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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

RamBill282November 14, 2017 04:54AM

  In essence, the Rams have two playoffs...

RamFanEsq97November 14, 2017 05:13AM

  Re: yup

Speed_Kills85November 14, 2017 05:23AM

  I think that looks possible.

Saguaro72November 14, 2017 05:28AM

  My thoughts...

max67November 14, 2017 05:48AM

  Re: yup

Rams4342November 14, 2017 07:30AM


RFL42November 14, 2017 08:24AM

  Seeing similar, 11-5

ArizonaRamFan37November 14, 2017 08:01AM

  I think it's more like 4-3

NewMexicoRam24November 14, 2017 09:18AM

  Just being realistic

RFL86November 14, 2017 06:07AM

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

Rampage2K-55November 14, 2017 06:28AM

  Hope you're right!

RFL41November 14, 2017 06:41AM

  I hesitate to say this...

JamesJM34November 14, 2017 07:57AM

  Re: I hesitate to say this...

Rampage2K-22November 14, 2017 10:51AM

  Re: I hesitate to say this...

JamesJM23November 14, 2017 11:25AM

  Re: remember in 99 the NFC fell apart

Speed_Kills40November 14, 2017 06:44AM

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

JamesJM56November 14, 2017 07:38AM

  Like your focus ... on coaching!

RFL33November 14, 2017 08:17AM

  Here’s the way I look at it...

Rams4335November 14, 2017 08:26AM

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

JamesJM29November 14, 2017 08:38AM

  Re: Like your focus ... on coaching!

JamesJM26November 14, 2017 08:29AM

  Well ...

RFL21November 14, 2017 09:04AM

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

JamesJM23November 14, 2017 09:26AM