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For me, 2018 is the true test for Goff, McVay and the Rams

February 09, 2018 05:20AM
Let me say up front: I'm buying the Rams.

That said; I'm not so naive as to believe that there is no chance that the Rams are 1 year wonders who caught the league by surprise.

So for me, 2018 is a true test to see if Goff really is a 100 QB rating QB. If the Offense really can score 30 ppg. If McVay really is the genius he's being given credit for.

If the Rams can get 11 wins again in 2018, keep the scoring average up, and keep up a wide scoring differential, then they are going to be a perennial Super Bowl contender for years to come.

My hope is that they will be better all around, deeper, and get at least to the NFC finals this next year. But it is hard to sustain such major leaps forward that we saw in 2017. I think they will be better because the players will have had a full year in the new systems. Snead and McVay will have identified what personnel changes they need to better fit the vision and systems. The rooks and 2nd year guys will have had time to develop. And McVay will improve some of his play calling and general handling of being an HC.

However, we can't discount the loss of LeFleur and Olson. And we've yet to know who we're going to lose to FA and/or salary cap issues. The mantra is "we can't keep everybody". Frankly, I don't know if we can or if we even want to. Some here who are more cap knowledgeable than I say that the Rams have enough cap to keep everyone they want to keep. We'll see.

I do think that after this successful year and with the charisma and confidence and "hipness" that McVay exudes, there are likely some FA vets who might come aboard who wouldn't have before.
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  For me, 2018 is the true test for Goff, McVay and the Rams

RockRam571February 09, 2018 05:20AM

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TheGuru168February 09, 2018 05:34AM

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RamsFanSinceLA146February 09, 2018 06:35AM

  Exactly. nm

RAMbler76February 11, 2018 03:44AM

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Ramsdude57February 14, 2018 12:18PM

  Re: For me, 2018 is the true test for Goff, McVay and the Rams

Rampage2K-136February 09, 2018 08:16AM

  Very true, I'm pumped for next season......

RAMbler75February 11, 2018 03:50AM

  Absolutely

Suh-weet!58February 14, 2018 12:07PM

  Re: Absolutely

Ramsdude58February 14, 2018 12:47PM

  Can The Rams Counter The "Gurley Defense"?

troublefree154February 09, 2018 05:43AM

  Well, call me a cockeyed optimist...

Rams43147February 09, 2018 07:19AM

  I'm pessimistically optimistic about Goff...

JamesJM132February 09, 2018 08:00AM

  Re: I'm pessimistically optimistic about Goff...

Rams43108February 09, 2018 08:04AM

  LOL and.........

Arkansas Ram109February 09, 2018 09:08AM

  Yeah, Reynolds...

JamesJM113February 09, 2018 09:23AM

  Re: I'm pessimistically optimistic about Goff...

Classicalwit109February 10, 2018 08:13PM

  :) yes, I get it....

JamesJM92February 10, 2018 08:39PM

  agreed, 43...no need to think we'd play worse after

SunTzu_vs_Camus64February 14, 2018 10:19AM

  Regression to the Mean and Health

PeoriaRa145February 09, 2018 08:38AM

  Re: Regression to the Mean and Health

LMU9395February 11, 2018 06:27AM

  Re: Regression to the Mean and Health

Coy Bacon76February 12, 2018 08:53AM