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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.....

laram1442August 08, 2017 05:17PM

  Well said.. very well said...

JamesJM280August 08, 2017 05:24PM

  Re:Take a look at this Jimmy..

laram233August 09, 2017 04:43AM

  Too much youth at wr imo

RFIP261August 08, 2017 05:33PM

  Some WR's are born old...

JamesJM243August 08, 2017 05:36PM

  Re:Look around the league..

laram275August 08, 2017 05:43PM

  You might want to tell that to...

RFIP197August 09, 2017 02:05AM

  I agree with Vinnie

droopy267August 08, 2017 06:12PM

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

max185August 09, 2017 04:06AM

  The 2016 Patriots

RamFanEsq197August 09, 2017 04:16AM

  X factor

RFIP199August 09, 2017 04:25AM

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

max220August 09, 2017 04:30AM


RamFanEsq163August 09, 2017 05:08AM

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

Rams43221August 08, 2017 06:13PM

  Re: No doubt about it

merlin191August 08, 2017 06:56PM

  I hope so

NewMexicoRam156August 08, 2017 07:02PM

  Whoever you are, stop hacking laram's login!

Saguaro230August 08, 2017 07:13PM

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

Rampage2K-195August 08, 2017 07:42PM

  Re: Yeah...

dzrams184August 08, 2017 08:13PM

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

laram147August 09, 2017 04:27AM

  Well, I always said...

Saguaro195August 09, 2017 05:15AM

  I agree

zn200August 08, 2017 08:13PM

  Re: I agree

Killrazor205August 09, 2017 12:59AM

  Re: I agree

zn222August 09, 2017 01:15AM

  Offense has tremendously underachieved

Rams_81194August 09, 2017 01:43AM

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

RockRam223August 09, 2017 02:25AM


RFIP218August 09, 2017 02:30AM

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

RockRam199August 09, 2017 02:42AM

  It's not even debatable

RFIP176August 09, 2017 03:00AM

  Re: NE

Rams43173August 09, 2017 05:10AM

  I concur

RFIP193August 09, 2017 05:17AM

  Re: if Goff...

Speed_Kills193August 09, 2017 02:42AM

  its all relative though.....

wv ram189August 09, 2017 02:48AM

  Now THAT is a good question.

RockRam211August 09, 2017 03:04AM

  Re: its all relative though.....

max183August 09, 2017 04:47AM

  Re: its all relative though? well yes and no

zn233August 09, 2017 09:16AM

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

Crazylegs172August 09, 2017 03:54AM

  Yes but

RFIP205August 09, 2017 04:03AM

  Rams need "chain movers that can extend drives"

LMU93229August 09, 2017 04:48AM

  great point nm

21Dog178August 09, 2017 05:20AM

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

CraigMatson170August 09, 2017 08:48AM

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

rambleon213August 09, 2017 08:11AM

  All of these weapons have huge question marks

TonyHunter87218August 09, 2017 10:06AM

  True. But I think that's the point.

RFL250August 09, 2017 10:50AM

  Re: Precisely RFL...NM

laram190August 09, 2017 11:25AM


wv ram214August 09, 2017 12:27PM

  That, too!

RFL203August 09, 2017 12:34PM

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

Florida_Ram257August 09, 2017 02:27PM

  Yes they are weapons

no name180August 09, 2017 02:10PM

  interesting analogy nm

21Dog174August 09, 2017 03:17PM

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

Classicalwit179August 09, 2017 04:40PM

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

zn184August 09, 2017 05:11PM

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

Florida_Ram186November 14, 2017 05:28PM