The Rams threw open their arms to new linebacker Clay Matthews during the third phase of their offseason workouts. Meanwhile the crosstown Chargers all but covered their eyes. Longtime observers of both teams had different takes on the six-time Pro Bowler returning to the West Coast. Wade Phillips, the Rams' defensive coordinator, was giddy with the possibilities of where the versatile Matthews will reside in his 3-4 alignment as his unit attempts to keep pace with the revved offense. That's no misprint that the Rams were No. 23 against the run and No. 19 in total yards during last season's Super Bowl run, a far cry from the team's No. 2-ranked offense. The Chargers got raked over regarding Matthews.
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