Rams’ pass rush primed for big performance under Phillips

New LA defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has a history of getting big numbers out of his pass rush. PFF analyzes the effect he could have on the Rams.

| 2 months ago
(Harry How, Getty Images)

(Harry How, Getty Images)

Rams’ pass rush primed for big performance under Phillips


  • In 2016, Denver had the second-most pressures generated by a single edge defender with 79 total.
  • In 2015, Denver had the most pressures generated by a single edge defender with a total of 82
  • Wade Phillips, then the Denver defensive coordinator and now the DC for the Los Angeles Rams, only had two edge defenders take more than 20 snaps in the 2013 season, which led to a dip in pressures generated.
  • Since the 2010 season, Phillips’ defenses have had the following rankings in pass rush among the league: first, fourth, eighth, third, first, eighth.

 

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  • crosseyedlemon

    The change of coaching staff should help the Rams on both sides of the ball and in a division that really only has one solid threat, they could be a legitimate playoff sleeper pick if Wade works his magic and Goff starts to acclimate to the pro game.

  • NorthLeft

    Not sure if you want to mention Robert Quinn’s status regarding the potential improvement of the Rams pass rush. A return to form by him could have as important an impact as the coaching change.