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Re: its all relative though? well yes and no

August 09, 2017 09:16AM
wv ram
How do the Rams 'weapons' compare to the 49ers/Cardinals/Seahawks weapons?


That's not necessarily the determining factor.

You don't need more recognizable namebrand weapons to beat those teams. For example, in the last 2 years the Rams are 3-1 against Seattle. They're also 2-2 against ARZ. And that was with these qbs: Foles, Keenum. (The greenman Goff has not beaten them yet.) That's 5-3 against just those 2 teams, with no qb and no running game in 2016 on top of it.

For some reason they floundered against SF, but it wasn't because of SF's "weapons."

But in any event, what do the Rams need to do to have more offense than they did last year?

* for the 2nd year Goff to be more productive than he was as a lost rookie
* for the combination of Woods and Kupp to provide as much or more production than the combination of Britt and Quick
* for a line with Whitworth at LOT to be better than a line with GR at LOT
* for Gurley to return to his 2015 form as an explosive, decisive runner who gets yards after contact
* for Tavon at a minimum to do what he did in 2016, which wasn't much, but ideally for him to return to his 2015 level of production (ie. I am saying that at worst he doesn;t hurt and at best he adds something)

I think ALL of those things are possible. For example, and it's just one example, in Buffalo Woods was far less productive when Watkins was healthy. That had nothing to do with Woods, that was just the Bills featuring Watkins. When Watkins was out for several games, though, Woods's production soared. He stepped up and played like (my definition of) a #1 WR. Not an elite guy, but plenty dependable.

I think all of those things are possible. Either way the Rams have proven over the years that they don't need to match ARZ and Seattle in terms of weapons to beat them. They never have but they are nevertheless competitive against those guys. It would also help if they got over the SF jinx.

And this much is gravy:

* for one or more of the following to offer more in year 2 than they did as rookies, and/or come through as rookies: Higbee, Williams, Cooper, Thomas, Everett, Spruce, Rogers, and maybe McRoberts (I think Reynolds will be the straggler this year so I don't list him here).


Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 08/09/2017 09:36AM by zn.

  I disagree with Vinny and some fans.....

laram1413August 08, 2017 05:17PM

  Well said.. very well said...

JamesJM265August 08, 2017 05:24PM

  Re:Take a look at this Jimmy..

laram216August 09, 2017 04:43AM

  Too much youth at wr imo

RFIP241August 08, 2017 05:33PM

  Some WR's are born old...

JamesJM235August 08, 2017 05:36PM

  Re:Look around the league..

laram256August 08, 2017 05:43PM

  You might want to tell that to...

RFIP186August 09, 2017 02:05AM

  I agree with Vinnie

droopy244August 08, 2017 06:12PM

  We got 1 guy who runs under 4.5 and he can't run routes

max168August 09, 2017 04:06AM

  The 2016 Patriots

RamFanEsq180August 09, 2017 04:16AM

  X factor

RFIP178August 09, 2017 04:25AM

  Yup. All we need is GOAT QB and we're fine

max194August 09, 2017 04:30AM


RamFanEsq153August 09, 2017 05:08AM

  Re: I disagree with Vinny and some fans.....

Rams43209August 08, 2017 06:13PM

  Re: No doubt about it

merlin187August 08, 2017 06:56PM

  I hope so

NewMexicoRam150August 08, 2017 07:02PM

  Whoever you are, stop hacking laram's login!

Saguaro211August 08, 2017 07:13PM

  Re: Whoever you are, stop hacking laram's login!

Rampage2K-185August 08, 2017 07:42PM

  Re: Yeah...

dzrams175August 08, 2017 08:13PM

  Re: The style and outlook of the team has also changed...NM

laram138August 09, 2017 04:27AM

  Well, I always said...

Saguaro187August 09, 2017 05:15AM

  I agree

zn195August 08, 2017 08:13PM

  Re: I agree

Killrazor200August 09, 2017 12:59AM

  Re: I agree

zn203August 09, 2017 01:15AM

  Offense has tremendously underachieved

Rams_81184August 09, 2017 01:43AM

  Yep. The offense has some pieces, but it also had some under Fisher

RockRam198August 09, 2017 02:25AM


RFIP196August 09, 2017 02:30AM

  Yeah, well, certainly so on the QB.....not on the TE

RockRam183August 09, 2017 02:42AM

  It's not even debatable

RFIP167August 09, 2017 03:00AM

  Re: NE

Rams43162August 09, 2017 05:10AM

  I concur

RFIP176August 09, 2017 05:17AM

  Re: if Goff...

Speed_Kills182August 09, 2017 02:42AM

  its all relative though.....

wv ram179August 09, 2017 02:48AM

  Now THAT is a good question.

RockRam197August 09, 2017 03:04AM

  Re: its all relative though.....

max157August 09, 2017 04:47AM

  Re: its all relative though? well yes and no

zn214August 09, 2017 09:16AM

  The Rams should have had 4 more wins......

Crazylegs158August 09, 2017 03:54AM

  Yes but

RFIP184August 09, 2017 04:03AM

  Rams need "chain movers that can extend drives"

LMU93215August 09, 2017 04:48AM

  great point nm

21Dog163August 09, 2017 05:20AM

  Re: Rams need "chain movers that can extend drives"

CraigMatson159August 09, 2017 08:48AM

  None of the "weapons" you listed are proven quantities.

rambleon194August 09, 2017 08:11AM

  All of these weapons have huge question marks

TonyHunter87205August 09, 2017 10:06AM

  True. But I think that's the point.

RFL232August 09, 2017 10:50AM

  Re: Precisely RFL...NM

laram171August 09, 2017 11:25AM


wv ram190August 09, 2017 12:27PM

  That, too!

RFL185August 09, 2017 12:34PM

  Re: True. But I think that's the point. Double "Ditto" RFL

Florida_Ram232August 09, 2017 02:27PM

  Yes they are weapons

no name169August 09, 2017 02:10PM

  interesting analogy nm

21Dog159August 09, 2017 03:17PM

  Re: I disagree with Vinny and some fans.....

Classicalwit153August 09, 2017 04:40PM

  Re: I disagree with Vinny and some fans.....

zn164August 09, 2017 05:11PM

  I disagree with Vinny and some fans.. "weapons" Bump

Florida_Ram171November 14, 2017 05:28PM