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Here is the one reason that makes me believe it possible...

November 14, 2017 07:38AM
I should say, 'the main reason'... there are other indications as well... like 'progress'.

And you touch on it - 'preparedness'... but that's only the start. Some say 'adjustments'... but I think that term isn't quite right for McVay's approach because there is an implication of a somewhat static approach when using the word 'adjustments' ... that is... a 'game long' strategy 'adjusted' periodically... I don't think that's McVay.

While McVay certainly enters each game with a 'plan' the 'plan' is not static... it's dynamic. Situational awareness is not based on 'halves', or 'quarters', but rather on each drive... each play. AND - his situational awareness applies not only to the Rams but their opponents as well. He is as aware of his opponent's strategy as he is his own. Obviously Wade is in play here as well.

But even there it's not what makes McVay's approach to games truly remarkable... other coaches are similar in awareness and dynamics... but what separates McVay is that like only a very select few other NFL coaches McVay not only is intricately aware of each 'moment' but he is ABLE TO BE... IOW..... his team is implementing, executing, his, and for lack of a better phrase.... 'seat of the pants game strategy'. Bad phrase, I know, because it implies something less than 'well thought out'... which is NOT the case with McVay.

Like you I don't know... talent still rules and I'm not sure the Ram's have the talent to conquer the NFC... but in what I just wrote I believe, really and truly, McVay and the Rams may be the best in the NFC, and just possibly the NFL.

  First-place Rams have second-toughest remaining schedule

RamBill343November 14, 2017 04:54AM

  In essence, the Rams have two playoffs...

RamFanEsq138November 14, 2017 05:13AM

  Re: yup

Speed_Kills127November 14, 2017 05:23AM

  I think that looks possible.

Saguaro99November 14, 2017 05:28AM

  My thoughts...

max112November 14, 2017 05:48AM

  Re: yup

Rams4366November 14, 2017 07:30AM


RFL61November 14, 2017 08:24AM

  Seeing similar, 11-5

ArizonaRamFan61November 14, 2017 08:01AM

  I think it's more like 4-3

NewMexicoRam46November 14, 2017 09:18AM

  Just being realistic

RFL132November 14, 2017 06:07AM

  Re: Just being realistic.....it's what they said about 1999 Rams too....

Rampage2K-89November 14, 2017 06:28AM

  Hope you're right!

RFL87November 14, 2017 06:41AM

  I hesitate to say this...

JamesJM61November 14, 2017 07:57AM

  Re: I hesitate to say this...

Rampage2K-45November 14, 2017 10:51AM

  Re: I hesitate to say this...

JamesJM43November 14, 2017 11:25AM

  Re: remember in 99 the NFC fell apart

Speed_Kills85November 14, 2017 06:44AM

  Here is the one reason that makes me believe it possible...

JamesJM120November 14, 2017 07:38AM

  Like your focus ... on coaching!

RFL71November 14, 2017 08:17AM

  Here’s the way I look at it...

Rams4359November 14, 2017 08:26AM

  True, as far as 'in the grouping'....

JamesJM53November 14, 2017 08:38AM

  Re: Like your focus ... on coaching!

JamesJM62November 14, 2017 08:29AM

  Well ...

RFL46November 14, 2017 09:04AM

  We're looking at it a little differently...

JamesJM53November 14, 2017 09:26AM