Ed “Pi Double i” Henderson
Sean McVay, the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams announced earlier today the Austin Blythe remains as the starting right guard on the offensive line. Former starting right guard Jamon Brown returned from his two-game suspension this week, even agreed that Blythe should remain the starter.
Blythe played very impressive and well in his first two starts against the Oakland Raiders and in the home opener against the Arizona Cardinals. Brown will play as a backup to Blythe as McVay continued with his comments:
The Rams drafted Brown under the Jeff Fisher's administration along with the starting right tackle Rob Havenstein. Havenstein was taking in the second round and Brown in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft, was the plane to shore up a strong offensive line. In Brown's rookie season, he landed on the IR after suffering lower leg fracture which ended as a season-ending injury.
Brown has always been considered the weak link of the Rams offensive linemen but has excellent size. Offensive line coach Aaron Kromer has done an excellent job in getting his men in preparation for game day. Just having eight linemen on the active roster, the system has worked great, especially with only seven in the first two games.
The team is prepared to face off this Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in the Battle of L.A., against the Los Angeles Chargers. Great news for the Rams, the Chargers will be without their star pass rusher Joey Bosa, who has been declared out with an injury. However, he's not the entire defense, and still, have stars on the defensive side of the ball.
Interesting to see how Coach McVay will use Brown, yes he will be in the jumbo packages and possibly can be used as a lead back in short yardage situations. However, the Rams are a seven-point favorite over the Chargers on Sunday but don't think they will not go down without a fight.
Chargers have a veteran quarterback in Phillip Rivers, running back Melvin Gordon, veteran tight end Antonios Gates, and receiver Keenan Allen who can move the ball, but will they have enough against the Rams. Joe Barksdale, the Chargers starting right tackle and a former Ram, will be out against the Rams. Barksdale signed with the Chargers a couple of seasons ago as a free-agent after leaving the Rams.