In order to remake their roster, the Los Angeles Rams brought in a handful of players with strong personalities, and as some might say, egos. Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh are the players in question, each being jettisoned by their former teams for different reasons.
All three players have been involved in on-field spats and served suspensions as a result, but the Rams aren’t afraid of having so many outspoken players in the locker room. After all, they have a great mix of youth and experience both on the roster and on the coaching staff.
Steven Jackson has experience in a similar situation to the one currently taking place in Los Angeles and he doesn’t see it being an issue. He detailed why in a new blog post on his website, while also calling the Rams a “Super Bowl favorite.”
The next step for the Rams will be one of the most difficult, because while the talent is in place, now they have to juggle the many personalities coming along with those men. I saw throughout my career, especially after I left the Rams, that players with great talents often come into a new environment with their own ideas and way of doing things.
Managing a roster with a great deal of personnel turnover from year-to-year can be a challenge.
There is always going to be a blend of talent and an organizational way of operating. I would hope that on this path of seeking a championship, the Rams as a franchise have conviction about the way things have been done in the past. I think it is important for the Rams to maintain their identity, and make sure the Rams Way is honored and adhered to.
I think those guys can handle it.
Jackson went in-depth on the Rams’ roster makeover, the expectations that come with playing in Los Angeles and the change in power in the NFC West. He’s glad to see the Rams and 49ers renew their rivalry and compete in the division, while he still isn’t overlooking the Seahawks or Cardinals.