The Rams have been busy this offseason improving their defense. After neglecting to franchise tag Trumaine Johnson, their Pro-Bowl corner, they went out and acquired Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib to take his place.
After using their franchise tag on Lamarcus Joyner, their safety, their defense looked pretty much unstoppable with reigning Defensive Player of the Year, Aaron Donald, leading the charge.
It looked pretty much impossible to improve this forceful defense. That was until three time First-Team All-Pro and four time Pro-Bowler Ndamukong Suh decided on joining this Wade Phillips schemed defense.
Although Phillips runs a 3-4 defense and Suh is more accustomed to a 4-3, there shouldn’t be much of a worry here in the city of angels as Suh is ready and great enough to adjust. Suh and Donald is a match made in a quarterback’s worst nightmare and for obvious reasons.
Suh and Donald are masters at pressuring the opposing QB. This will lead to forced passes. With the new look secondary, plenty of balls should be picked off by Talib, Joyner and Peters, who alone has 19 interceptions in his three seasons in the NFL.
That is to say if the quarterback will be able to get off the pass. Suh and Donald are known for monstrous sacks and hard hits. They are also very capable of stopping the run as well, which was the Rams’ weak spot in their defense last year.
The new look Rams defense will be a threat on sacking the quarterback or intercepting the ball on every down. This already stellar offense is now paired up with what looks to be the best defense in football. I wouldn’t be surprised if they make a deep postseason run.