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Sean McVay: You Have To Be Able To Run The Football

The Los Angeles Rams need to improve their lackluster running game, and head coach Sean McVay knows it.

Hell, everyone knows it after the franchise tried and failed to recruit Christian McCaffrey prior to Tuesday’s deadline.

Through seven games, the Rams’ running game ranks 31st in the league. Running back Cam Akers hasn’t played since Week 5 due to a dispute with the team.

In Sunday’s defeat to San Francisco, rookie RB Ronnie Rivers was called up from the practice squad. He led the team with 8 carries for just 21 yards.


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Ultimately, it comes down to this: no team has made the playoffs while averaging less than 70 rush yards per game. The Rams are averaging only 68.4 yards so far this season.

Sean McVay says his team needs to be more efficient with the situations they do create.

“We’ve got to figure out how to make it a better operation that you don’t feel like you’re wasting plays because, in some instances, that’s what I feel like,” Sean McVay said. “We’re getting some of the looks that we want, and we’ve got to be able to execute better.”


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“We’ve got to be able to hit blocks better, we’ve got to be able to handle movement better and then we’ve got to be able to create a little bit more than what sometimes the play is blocked for. Those are things that I don’t think is asking too much.

“Ultimately, those are things we’re always looking at. You absolutely have to be able to run the football.”

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