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Rams Brothers: The Pod, An LA Rams Podcast
56 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
S4E5 - RBTP81: The Origin of Sean McVay, Training Camp Preview, American Underdog & New Uniform Drama
Biggest takeaways from Peter Schrager & Sean McVay's "Flying Coach" podcast with Kyle Shanahan, understanding the origin of Sean McVay (built by the Shanahan's and Gruden's), Changing/tweaking schemes over the last three years, How to improve the offense in 2021, What to expect in training camp, Opinion on the American Underdog trailer: the Kurt Warner film from Lionsgate, and of course - new uniform drama. Brought to you by Manscaped. Use promo code 'LAFB20' for 20% off and free shipping at https://www.manscaped.com! Check out our friends at Brewery X in Anaheim, CA! Https://www.brewery-x.com
65 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
RBTP80: McVay's New Groove, Extravagant Open Practice
McVay's new attitude, a week of "mandatory" OTA's, capped off with a massive 35k-person open practice. This episode also includes live odds, the inside scoop on the open practice, jersey number changes, new uniform updates, and much more. Huge thanks to our sponsors! Head to https://www.manscaped.com and use the promo code "RAMSBROS" for 20% off and free shipping! Check out the delicious beer of Brewery X here: https://www.brewery-x.com To get your very own Garrison Brothers Whiskey, click this link: https://attach.mikmak.tv/c8ad6ab1/c93c0a48-2d83-3a53-6413-7e2ea7272465?channelType=display&trafficType=paid&attachCampaignName=la-football&handle=garrison-brothers&platformType=lafbnetworkcom&adPlacementType=custom-320x50-mobile&adUnitType=static-ad&paidAudienceType=lafb-site-visitors&adUnitCreative=na&campaignObjectiveType=awareness
93 minutes | May 5, 2021
S4E3 - RBTP79: Draft Deep Dive with Jourdan Rodrigue of the Athletic!
Jourdan Rodrigue from the Athletic joins the show joins to discuss all things related to the Rams' draft approach. Jourdan provides a ton of information related to the Rams' thought process in specific scenarios, how they've used analytics and data to draft players, which players she believes will be most successful right away, and so much more.
42 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
RBTP78: March Madness - Stafford official, Rams' approach to Free Agency, handling long-term deals & the 2021 Salary Cap
The Los Angeles Rams officially announce and finalize the trade for Matthew Stafford. We'll discuss Stafford's cap implications, a potential new deal, Jared Goff's dead money, and how the Rams are managing the 2021 salary cap. Additionally, we'll discuss the restructures of Andrew Whitworth, Jalen Ramsey, Aaron Donald, Cooper Kupp & Robert Woods, the re-signing of Leonard Floyd, Johnny Mundt and the 1st round tender placed on Darious Williams. The Rams' approach to FA has been limited due to cap restraints, but we'll discuss Austin Blythe's situation, the positions we feel need the most attention over the next month and a half, as well as why Leonard Floyd's prorated, backloaded contract has been the standard for the Rams.
54 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
RBTP77: Blockbuster Trade - Jared Goff (& picks) for Matthew Stafford!
Episode 77 details (Goff & picks for Stafford, insane 2+ week timeline)Jared Goff and three draft picks have been traded to the Lions for Matthew Stafford. The Lions will receive the Rams’ third-round pick in 2021, their first-round pick in 2022 and their first-round pick in 2023 in what is the first exchange of former No. 1 overall picks in the common draft era (since 1967)The Lions are taking on the four years, $106.6M left on Jared Goff’s contract which was a MASSIVE part of this trade, and that’s the part that Les Snead said he was hung up on a few days ago. So, they got that part ironed out, then had to throw in 2 1st’s (which the Rams clearly don’t value) and one of their three comp picks from this year to sweeten the dealHow Matt Stafford fits into the Rams offense - Stafford has top-5 arm talent, he can throw outside of the numbers, he can change arm-angles, and has a massive edge athletically over Jared Goff. Matthew Stafford wants to push the ball down the field, and there’s no question that McVay wants to do the same thing.Matthew Stafford also is really good on the move and out of play-action, and can literally do everything out of structure. I think he has much better pocket awareness, can avoid defenders, can extend plays, and can convert long down and distances because of it. It’s going to create a much more efficient offenseGoff vs. Stafford head-to-head stats: deep passes of 20+ yards down the field, air yards per attempt, air yards per game, big-time throws, turnover-worthy plays, quarterback ratings, turnovers. Insane rollercoaster: 16-day timeline - 5 coaches and 2 front office members poached in roughly two weeks. Since, the Rams have hired two new coordinators in Morris & DeCamillis, and traded their $134M quarterback and former 1st overall pick to the Lions for Matthew Stafford -- who was the first overall pick back in 2009.
43 minutes | Jan 19, 2021
RBTP76: (LA @ GB) Goodbye to Staley, Hello to Marital Issues
Episode 76 details (Rams lose to the Packers in the divisional round, lose Brandon Staley to the Chargers and the issues between McVay & Goff)Full recap of divisional game in Green Bay: Sean McVay's offense in the red zone, utilization of wildcat formation, hook & latter two-point conversion, and scheming high-percentage throws for his QB. Rookies continue to step up: Van Jefferson & Cam Akers each score touchdowns, are responsible for the two-point conversion that put the Rams within 1 score. The impact of not having a fully healthy Aaron Donald on the field, missing Cooper Kupp and David Edwards due to injuries, and why we already can't wait for the rematch next season when the Rams are at full healthSaying goodbye to Brandon Staley, why it's so difficult to say goodbye to the guy who was only coaching for the Rams for such a short period. Sean McVay's "coaching tree" continues to grow, starting with Matt LaFleur, to Zac Taylor, to Brandon Staley (and eventually others). Who we should expect to take the open coordinator position (internal and external recommendations) and why we feel like the Rams are capable from recovering from the loss, and quicklyThe biggest story line of the last 24 hours: Jared Goff and Sean McVay's relationship needs "marital counseling", according to Steve Wyche of NFL Network. Why this relationship has gotten increasingly worse over the last 4 or so weeks, and where the Rams will go from hereA bizarre tweet from ESPN Los Angeles, who is discussing the idea of trading Aaron Donald for Deshaun Watson. Why we think the idea is far too ridiculous to actually happen, and why we think there's a better chance of Goff being moved for Watson
41 minutes | Jan 15, 2021
RBTP75: Bring on the Pack & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 75 details (Packers Preview & Nick's Picks of the Week)Aaron Rodgers vs. the Rams’ Defense: pre-snap looks, rotating in coverage, when to blitz, their most frequently used coverage, and why we should expect a wide variety of looks to prevent Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams and Aaron Jones from exploiting them in any way. Stopping the run when always having to account for the pass: LeFleur's tendencies, similarities to McVay/Shanahan - clog gaps, make tackles, and winning at the line of scrimmage. Davante Adams vs. Jalen Ramsey: the national media should be focused on Jalen Ramsey, opposed to Davante Adams. Ramsey so far this season has shut down: Cooper, Diggs, McLaurin, Robinson, Evans, Hopkins (2x), Metcalf (3x). How we can expect the Packers to utilize Davante Adams, if Ramsey locks him down early on.Rams offense vs. Packers defense: remembering last year, when Jimmy Garoppolo completed six passes in the NFC Championship, and the 49ers ran for 285 yards and went to the Super Bowl - how the Rams can somewhat duplicate that effort.Jared Goff wearing two gloves and his attitude towards the media recently. Also, we'll discuss Aaron Donald's injury, Cooper Kupp/David Edwards listed as questionable, Goff ACTIVE & starting, Wolford OUT. Nick's Picks of the Week!
39 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
RBTP74: (LA @ SEA) Survive & Advance to Green Bay!
Episode 74 details (Wildcard win over the Seattle Seahawks, Rams advance to play the Packers in Green Bay)Sean McVay extends his record when leading at halftime to 37-0 and his playoff record to 4-2, while also handing Pete Carroll his first playoff loss at home - and he did it with a quarterback who had surgery on his thumb two weeks agoRemembering the history of "Let Russ Cook" and "Mr. Unlimited", and why the Rams' defense (led by Aaron Donald, Jalen Ramsey & Leonard Floyd) was Russell Wilson's kryptonite this seasonThe Rams' defense had 12 defenders grade a 68 or better, according to PFF.com, and Jalen Ramsey wasn't even one of those players. Why Brandon Staley's defensive scheme and game plan has benefitted not only the "stars" (Donald, Ramsey) but has developed players like Reeder, Fox, Joseph-Day, Nick Scott and Greg Gaines into productive players. Rams offense, led by Cam Akers, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. Cam Akers ran for 131 yards, added another 45 receiving yards and really carried the offense. Akers was productive because of the offensive line, and McVay's usage of 12 & 13 personnel. Cooper Kupp & Robert Woods were targeted a total of 17 times, Kupp caught a 44-yard pass over Jamal Adams, and Woods scored in the 4thEscaping, but barely: Donald, Wolford, Kupp, Edwards all listed as day-to-dayQuestions we'll answer on Thursday: Who will be under center on Saturday for the Rams?Can the Rams reproduce this game and avoid turning the ball over in 25 degree weather, at Lambeau Field, with fans in the stands? How will Aaron Rodgers fare without his LT? How will Jalen Ramsey handle Davonte Adams, who leads the league in YAC? Are you STILL not following Nick's betting advise? If not, your chance at redemption is this weekend!
37 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
RBTP73: Wildcard Weekend - Leftover SeaChicken & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 73 details (Seahawks Wildcard Weekend Preview) & Nick's Picks of the week!)Rams vs. Seahawks so far in 2020, the season series is tied, 7 of their last 10 meetings have been decided by single-digits. What to expect from Seattle this weekend: how the Rams can continue to prevent D.K. Metcalf. The first time the Seahawks faced the Rams, he was close to nonexistent. He’s had less than 65 receiving yards in each of his last 4 games. Seattle's Biggest Weakness: the Seahawks pass defense ranked 31st in the NFL at stopping passes over the middle and 27th at stopping short passes entering the final week of the season, per Football Outsiders, and how the Rams can exploit it the third time around. Coming back from injuries: Andrew Whitworth, Cooper Kupp, Michael Brockers, Micah Kiser (potentially). Kiser, Kupp and Whitworth were all out in Week 16's match-up. Jamal Adams' status is still "up in the air". Random questions - will Jared Goff start? If he doesn't play well, how much will the media be discussing his regression? How does Andrew Whitworth perform after being out for 6 weeks? How can the Rams offense get back on track and return to form in time for a playoff run? Nick's Picks of the Week!
36 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
RBTP72: (LA vs. AZ) Widcard Werewolves in Arizona with Seattle on the Horizon!
Episode 72 details (Cardinals recap, clinching the 6th seed, discussing John Wolford's first start & more)John Wolford's debut: John Wolford is the first NFL quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw for over 200 yards and run for over 50 yards in his NFL debut. Absolutely battled after the interception, in which he blamed jitters, and was in control of the entire rest of the gameSean McVay's strategy on how to avoid announcing who the starting quarterback will be until Sunday, and why it may make sense to bring Wolford into the game if Goff starts and struggles. Also, who we'd prefer to start and play on SundayBrandon Staley's defense: D'Marco Farr's tweet on why Rams fans should be loving what they're seeing defensively (led by Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald)How Brandon Staley's usage of specific personnel, formations and looks have brought to the Rams to very top of the "elite defenses" list, how it complements the offense, and why the Rams' defense is statistically better than Seattle's Why Rams fans should be excited about being an underdog (+4.5) vs. Seattle, and how Seahawks fans are already showing signs of concern on social media
34 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
RBTP71: (LA @ SEA) Seahawks Steal the Division & John Wolford's Debut
Episode 71 details: (Seahawks recap, introducing John Wolford & discussing a potential QB controversy)What went wrong in Seattle: how the Rams' offense (led by Jared Goff) has been abysmal since beating the Cardinals & Patriots in back-to-back weeks Jamal Adams' comments on the Seahawks being "the best defense in the NFL", and how the tides have shifted since the Rams' last match-up in Seattle on November 15th, 2020 Why we believe that Sean McVay has become somewhat complacent after he finally beat Bill Belichick. After the game vs. New England, we were sold on the fact that Sean McVay had another 10 chapters in his playbook that were untouched to that point Why the John Wolford vs. Jared Goff conversation will continue all offseason if Wolford performs well against ArizonaImplications of moving on from Jared Goff if the Rams decide to move in another direction this offseason (contract makes this entirely too difficult) The back-up QB phenomenon: why John Wolford reminds Rams fans of Vince Ferragamo, Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger Introducing John Wolford & what to expect from him: discussing his college experience at Wake Forrest, his AAF experience with the Arizona Hotshots, the New York Jets and the Los Angeles Rams
33 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
RBTP70: (LA vs. NYJ) Losing to the Losers
Episode 70 details (Jets recap & NFC playoff seeding as it currently stands)How Adam Gase and former St. Louis Rams Linebacker coach & interim Jets defensive coordinator Frank Bush managed to outcoach Sean McVay and Brandon Staley 10 days after dismantling Bill Belichick's PatriotsJets defensive front dominates Rams offensive line when in pass protection and when attempting to establish the run: Quinnen Williams, Nathan Shepherd, Frankie Luvu, Tarell Brasham & John Franklin-Meyers compile 11 tackles, 8 QB hits & 3 sacksThe (now) 1-13 Jets were better than the (now) 9-5 Rams in the following categories: passing & rushing first downs, 3rd & 4th down efficiency, total plays, total passing yards, total pass yards per play, less sacks given up, more rushing attempts, less turnovers and won the time of possession battle by more than 9 minutesDetrimental moments: the punt block early on in the second quarter (Nick wants John Bonamego to be fired), handing the Jets back-to-back possessions on their own territory after an INT & blocked punt, first drive after the half for NYJ (11 plays, 72 yards, capped off with a Frank Gore TD), play calling on 3rd & 4 and 4th & 4 (which received criticism from Kurt Warner) and the inability to stop the Jets from getting a 1st down on 3rd and 6 late in the 4th quarter. How the Rams can clinch a playoff berth this weekend vs. SeattleThe NFC seeding as it currently stands, where we expect the Rams to finish and who we should expect as a potential first round match-up
41 minutes | Dec 11, 2020
RBTP69: (LA vs. NE) Three for Belichick & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 69 details (Patriots recap)
51 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
RBTP68: (LA @ AZ) Welcoming Belichick After Winning in the Desert with Evan Lazar of #PatriotsBeat!
Episode 68 details (Cardinals recap with substitute co-host Rich & Patriots preview with Evan Lazar of the Patriots Beat podcast)Main headlines: Jared Goff & Sean McVay's post-game comments, Ramsey vs. Hopkins recap, Justin Hollins forced fumble/Greg Gaines recovery, Troy Hill pick six, Nsimba Webster fumbled punt return, Matt Gay's 37-yard miss in the 4th quarterShowing the ability to respond: Webster's fumble led to a Kenyan Drake touchdown run, but Darrell Henderson & the Rams' run game responded. Matt Gay's 4th quarter miss was negated by Troy Hill's pick six. Sharpening the iron: third down efficiency, establishing the run early on, mixing up concepts, playing mistake-free & turnover-free footballContinuing to lean on the defense: how they should prepare for New England's rushing attack vs. what they've been preparing for & playing against teams with top tier passing attacksInterview with Evan Lazar: Difference in personnel vs. what the Rams saw in the Super Bowl (missing Trey Flowers, Danny Shelton, Adrian Clayborn, Dont'a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy from Super Bowl Roster)How the Patriots are preparing for the Rams' offense (scheme tendencies, coverage, rotations, common formations) and how they toyed with Josh Herbert What to expect from the Patriots' talented defensive backs: McCourtey twins, Stephon Gilmore, Kyle Dugger, Adrian Phillips, J.C. Jackson and how Bill Belichick will use a combination of those players to cover Cooper Kupp & Robert Woods Does Sean McVay have something up his sleeve to counter the 6-1 front, or should we be expecting carry over from Super Bowl 53? Evan is confident in Sean McVay
43 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
RBTP67: Previewing the Cardinals & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 67 details (Full Cardinals Preview)The national headlines: Sean McVay and Brandon Staley's thoughts on spying Kyler Murray, John Johnson's "roadrunner" quote, and Jared Goff addressing the criticism from McVay earlier this weekPlayoff implications: as it stands right now (if the season were to end today), the Los Angeles Rams would be the 5th seed, and travel to Metlife Stadium to play the Giants in the wild card round. Borrowing Belichick's defensive scheme to stop Kyler Murray and the Cardinals offense, limiting his ability to runRamsey vs. Hopkins: the Heavyweight Fight of the YearInjury report: both teams relatively healthy heading into this game, might be the first time Larry Fitzgerald misses a game vs. the Rams since 2004The owner of Matt Patricia's "burner account" is a member of the #RamilyNick's Picks of the Week
42 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
RBTP66: (LA vs. SF) We've Seen This Movie Before
Episode 66 details (Full 49ers recap)Getting swept by San Francisco and falling to 7-4, does the blame fall on Goff or McVay's shoulders?The pre-game narrative: 49ers had game changing players who came off the injury report and immediately made a difference (Sherman, Samuel, Armstead, Mostert)Kyle Shanahan's ability to out-scheme McVay despite limited talent offensively, saying "it was the exact type of game we were hoping for"Why the Rams defense is wasting a Super Bowl caliber defense with an inability to consistently execute on offenseMcVay's questionable play-calling down the stretch (5-straight run plays with 3:11 left in the fourth quarter)Re-evaluating Jared Goff, asking the question of what Sean McVay's offense would look like with a dual-threat quarterback that can extend plays
22 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
RBTP65: Previewing the 49ers & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 65 details (Full 49ers preview)Dissecting the major headlines: "Surging Rams seek revenge in rematch with slumping Niners"Digging deep into the history of Sean McVay vs. Kyle Shanahan The latest odds to win the NFC: Rams at +100, Seattle at +125, Arizona at +600, 49ers at +10,00049ers in previous three weeks: lost three straight to NFC contenders, all by double-digits. Still without Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Nick Bosa, Richard Sherman, Dee Ford, Trent Williams, etc. What to expect from San Francisco's offense, led by Nick Mullens, Deebo Samuel & Jerrick McKinnon & why the 49ers still have one of the best defenses in the NFLRecent Rams transactions: No Terrell Lewis, Natrez Patrick promoted from practice squad, Obo Okoronkwo is healthy& Nick's Picks of the Week!
46 minutes | Nov 24, 2020
RBTP64: (LA @ TB) Riding the Ship back to Los Angeles
Episode 64 details (Full Buccaneers Recap)Digging into the main story lines: Rams improve to 7-3 on their 5th trip to the East Coast in 11 weeks, improve to 2nd in the NFC, 1st in the NFC WestBeating Tom Brady for the first time since 2001 - attempting to understand why Tom Brady avoided the entire Rams roster and refused to shake their hands after the game endedThe rookies show up in a big way: Cam Akers & Van Jefferson caught their first TD's of their careers, Jordan Fuller had his first two INT's against Tom Brady, Terrell Lewis impactful as wellThe officiating: unbelievably inconsistent, lopsided, shifted in favor of Tampa BayMcVay's pass-happy approach: Tampa forced Jared Goff to beat them (and he did) on 51 attempts & only 37 rushing yards (20 attempts) - really impressed on his numbers vs. the Blitz, when targeting the Slot, & when under pressure as a wholeThe Defense is officially the new identity: currently ranked first in 6 major categories, awarded number one spot on Aqib Talib's "No Fly Zone".
41 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
RBTP63: Previewing "Tompa Bay" & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 63 details (Full Buccaneers Preview)The true identity of the Rams (moving from McVay, Goff to Staley, Donald & Ramsey)?How the Rams defense has excelled to top-3 in the entire NFL behind Brandon StaleyLimiting Tampa's running game and getting pressure on Tom BradyUnderstanding Tampa Bay's offensive approach, how to contain their three-headed monster in Brown, Evans & GodwinLeveraging our own three-headed monster in Henderson, Brown & Akers (aka, RUN-DMC) against the #1 ranked defense against the runExpectations for Goff if the Rams are unable to establish the run (or if McVay moves away from it)Looking ahead at the NFC West & the Rams' final trip to the east coast& Nick's Picks of the WeekThis episode includes a brand-new microphone from Nick. We're not proud that it took this long to get him the right set-up, but we've left his bad phone line in the past. Onward and upward for RBTP, and for the Los Angeles Rams.
46 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
RBTP62: (LA vs. SEA) Seasoning the SeaChicken's & Nick's Picks of the Week!
Episode 62 details (Full Seahawks Preview)Full game preview (SEA @ LAR)How the Rams offensive should approach Seattle's league-worst passing defenseHow Seattle faired vs. the Buffalo Bills explosive offense, utilization of Cover 0 and Cover 1What to expect from Jared Goff on Sunday, how he's played historically vs. the SeahawksWhy "letting Russ Cook" could be Seattle's only option offensivelyHow the injury bug should impact this match-up and play in the Rams' favor: injuries to K.J. Wright, Shaw Griffin, Quinton Dunbar, Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde, Duane Brown, Mike Iupati, Ethan Pocic, etc. Looking ahead at the NFC West & the Rams' travel scheduleThe long-awaited debut of A'Shawn Robinson, welcoming Jordan Fuller back off of IR& Nick's Picks of the Week!
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