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Well, call me a cockeyed optimist...

February 09, 2018 07:19AM
I see last year as a springboard toward an even better overall team.

Can’t guarantee a better record, of course. But I do foresee a better overall team.

Coaches will have had a year’s experience together with each other and their individual players. They will better know the exact strengths and weaknesses of each player. Better know which ones are needing upgrades. I’m not too concerned about losing Olsen and LaFleur to promotions elsewhere. This is an outstanding staff. Jimmy Johnson said it was the league’s best, in fact.

Players that remain should benefit from last year’s experiences in their respective systems. Just common sense.

I think Snead demonstrated that he can be a terrific talent evaluator absent any Fisher influences. Snead and McVay work together like hand in glove. If he can have another successful offseason anywhere close to last year via FA and draft then we should see some positions upgraded on Wade’s D. A top 5 D might not be a stretch.

Health is an unknown. It would be hard to replicate last year in terms of good player health. But these coaches do know how to “rest” their older players to good end. And I expect improved depth coming aboard this offseason via lower tiered FA’s and some of the lower draft picks. Like they did last year.

As to other teams having film on McVay’s O and our players? So what? Hard to stop a talented O or D that executes well. For example, how would you like to simultaneously defend weapons such as Gurley, Watkins, Woods, Kupp, and a TE tbd thrown to by the emerging Goff? For play after play?

Last year was not a fluke, y’all. This team has the fundamentals in place. I see ‘18 as fine tuning of an existing playoff caliber team.

Again, not predicting a better record, necessarily. Just predicting a better overall team.
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  For me, 2018 is the true test for Goff, McVay and the Rams

RockRam538February 09, 2018 05:20AM

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

TheGuru152February 09, 2018 05:34AM

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

RamsFanSinceLA129February 09, 2018 06:35AM

  Exactly. nm

RAMbler62February 11, 2018 03:44AM

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

Ramsdude43February 14, 2018 12:18PM

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

Rampage2K-105February 09, 2018 08:16AM

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

RAMbler63February 11, 2018 03:50AM

  Absolutely

Suh-weet!43February 14, 2018 12:07PM

  Re: Absolutely

Ramsdude43February 14, 2018 12:47PM

  Can The Rams Counter The "Gurley Defense"?

troublefree137February 09, 2018 05:43AM

  Well, call me a cockeyed optimist...

Rams43120February 09, 2018 07:19AM

  I'm pessimistically optimistic about Goff...

JamesJM110February 09, 2018 08:00AM

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

Rams4396February 09, 2018 08:04AM

  LOL and.........

Arkansas Ram88February 09, 2018 09:08AM

  Yeah, Reynolds...

JamesJM97February 09, 2018 09:23AM

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

Classicalwit85February 10, 2018 08:13PM

  :) yes, I get it....

JamesJM76February 10, 2018 08:39PM

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

SunTzu_vs_Camus52February 14, 2018 10:19AM

  Regression to the Mean and Health

PeoriaRa117February 09, 2018 08:38AM

  Re: Regression to the Mean and Health

LMU9375February 11, 2018 06:27AM

  Re: Regression to the Mean and Health

Coy Bacon57February 12, 2018 08:53AM