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After 9 games, where are the Rams?

November 19, 2020 11:52AM
Since Sunday I have gone back and watched every Rams game on game rewind. I have come to the conclusion that this team is indeed a Super Bowl caliber team. The Rams oline receivers, and running game are outstanding. The Rams defensive backfield is one of the deepest and best backfields we have seen in quite some time. The merge version of their defensive front has been impressive. The Rams had 6 sacks on Sunday and none from Aaron Donald.

Part of me thinks that even if the Rams finish 10 and 6 and have a wild card birth that I would be fine with that. However, another part of me says no this team is capable of much more than that with this kind of defense and run game and weapons they are a Super Bowl contender. My only concern is the quarterback. McVay’s scheme is just amazing with the way people are just running wide open and Goff has so many easy throws. I mean I watch a ton of football and I’m telling you not everyone offense operates like this.

The reason why I was so upset with games against the 49ers and the Dolphins in particular was because the quarterback in those games clearly was the weak position in my opinion. No it was not a whole bunch of things not working well it was the quarterback not working well within a scheme that was otherwise fine.

The special teams are also a concern in all phases but they haven’t cost the Rams a game yet.

That being said I still feel like the Rams can win the Super Bowl with this team but it means that Goff plays a complementary role rather than a leading role. Can he do that? Can McVay do that? We have seen teams with strong defenses and strong run games win Super Bowl championships. Can the Rams do this?

I believe the Rams in this lasts seven games need to be far more balance than they have been in the last four games. Through the Rams first four or five games they were nearly 50% run to pass ratio on offense this is what they need to get back to doing.

Monday night will be a huge game for this defense. Tampa is easily the most balance offense this defense will have faced since Buffalo and Dallas in the first three games of the season. The Rams handled Dallas well and handled Buffalo quite well in the second half of that football game until their final drive. Against Seattle’s one dimensional but very good offense the Rams secondary was masterful. However, on Monday night the Rams defense will be challenged even further given the fact that Tampa can run the ball so well in addition to stretching the field with their outside receivers. I also believe that Tampa will attack the middle of this Rams defense with their RBs and TEs which clearly is the Rams defensive weak spot. So this will be a big challenge and will tell us a ton about where this defense is going.

What say you guys? Where do you think this team is right now? How good do you think they can be? Give me your thoughts. I tell you what, if the Rams can get better and more consistent in their pass game look out because with as good as they are right now every place else this team would clearly be the best team in the conference.

Let me know what you think. And please don’t give the Goff bashing stuff. This is my opinion. If you see different strengths or weaknesses talk about those. Don’t attack me for my viewpoint.

My gut tells me the Rams should be 7-1. They should not have lost to either SF or Miami. A loss to Buffalo on the road and coming back the way they did I can accept.

Go Rams!

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/19/2020 12:09PM by Speed_Kills.

  After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Speed_Kills478November 19, 2020 11:52AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Barf33166November 19, 2020 12:01PM

  yes true but

Speed_Kills130November 19, 2020 12:05PM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

dzrams135November 19, 2020 12:17PM

  can they do it if the pass game doesn’t get better?

Speed_Kills52November 20, 2020 06:32AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

dzrams55November 20, 2020 06:51AM

  I honestly don't know...

JamesJM111November 19, 2020 12:31PM

  Re: I honestly don't know...2020 in 2021

BumRap56November 20, 2020 08:18AM

  Could be...

JamesJM51November 20, 2020 08:28AM

  Rams need to stay in quick tempo as much as possible

Hazlet Hacksaw93November 19, 2020 01:11PM

  That quick tempo thing...

JamesJM106November 19, 2020 01:17PM

  Keeps hoff in rhythm

Hazlet Hacksaw78November 19, 2020 03:23PM

  Darn phone

Hazlet Hacksaw76November 19, 2020 04:41PM


21Dog78November 19, 2020 05:07PM

  Small buttons large fingers

Hazlet Hacksaw74November 19, 2020 06:03PM

  Re: sure..........

stlramz50November 19, 2020 06:39PM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Rams43108November 19, 2020 03:16PM

  The deep throws... does it seem to you...

JamesJM89November 19, 2020 05:14PM

  special teams are a big problem

LMU9366November 20, 2020 07:10AM

  good post LMU93 as usual. thx for feedback

Speed_Kills54November 20, 2020 07:46AM

  Offense = B-, Defense = A, Specia teams C+

JimYoungblood5350November 20, 2020 11:06AM

  those grades seem fair Jim nm

Speed_Kills193November 21, 2020 04:35AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

RamsFanSinceLA65November 20, 2020 02:55PM

  you know what the mood of the board tells me?

Speed_Kills89November 21, 2020 04:31AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Coy Bacon79November 22, 2020 06:23AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Rams4371November 22, 2020 06:32AM

  well i’m not Coy but

Speed_Kills63November 22, 2020 08:01AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

zn59November 22, 2020 08:18AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Coy Bacon46November 22, 2020 10:19AM

  nice post Coy

Speed_Kills67November 22, 2020 07:58AM

  Re: nice post Coy

Coy Bacon50November 22, 2020 10:28AM

  Re: After 9 games, where are the Rams?

Steve78November 22, 2020 06:57AM