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Regression to the Mean and Health

February 09, 2018 08:38AM
Read a good article, can't link to it, that showed that nearly 100% of teams that had a positive jump like we had last year regressed record-wise in the following season. I would like to think that our situation is unique, but it is hard to argue with the statistics and they were very convincing.

Also, we had excellent health this year, which is hard to replicate. A lot of it is intentional planning by the coaches, but IMO more of it is flat good luck.

To me, the most important aspect of this year that must continue for next year to show improvement is the play of the OL. Especially in pass pro this year, our OL was excellent. Goff was very comfortable most of the time, I am worried about our 37 year old LT in particular. Not sure who his backup is but if he is not on the roster then we need to find him.

That having been said, I am psyched to see what Goff, Gurley and McVay can do now that we have a solid core on offense and whole offseason to scheme and practice even more effective plans on O. Last year McVay had to figure out what he had, add multiple pieces, and mold it all together into a league leading offense. All while McVay was learning how to be a HC. Now that we have a fairly set offense players-wise, I am excited to see how McVay can use that time instead studying our opponents, and scheming new approaches and fine tuning what already works.
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  For me, 2018 is the true test for Goff, McVay and the Rams

RockRam571February 09, 2018 05:20AM

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

TheGuru167February 09, 2018 05:34AM

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

RamsFanSinceLA146February 09, 2018 06:35AM

  Exactly. nm

RAMbler75February 11, 2018 03:44AM

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

Ramsdude56February 14, 2018 12:18PM

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

Rampage2K-135February 09, 2018 08:16AM

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

RAMbler75February 11, 2018 03:50AM

  Absolutely

Suh-weet!57February 14, 2018 12:07PM

  Re: Absolutely

Ramsdude58February 14, 2018 12:47PM

  Can The Rams Counter The "Gurley Defense"?

troublefree153February 09, 2018 05:43AM

  Well, call me a cockeyed optimist...

Rams43145February 09, 2018 07:19AM

  I'm pessimistically optimistic about Goff...

JamesJM131February 09, 2018 08:00AM

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

Rams43107February 09, 2018 08:04AM

  LOL and.........

Arkansas Ram108February 09, 2018 09:08AM

  Yeah, Reynolds...

JamesJM112February 09, 2018 09:23AM

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

Classicalwit108February 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_Camus63February 14, 2018 10:19AM

  Regression to the Mean and Health

PeoriaRa144February 09, 2018 08:38AM

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LMU9395February 11, 2018 06:27AM

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Coy Bacon75February 12, 2018 08:53AM