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No, becuse it's not about next season

March 15, 2023 03:40AM
It's about the long-term health and viability of the franchise to remain competitive. And after going pedal-to-the-metal for 7 years (starting with trading up to get Goff in 2016) they have been doing just that.

And finally- finally- they need to decelerate for a year to regroup and level set again.

Like Jourdan has said, do we really expect they'll be some 3-14 team? After going 5-12 while having the 2nd most injuries in the league and most EVER for an OL? I don't. Now is their ceiling probably 10 wins? Yeah. And 8-9 or 9-8 are probably most likely.

But again a lot of the moves they have made so far (emphasis on so far) are with an eye on having quite a bit of cap space in 2024 while also having another 11 draft picks (and finally a 1st round pick again).

There will, I'm sure, be a lot of hand wringing about a lack of Rams' FA signings these next several days- maybe next couple weeks. But they don't have the money to spend and the way they have approached FA for the most part is to sign mid-priced veterans released elsewhere (in accordance with their compensatory picks strategy).

A lot of holes to fill- QB2, another RB, a WR, a TE (or two?), two OL, a DL, two Edge rushers, an ILB, two CB, a S, and K/P.

A lot of work to do. That's why they were more deliberate about upgrading the coaching staff. Why the medical and training staff is getting guys healthy again. And why they're working on their draft strategy. The holes will get filled. Not with splash names. But filled regardless. One way or the other.

And come week 1 they will also still have a top-10 QB, one of the top-5 WR in the league, an all-time great DL, and a lot of other talent around them. An imperfect team. Very likely not a Super Bowl contender. For 2023.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 03/15/2023 03:41AM by LMU93.
SubjectAuthorViewsPosted

  Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

oldschoolramfan538March 14, 2023 05:02PM

  I'm excited!

Ram_Ruler211March 14, 2023 05:07PM

  Re: I'm excited! +1...nm

VANRAM95March 14, 2023 07:37PM

  As The Mandalorian said - 'this is the way'

promomasterj116March 15, 2023 08:22AM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

george_allen152March 14, 2023 05:16PM

  Based on what though ?

Ram_Ruler112March 14, 2023 05:31PM

  Re: Based on what though ?

george_allen69March 15, 2023 03:59PM

  What Mr. Allen said

Coy Bacon86March 15, 2023 06:13AM

  Not worried even a little bit?

Rams43124March 14, 2023 05:34PM

  Re: I have the "FWM Syndrome"........

oldschoolramfan64March 15, 2023 01:48PM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

Ridgewood Ram99March 14, 2023 05:35PM

  I will hold off judgement

Ram4life180March 14, 2023 05:36PM

  Re: I will hold off judgement

Rams4389March 14, 2023 05:46PM

  Yes....

JamesJM190March 14, 2023 05:37PM

  Re: Yes....

kw13104March 14, 2023 05:44PM

  Re: Yes....except....

Arkansas Ram80March 14, 2023 06:08PM

  +1.........nm

Arkansas Ram78March 14, 2023 05:59PM

  What? Me worry?

NewMexicoRam105March 14, 2023 06:08PM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

BeachBoy94March 14, 2023 07:54PM

  No, becuse it's not about next season

LMU93205March 15, 2023 03:40AM

  I think 93 just nailed it…

Rams4382March 15, 2023 05:32AM

  keep the long view...

LMU9380March 15, 2023 07:07AM

  Keep in mind Stafford may be gone in 2024

ferragamo79135March 15, 2023 05:48AM

  Re: Keep in mind Stafford may be gone in 2024

LMU9392March 15, 2023 07:22AM

  QB will come with our top pick in the draft

BigGame81170March 15, 2023 03:15PM

  Re: Keep in mind Stafford may be gone in 2024

dodgerram83March 15, 2023 07:29AM

  Not worried and don't particularly care

L.A.Rams105March 15, 2023 06:25AM

  I agree

Ram4life106March 15, 2023 12:08PM

  I am not expecting anything from the new season

dodgerram80March 15, 2023 07:24AM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

Classicalwit100March 15, 2023 07:49AM

  Re: Am I the only Ram Fan on the board not worried about next season?

Ramkind76March 15, 2023 08:31AM

  Nice post

merlin79March 15, 2023 12:12PM

  Gonna be a realistic optimist in 2023

Rampage2K-118March 15, 2023 12:15PM

  Re: Gonna be a realistic optimist in 2023

Ramstien109March 15, 2023 12:20PM

  Re: Gonna be a realistic optimist in 2023

Ramsdude70March 15, 2023 12:33PM

  Looks like Rams are trying to get the #1 pick next year...nm

LompocRAM77March 15, 2023 01:01PM

  QB, competent HC, and the best defensive player in history?

alyoshamucci87March 15, 2023 01:13PM

  Nice ring to that subject title...

JamesJM154March 15, 2023 01:25PM

  I'm always excited about a new season...

DaJudge87March 15, 2023 01:44PM

  Re: I'm always excited about a new season...

Killrazor97March 15, 2023 11:57PM