The Rams Wire
The Los Angeles Rams offense is a good one to watch and take ideas from. It’s one of the most creative schemes in the NFL, thanks to Sean McVay’s variety of route combinations and blocking concepts.
The South Carolina Gamecocks have been watching a lot of the Rams offense as they gear up for the 2022 season, and their quarterback, Spencer Rattler, even believes the two schemes are similar.
“It’s really like the same offense as the Rams,” he said, via 247 Sports. “That’s a lot of the tape we watch. What they’re doing, we’re doing. You definitely have your shots down the field but it’s just a good offense. It’s a balanced offense. We do a lot of good things, so I’m excited to fully learn all of it. I’ve learned dang near all of it already, but we got a lot more install to go throughout the summer, so I’m just gonna soak it all in and prepare the best as I can.”
Rattler transferred to South Carolina after a rough stretch with Oklahoma, even getting benched last season after previously being viewed as a Heisman Candidate. He’s trying to revive his draft stock with the Gamecocks, and watching Matthew Stafford is helping him attempt to do that.
He’s been watching a lot of film of Stafford as he prepares to lead South Carolina’s offense, keeping an eye on how he reads coverages and goes through his progressions.
“Right now I like what Matthew Stafford is doing,” Rattler said. “We’re watching a lot of his film because we run similar offenses, similar plays. It’s helped me to see what he does, how he goes through his reads against these coverages or these looks or at these game-time situations. I’m really watching him. Of course you’ve got Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson, (Patrick) Mahomes. I’m just taking the film you see and try to implement it on the field. When I go back home to Arizona, I’ll be training different types of stuff with my quarterback coach as well.”
Stafford may not be viewed as one of the three or four best quarterbacks in the NFL, but when it comes to certain aspects of playing the position, he’s better than most of his peers: arm angles, going through reads, accuracy down the field.
Rattler is wise to watch Stafford’s tape.