The L.A. Rams are not rebuilding, according to Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff via NFL.com.
In a recent interview, Demoff told ESPN.com that his team has talent. He also said that his team is not rebuilding.
“I think this team has talent, still has a very young core at its heart, and we need to find our way,” Demoff said in a recent phone conversation. “But this is not a rebuild to me whatsoever. This is maximizing the talent we have. And we do have to go into the offseason and improve our personnel across the board. It’s what we said when we made the coaching change. It’s not just a coaching issue. We need to get better on the personnel side.”The Rams executive pointed to close losses at the hands of the playoff bound Detroit Lions, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.
These statements come after the Rams franchise finished 4-12 in their first season since relocating back to Los Angeles from St. Louis.
During that time, the Rams lost their final 11 of 12 games. They fired their head coach Jeff Fisher in the middle of the season.
Not to mention, L.A.’s offense ranked dead last in offense for 2016.
This terrible offensive showing happened after they trade multiple draft picks for No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. Goff ranked as the 35th quarterback in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus’ subscription grade service. He made seven starts for the Rams.
Meanwhile, the Rams defense finished ninth in yards per game. Punter Johnnie Hekker is also on his way to a Pro Bowl.
Demoff addressed this in his interview. He cited that the defense and special teams were competitive. Demoff said the future is all about turning around the offense quickly.
It remains to be seen how long it will take to improve the offense, so the Rams can start winning.
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