Things aren't going well down in Southern California.
After opening the season 3-0, the defending NFC champion Rams now have lost three straight games, the latest of which was a 20-7 defeat at the hands of the 5-0 49ers on Sunday.
The Rams scored on their opening possession, but Sean McVay's offense was stymied after that. With star running back Todd Gurley out with a quadriceps injury, quarterback Jared Goff was tasked with leading the Rams to a much-needed win. But the Cal product turned in one of his worst games as professional, throwing for only 78 yards in the loss.
With the Rams back to .500 and the offense looking inept, Twitter got the pitchforks out to drag McVay by comparing him to his predecessor Jeff Fisher.
Sooooo apparently the lambs are coached by Jeff Fisher's cousin, Sean Fisher pic.twitter.com/oM1cF9cW2C— Niner Empire 10-2 (@armyvet2832) October 13, 2019
Rams should hire a Sean McVay-type.— Kevin Clark (@bykevinclark) October 13, 2019
Looks like we’re back to them Jeff Fisher days of losing 🙄 https://t.co/nuI6n0K49w— Luke (@lukefrantz74) October 14, 2019
Yea I’m pretty sure the Rams think Jeff Fisher is their coach again.— Cole Garrison (@EmeraldKnight86) October 13, 2019
The Rams should fire Jeff Fisher. Their offense looks awful.— 🦃Pepe Silvia🦃 (@statsjeff) October 14, 2019
Is Sean Mcvay the new Mike Martz?— email@example.com (@ryanbanderas) October 14, 2019
Sean McVay postgame reminds me of my High School coach after we kept losing football games. Using phrases like.— SLAY (@MMSLAY) October 14, 2019
“Let’s not let this adversity get to us”
“We won’t let this divide us”
“Time to look inward and find the solutions”
“We’re gonna learn from this”
We went 2-8.
Sean McVay stock watch: pic.twitter.com/95t4iA8rsW— Paul Matli (@PaulMatli23) October 13, 2019
People might want to pump the brakes on the McVay slander. The Rams' offensive line has been atrocious this season and the 49ers were able to take advantage of that weakness and make life tough for Goff and the passing game. Gurley's absence and overall physical decline have had a massive impact on the Rams' offense, and McVay has yet to adjust.
The lack of offensive innovation this season is concerning for the Rams. The 49ers sniffed out everything they were trying to do in putting together a statement win on the road against the two-time defending NFC West champions.
At 5-0, head coach Kyle Shanahan and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh have the 49ers firing on all cylinders. Without both their starting offensive tackles, the 49ers had every reason to take a shorthanded loss in Week 6. But instead, they dominated the Rams and staked their claim as the class of the NFC West.
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