Eric Dickerson stood along the Los Angeles Rams sidelines during the 42-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Even though he played in Indianapolis during his career, Dickerson was cold. He was shivering. But he looked like a proud father looking at a Rams team he was so happy to get back to Los Angeles.
On SCHOOLED with the Professor, Dickerson talks about how the Rams have bounced back from a horrible first year in Los Angeles. Dickerson opens up about his struggles with the Rams front office last year. Disappointed with an offense that he thought had the design of a high-school offense, Dickerson was critical. The team told him they didn’t want him along the sidelines anymore while Jeff Fisher was the coach. Fisher lost his job.
Sean McVay has brought one of the most exciting offense into the league since the St. Louis Rams when they were "The Greatest Show on Turf." Dickerson also talks about the current state of running backs and how different it was when he was having his Hall of Fame career.
The Los Angeles Rams come to Seattle on Sunday to determine which team is going to win the NFC West. Get ready for the game with a history lesson from a player and coach who has been on both sides as SCHOOLED with The Professor catches up with Nolan Cromwell.
Nolan is a former Rams defensive back who made the league’s all decade team. He’s been an assistant coach twice with the Rams, and also coached in Seattle on Mike Holmgren's staff.
Cromwell starts by discussing the buildup of the Rams. He goes into great detail into how good Sean McVay is as a coach. In Green Bay, he coached on a staff with Jon Gruden as an assistant. Nolan makes the comparisons.
He gives an evaluation of the Seahawks and where they are. Russell Wilson has many comparisons to Fran Tarkenton. His opinions are interesting because he gives the specifics of how they play and how tough they were to stop.
This week on SCHOOLED with the Professor former NFL cornerback Ronde Barber (now a semi-finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame and an analyst for Fox) educates us on pass coverage in the NFL.
Ronde talks about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers two-deep zone defense worked under Tony Dungy. He details how the Cover Two has morphed into the Cover One, Cover Three defense used by the Seahawks and several teams in NFL. And he goes into the evolution of the cornerback position back when he played and where it is now.