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Could the Rams get off to a slow start in 2019 due to early game times?" />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteTurf Show Timesa Los Angeles Rams communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpSectionsLibraryMastheadCommunity GuidelinesNFL OddsStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteSections 2019 offseason2019 free agency2019 NFL DraftFull ArchiveLibrary 2019 NFL calendar2019 Rams regular season sched2019 Rams preseason schedMasthead Community Guidelines NFL Odds StubHub ✕Could travel cause the Rams to have slow start?New Replica Nicholas Scott Jersey ,15commentsCould the Rams get off to a slow start in 2019 due to early game times?CDTShareTweetShareShareCould travel cause the Rams to have slow start?Photo by Scott Olson/Getty ImagesDuring the 2018 NFL season, the Los Angles Rams traveled East of the Mississippi River twice, week 9 against the New Orleans Saints and week 13 against the Detroit Lions. Their travel schedule was extremely friendly and probably benefited the Rams to some degree.The 2019 NFL season won’t be nearly as kind. Three of the Rams first eight games take them into Eastern Standard Time with another taking them to London. Of those four games, three will be played at 10A PST, which has traditionally been difficult for West coast teams to overcome.On the flip side, the Rams will only travel to EST once after their bye week - week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also travel to Dallas to face the Cowboys in week 15, but that’s a relatively short trip all things considered.The difference between the first half of the schedule and the second is pretty clear. The Rams will be traveling a TON until we begin approaching Thanksgiving Stitched Nicholas Scott Jersey , but after week 10, the frequent flyer miles will stop accumulating - and I think that’s a good thing.Including the 2019 NFC Championship Game, Sean McVay has gone 4-1 in EST as the Rams head coach, and 2-0 in early games. That bodes well for their 2019 campaign, but it’d be naive to believe that ‘jet lag’ won’t have an impact on their performance early in the 2019 season.The good news is that their last 7 games travel no further East than Dallas - which will undoubtedly feel like a cakewalk after multiple cross-country trips during the first 10 weeks.Will it cause an impact in their season? Probably. But because of Sean McVay and their recent history of success, I’d argue that traditional variables such as injuries will play a much bigger role.What do you think? This was not what San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Shanahan had intended for his team or his offense. He had plans to build on his read-option offense, led by starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Prior to the season’s start Nicholas Scott Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , the San Francisco head coach was asked if defenses would figure out his read-option, especially after watching Garoppolo’s five starts in the 2017 season. “There isn’t anything to figure out,” Shanahan said during the July 2018 press conference. “It’s a very sound scheme.” It is a sound scheme, so long as the offense has a quarterback who can make the passes that open up against defenses trying to stop the read-topn. Not to mention that quarterback also has to be good enough to run with the football. ”It’s tough to find that guy,” Shanahan said. “And if you don’t protect him right, if you don’t do the right stuff, it is tough to stay healthy.” That guy Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , being Jimmy Garoppolo, tore his ACL in the third week of the season. Getting a biteThe 49ers offense doesn’t have the full power of a Garoppolo-led offense. But it’s been able to move the ball with deception. Take this play against the Bears, for example.San Francisco lines up in the base 21-personnel while the Bears have seven men in the box. Up until this point, San Francisco had been moving the ball primarily through the running game (Nick Mullens was 4-for-8 with 24 yards leading up to this play). Off the snap, Mullens drops back for a pass while the fullback and running back fake a run to left, which draws in the linebackers. This allows Dante Pettis space for his slant route. By the time the linebackers realize it’s a pass, Pettis is open for the catch which becomes a 13-yard gain. This deception also works with play-action passes and the run game. The play-action pass was one of the more notable options for the offense during Gorroppolo’s first season with San Francisco. The option was still in use when the 49ers played Los Angeles in the first meeting of the year. The play above went for nine yards and a first down. The 49ers sell the run with a fullback in motion and the offensive line appearing to down-block left. This causes the Rams defense to bite on the run Nicholas Scott Jersey nfl draft , leaving a tight end on a crossing route unattended. Ebukam Samson does his job by not overcommitting to the run. But he’s helpless against the play-action and San Francisco gets a solid gain. The 49ers kept the Rams on their heels with another play disguise. Another man is put in motion, which took a Rams’ defender out of the left side of the field. This allowed the 49ers’ Joe Staley to kick outside and take out a Marcus Peters for the big run, which was a toss left on a fake sweep right. Learning quickEventually, the San Francisco offense gets figured out. Defenses catch their breath, learn what’s going on and adapt to the situation. San Francisco’s offense in Garoppolo’s absence is like a firework — short-lived excitement. It’s why the team is 4-11 at this point in the season and why the scoring offense is near the bottom of the league (red-zone offense is dead-last). The play above is identical to the very first play shown in this piece, except it’s run on the left side of the field. While the Bears send a linebacker on the blitz, they pick up Mullens’ drop back again. The remaining linebackers stay home and run towards the target. While Marquise Goodwin makes the 7-yard catch Big And Tall Nicholas Scott Jersey , there is no YAC. This was a similar play-action pass with a man in motion (to remove a defender in the target space). But this time, everyone does their job and doesn’t bite on the misdirection. Take John Johnson, for example (top left). He picks up the tight end on the crossing route immediately off the snap and stays with him for the eventual interception. This has been a nightmare season for the 49ers. They’ve been plagued with injuries and could do only so much with the guys they had on their roster. Mullens is a great story and he will likely be a good depth quarterback in the future, whether it be in San Francisco or elsewhere.

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