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Madden NFL 16 St. Louis Rams Team Breakdown

The St. Louis Rams have plenty of potential in Madden 16.  While they aren’t necessarily one of the “elite” teams that people will play with initially online, they do have all of the pieces needed to compete at a very high level.

Here is the Madden School team breakdown for the St. Louis Rams in Madden NFL 16.

Team: St. Louis Rams

Offensive Strategy:  Get the ball to Todd Gurley, Tavon Austin, and Jared Cook! Nick Foles is good enough to distribute the ball around but Gurley, Austin, and Cook are all matchup nightmares for opponents.  There is no way anyone can defend all 3 of them.  Spread the ball around evenly and your offense will be very hard to stop.

Defensive Strategy:  Let your defensive line get pressure.  You shouldn’t blitz too often with the Rams since your defensive line will get good pressure each and every play.  The Rams dominant defensive line will allow you to focus more on coverage instead of rushing the quarterback.

Impact Players: QB Nick Foles, HB Todd Gurley, WR Tavon Austin, WR Kenny Britt, TE Jared Cook, The entire defensive line (Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Aaron Donald, Nick Fairley) MLB James Laurinaitis, LOLB Alec Ogletree, CB Janoris Jenkins, CB E.J. Gaines

Key Newcomers: QB Nick Foles, HB Todd Gurley, DT Nick Fairley

Strengths: The Rams defensive line is one of the best in Madden 16.  You should be able to easily stop the run and their defensive ends should be able to get after opposing quarterbacks without having to send too many extra guys on a blitz.

The offense has 3 big time Madden playmakers in Todd Gurley, Tavon Austin, and Jared Cook.  Nick Foles is good enough to distribute the ball to them.  Those 3 should be able to do the rest.

Weaknesses: The Rams don’t have any glaring weaknesses in Madden 16.  They could use a guy with speed and hit power over the middle.  A guy who you can user control on defense and dominate.  All elite Madden teams have a guy like that.  The Rams don’t have that yet.

Overview: The Rams are in a great spot.  If you are a fan of the St. Louis Rams you will be able to compete at a high level with them.  However, they won’t be one of those teams that everyone selects like the Seattle Seahawks.

What did we miss?  How will you use the Rams in Madden 16? Contribute to the Madden 16 Rams breakdown by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below.

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8 years ago

Its early November and the Rams are a force to be reckoned with!!!! 92 overall defense and Gurley, Cook, and Austin are getting the love they deserve. If you can stand to run the ball 25+ times a game and know what you’re doing on defense, you can absolutely dominate your opponent no matter what team they choose. And also Alec Ogeltree has like 89 hit power and Barron has been moved to a Lb for the time being. I believe he has 92 hit power. Laurinaitis has 84 hit power so the middle is fine. That defensive line is the real powerhouse though. Donald-98 ovr Quinn-95 ovr Fairley and Hayes-87 ovr Long 86 ovr and Brockers is an 82 ovr backup. That line gives you the ability to get ridiculous pressure up front with only 4 guys so you can play lock down pass coverage and stuff the run without blitzing. It also lets you get creative with your blitzes because if you are rushing 4 guys consistently and throw some 5-6 man blitzes your opponents way they wont know what hit them. Good luck Rams fans lets keep our team in St. Louis!!!

8 years ago

And Case Keenum goes undrafted. I cenlriaty have made my share of egregious misses over the years, but this is one thing I was quite certain about, and for good reason.VA:F [1.9.21_1169](from 2 votes)

8 years ago

The Rams have a really good team in Madden 16. In parts of the game they are consistent like there DLine is one of the best of going after the opponents quarterback. There secondary is really spotty at point but then they can swarm the ball when you throw the ball in there area. There offense is a different story. They really don’t have any big wide outs that can go up and get the ball. But Todd Gurley is one of the best rookies in this game. He has speed and a lot of power to run over teams defenses.

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