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Re: Sorry, dz, but you got the proverb and its meaning exactly backwards.

February 23, 2021 02:42PM
That’s really strange. I’ve heard the phrase used both ways. But I looked it up today and the accepted meaning is as you state.

In the Rams case though, it doesn’t seem like their goal is “good.” They’ve already had good by going to the playoffs 3 times in the last 4 years.
So I would say yes, they have paid a big price trying to replace the good with the perfect – or if not perfect at least better than good. Because their standard is higher than good.

Personally, I don’t think their improvement will be cosmetic because I see Stafford as a tier above Goff. When the trade happened, one of the talking heads did a survey of league scouts and GMs and the general consensus was that Stafford is a bottom Tier 1 QB and Goff was a bottom Tier 2 QB.

I believe what we will see is an offense that is no longer ranked 22nd or whatever we were last season. I expect the points per game to increase from the 24 range back up to the 30 range that it was in 2017/2018. In an ideal world where everything stayed the same that should translate to more wins.

That said, we don’t live in an ideal or a static world so some variables may change. The defense may get worse. But that would have nothing to do with Stafford or Goff. If the offense does increase scoring to 30 ppg but the defense drops from #1 to #8 and the end result is the team is relatively the same, is that a bad reflection on Stafford? I don’t think so.

Ultimately though, my current expectation is a better offense with the defense still being strong. Which should lead to more wins.
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  Interesting as teams try to plug QB holes

RockRam859February 22, 2021 10:58AM

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dzrams233February 22, 2021 11:36AM

  Agreed!

RockRam158February 22, 2021 11:59AM

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dzrams114February 22, 2021 12:45PM

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oldschoolramfan58February 23, 2021 04:53AM

  Sorry, dz, but you got the proverb and its meaning exactly backwards.

Saguaro102February 23, 2021 06:33AM

  Re: Sorry, dz, but you got the proverb and its meaning exactly backwards.

zn64February 23, 2021 06:44AM

  a thought on yer post, Sag...btw good to read ya again!...

SunTzu_vs_Camus54February 23, 2021 08:15AM

  I think this is a good point

zn43February 23, 2021 10:39AM

  Good post. Thx, STvC, and hope all is well with you, too!

Saguaro52February 23, 2021 12:27PM

  for the record

zn41February 23, 2021 02:05PM

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dzrams34February 23, 2021 02:22PM

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zn38February 23, 2021 02:42PM

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dzrams28February 23, 2021 02:45PM

  agreed, zn...

SunTzu_vs_Camus30February 24, 2021 01:01AM

  Re: Good post. Thx, STvC, and hope all is well with you, too!

Rampage2K-38February 23, 2021 06:16PM

  yep, I agree with that....

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zn21February 24, 2021 04:17PM

  Know what might be interesting?

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zn25February 24, 2021 06:02PM

  Re: Looking at this from another angle ...

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dzrams39February 23, 2021 02:42PM

  Lotta good points there, something I disagree with tho...

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  Re: Fair point....nm

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dzrams51February 22, 2021 01:06PM

  I did the math myself

zn75February 22, 2021 01:17PM

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zn25February 22, 2021 07:23PM

  You're absolutely right.

Ram_Ruler60February 22, 2021 01:23PM

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Rams4348February 22, 2021 03:11PM

  Interesting Premise... I Agree

LoboRam19February 23, 2021 06:28PM

  Good posts Rock and Dz

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  Re: Good posts Rock and Dz

zn58February 22, 2021 05:40PM

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dzrams68February 23, 2021 08:05PM

  Wow. That's some amazing research you did.

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  A lot of assumptions to make us seem brilliant

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