Les Snead had a clear plan in mind when he took over as general manager of the Los Angeles Rams. In pursuit of turning the struggling franchise around, Snead’s first move was to make sure that his team will have the right man to carry out his strategy.
“When we set out, we hired [Sean McVay]. Obviously brilliant offensive mind, has become and evolved into a really, really brilliant head football coach,” Snead said on FOX Sports’ The Herd (via Rams Wire).
Snead’s plan, as revealed on Thursday, was to put a particular emphasis on offense. And as the stats show, it has worked out well thus far.
“The blueprint of a lot of successful teams, they started with a head coach who ended up having success with a quarterback on a rookie contract and a lot of those teams went to the Super Bowl with that head coach and that quarterback on his rookie contract,” the Rams GM explained. “So we definitely want to keep feeding that offense.
“We’ve been successful the last three years, scoring a lot of points, being one of the top one to two to three to four to five teams in offense, so we want to keep feeding that beast. I get all of the other positions, but simply put, hiring people and acquiring people who can gain yards in explosive chunks and move the chains and score touchdowns is not a bad thing.”
Sure enough, Les Snead and the Rams have found success with their plan. In 2018, the team’s offensive firepower brought them all the way to the big game against the eventual champions, New England Patriots.
Even though they came up short of their goal the following year, Snead insisted that he will stick to the strategy that turned the Rams into contenders.
“We definitely want to keep feeding that offense,” Snead reiterated.