It wasn’t too long ago that the vultures were circling over Snead as Goff was labeled a probable bust, but the GM was given a reprieve by Rams owner Stan Kroenke and executive VP of football ops/COO Kevin Demoff. Snead has rewarded their confidence.
The Rams are the surprise team of the year thus far, sitting atop the NFC West at 3-1 with defending division-champion Seattle coming to LA for a Week 5 showdown. Few saw this coming from a team that went 4-12 last season, fired its coach and produced one of the NFL’s lowest-rated quarterbacks in Goff. Not helping was the fact that Snead had traded a king’s ransom to the Titans in order to move up to the top spot in last year’s draft for the right to select the Cal QB ahead of Carson Wentz, who had a far superior rookie season.
So Andy Dalton is back to his old streaky tricks, good in low-pressure games against bad defenses. Still, the Bengals’ inability to run with Joe Mixon or anybody else will make it hard on the QB to win more meaningful games.
Don’t be surprised if Jay Cutler, Jay Ajayi and the rest of the offense start to figure things out quickly in Miami. The pieces are there; the play-calling needs to get more aggressive to take advantage of Cutler’s ability to get the ball deep to DeVante Parker and Kenny Stills.
Here comes Mitchell Trubisky and a chance for the Bears to be more effective offensively to compliment a defense that isn’t terrible.
Jacoby Brissett has given the team consistent fight while Andrew Luck is out, but unfortunately, he can’t do anything to help the defense.