McVay hints at utilizing a four-man backfield
Rams coach Sean McVay suggested the team will manage their backfield with "that running back-by-committee approach."
“I think it’ll just naturally work itself out," McVay continued. "I think if you look at that success (San Francisco) had last year with that running back-by-committee approach...what I thought Kyle (Shanahan) and their players did a great job of is, ‘Hey, we’re going to have an open-mind approach, we’re going to be committed to trying to have some balance and then we’ll go with the hot hand or whoever really expresses himself as deserving of the carries. We’ve got four backs that we feel like are all NFL-legitimate starting-caliber backs and not feeling like you’ve got to force carries or touches to any of them. Just open mind and see how these guys do.” The four backs he's speaking of are second-round rookie Cam Akers, former No. 70 overall pick Darrell Henderson, Malcolm Brown (who out-touched Henderson 71 to 43 last year), and former preseason standout John Kelly. Whatever the end product, fans and fantasy players alike should expect Los Angeles' offense to bring a fresh approach to the field this year.
Related: Cam Akers
, Darrell Henderson
, Malcolm Brown
, John Kelly
Source: Cameron DaSilva on Twitter
Jul 21, 2020, 9:11 AM ET