Despite Getting Other Offers, DT Suh Decided LA Rams Were The Best Choice

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In the 2018 NFL offseason, the Los Angeles Rams have made a flurry of moves, which may strike fear into future competitors and have made the franchise a legitimate title contender.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Rams did a trade deal with the New England Patriots in order to acquire wide receiver Brandin Cooks. However, on the defensive side of the ball, the Rams stockpiled a number of players, which will certainly put them in a position to cause lots of problems for opposing offenses in the run game and passing game.

In the defensive backfield, the Rams have added cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. Talib brings the physicality needed on the outside and championship experience. Peters is a proven ballhawk who led all of his fellow rookies in interceptions during his first season in the league.

On the front seven section of the defense, the Rams also acquired one of the most feared defensive linemen in the NFL: Ndamukong Suh. Originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2010, Suh entered the NFL as a second overall pick who was expected to quickly make an impact in the NFL.

At 6'4" and 307 pounds, Suh is unusually swift and good on his feet for a gargantuan defensive tackle. He is adept at plugging up holes in the run game and can even rush the quarterback better than some defensive ends and outside linebackers. His punishing hits on opposing players have made their fair share of highlight reels.

All of the jaw-dropping personnel moves the Rams are making in the offseason this year prove they fully understand that defense wins championships. Despite losing in the playoffs, the Rams had a respectable 2017-18 season. They finished first place in the NFC West Division and tallied an 11-5 overall record.

Going into next season, the Rams are poised to build on the success of last year and merge it with the great potential they have to be even more formidable next year. The Suh deal is definitely a step in the right direction. However, the new Rams nose tackle said many other offers from other teams poured in before he chose to play in Los Angeles.

"I don't think any decision of this magnitude is easy. There's a lot of other great teams that I had offers from and had an opportunity to join but I think this was the best fit for me," Suh said, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Rams defensive coordinator Wade Philips definitely has the tools he needs to implement the masterful schemes he's been known to concoct during his long coaching career in the NFL.



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