“Rams Football–Are They Ready”-0-
It’s right there in front of you, a chance to go back to the Super Bowl, and win it this time.
It’s right there, a complete roster, ready to win, led by a big gun-QB, a cast of
fleet wide receivers, a solid offensive line, and a number 1-defense, still anchored by a superstar tackle.
It’s right there infront of you too, the leadership of Sean McVay and a fearless GM, Les Snead, who has traded away most of its future top draft picks, to get the job done this season.
QB-Matthew Stafford is the difference maker. Do not pay attention to the (74-93-1) career record. Ignore the fact he has never won a playoff game. Understand the incompetence of a Ford Family run franchise that has had virtually no success in the modern day NFL, despite having a big-as-oak tree throwing QB.
Stafford never had much talent around him, aside from Calvin Johnson, who wasted his career away because of bad drafts and free agent signings. Stafford comes to LA with (45,000) yards passing…282-TDs…144-interceptions …385 sacks…and yet a 90-QB rating.
7X-he threw for 4,000-yards, and he had a magnificent (5,038Y-41TD) season back in 2011. But he has never really had what he has now.
The gifts at wide receiver, led by Robert Woods, Van Jefferson, Cooper Kupp and the newly arrived DeSean Jackson, plus TE-Tyler Higbee.
He never had a left tackle like Andrew Whitworth and an experienced offensive line.
Sony Michel comes off 3-very productive seasons in New England to replace the injured Cam Akers as the lead running back.
The Rams defense was #1 in lots of different categories a year ago.led by the elite DT-Aaron Donald and an aggressive group of rotational defensive lineman, though losing Mike Brockers to free agency stings.
The LB group can run, paced by pass rusher Leonard Floyd.
The secondary has another superstar in CB-Jalen Ramsey, the aspiring young DB in Taylor Rapp. Granted Troy Hill and John Johnson left in free agency.
The loss of depth on the defense would be a cause for concern, because role players played alot in the McVay system, but you have to pay attention to Rams front office history. They replaced veteran players with lots of young draft picks, all who played early, and played well. The scouting system has not failed McVay since the move to LA.\
Stafford gives them something they have not had since the Kurt Warner era as the St-Louis Rams, big time throwing downfield, leadership, toughness and flair. He is everything departed QB-Jared Goff was not.
Tough division isn’t it? Seattle, San Francisco, Arizona all have weapons. But Stafford seems to have much more around him than Russell Wilson, Jim Garoppolo or Kyler Murray have around them in other places.
The Rams have not won an NFL title since 1951 when Norm Van Brocklin and Tommy Fears led LA to a title over Cleveland.
This is the 70th anniversary of that championship season, and the prize at the end of the rainbow would be for Stafford to lead the Rams to the Super Bowl, to be played in the 5B-So Fi Stadium, his owner Stan Kroenke built.
It’s the Rams time to shine.