The Los Angeles Coliseum was the new home of the Rams in 2016. The stadium was opened in 1923 and has been host to many great events. The Coliseum has hosted the Super Bowl, the World Series, and multiple college football teams. It is also home to two NFL teams and one National Football League team. But what makes it unique is that it is the only NFL stadium to hold training camps in Irvine.
The 2016 draft class of the Rams was impressive, but also underrated. Tyler Higbee was once considered the ‘Babygronk’, but he has only two catches for six yard this season. Pharoh Cooper was also drafted in this year’s draft class but has zero catches and zero yards. And there was a lot of speculation surrounding the future of Rams running back Jared Goff.
The Rams spent a lot last year on their offensive line, drafting five linemen. But now, the Rams have to prove they are a worthy contender. Rob Havenstein and Longacre are the only offensive linemen to have 200 snaps this season. Both are developing into high-quality players. However, the Rams haven’t gotten the results they’ve been hoping for. They will have to rely on the performance of their young stars.
Although Todd Gurley’s sophomore season was disappointing, it didn’t stop them from making the playoffs. They won their first three games and held a 10-point advantage against the San Francisco 49ers with just four minutes left. But the Rams couldn’t finish their season without a touchdown, and lost the final seven. With no win in the playoffs, the Rams ended up 4-6.
In the fourth game of the 2016 season, the Rams scored 10 points on their first two drives, but then gave up 17 unanswered points. In the loss to the Giants, Case Keenum passed for 291 yards with a touchdown and four interceptions. Landon Collins returned the first interception for a touchdown, while Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted the final pass in the end zone. Despite the struggles, Tavon Austin recorded a career-high 10 receptions.
NFL Films will be producing “All or Nothing: A Season With the Los Angeles Rams” this fall. This series will follow the team’s journey from St. Louis to Los Angeles and their preparations for 2017. The series’ first season followed the rise of the Arizona Cardinals to the NFC Championship in 2015.
The Rams started the season with a record of 7-9 and were looking to improve on that 9-7 mark from last year. But instead of improving on their first season, they went 1-11 in their last twelve games. The team finished 1-6 at home, their worst home record since 2009. The Rams missed the playoffs 12 times in a row, matching the record of the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns for the longest postseason droughts in NFL history.