherman side for a couple of plays and crack back blocking.
However, the Rams defense will look to stick their horns off into Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson body. Rams cleaned house this past offseason, but there was no other Rams defensive lineman that gave Wilson most problems that William Hayes, who was traded to the Miami Dolphins.
Wade Phillips, the Rams defensive coordinator seems to find the way to bottle up the mobile quarterback as such as the Denver Broncos did against the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl L.
Rams entering their fifth game of the season in the 3-4 defensive scheme. Still trying to figure out the pieces, they may have found the solution by moving Michael Brockers to the defensive end position.
The Rams look to go 2-0 in the NFC West division, and 4-1 overall, with one of the leagues best record. Also to add, the Rams is the NFL second highest team in the league, averaging just under 35 points per game, a number they doubled since last season. If all goes well, the Rams should put up another high scoring contest with key defensive players out such as defensive lineman Cliff Avril and defensive back Jeremy Lane.