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Holding blocks, telling Goff what to do: Inside the Rams OL

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The Los Angeles Rams offensive line has performed at an elite level this season, a sometimes-unsung group in the team’s 5-0 start. And that’s why they can find humor in at least one play that went somewhat astray.

Saffold, a ninth-year pro, started to chuckle when he recalled a particular moment during a Week 3 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.nfl replica jerseys wholesale

The Rams were in the red zone and the line held their blocks for what felt like an eternity (in reality, it was 6 seconds).

That’s when Blythe, a first-year starter, turned and screamed at quarterback Jared Goff, “Throw it! Throw it!” And so Goff threw the ball out the back of the end zone.3

Blythe blushed when he recalled the play. He was blocking two defensive linemen, but as they continued to push, he couldn’t hold the block any longer.nike replica nfl jerseys

His yells were “in the heat of the moment,” Blythe said. “If I was rationally thinking, I wouldn’t have said anything.”

Yelling at the quarterback, some linemen said, is not typically encouraged. Goff, however, was lucky Blythe did, because as the third-year quarterback searched the end zone for an open receiver, he was inches away from being sacked.

“It was hilarious,” Saffold said, as he thought about Blythe’s scream. “We laugh about it now, but I think Jared has a lot of trust in us.”

That’s because they have kept Goff upright and allowed him to post eye-popping numbers.

Goff, along with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, has been sacked a league-low six times, among quarterbacks who have started five games.

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