Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
Under the tenure for the third season of the Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay, the Rams have lost two consecutive home games and three consecutive losses. A team that virtually blew teams last season seems as if they have lost their identity.
It appears that the Rams made a statement Today by pulling off a trade with the Cleveland Browns for offensive line Austin Corbett. Corbett, the 33rd overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, is a versatile lineman that can play all five positions on the line. Corbett starred at the University of Reno Nevada and scouted as a late first-round selection.
As the 2019 free-agency period began, the Rams offered not to resign their veteran center, John Sullivan, for another year. Also, they lost starting left guard Roger Saffold to the Tennesse Titans, leaving a vacancy at those positions. However, the Rams gambled with second-year players of the 2018 NFL Draft Joseph Noteboom (guard) and Brian Allen (center).
The gamble has not paid off since week number one as the Rams quarterback Jared Goff has not had time to put up numbers he is capable of throwing like in 2018. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers seemed to have the recipe of disaster for the Rams offensive front, and the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers were able to finalize blueprint for the Rams offensive line woes.
After the loss to the 49ers (5-0), general manager Les Snead received a call from the Browns about a trade for Corbett, who had fallen to the unliking of the new Browns offensive-line coach. The Rams were able to steal Corbett for a future 2021 fifth-round selection.
Corbett came right on time for the Rams as they were desperate for line help after losing starting left-guard Noteboom to a season-ending knee- injury and poor performance from second-year Jemil Demby on Sunday. Expect to see Corbett inserted into the starting lineup before long.
The Rams will travel to Atlanta to play against the 1-5 Atlanta Falcons in a game need to desperately win to keep their playoffs withing reach.