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Author: Jon Kuzma
The Rams are having a terrible off-season and it’s been the complete opposite of a year ago. John Sullivan, Rodger Saffold, and Ndamukong Suh are all expected to be gone by the end of this month and there’s no way they’ll get back to the Super Bowl with so many key pieces missing. Los Angeles should have a winning record but they’re already starting to lose a step. That makes you wonder if the players are going to start to turn against Sean McVay?
You could already tell that some people were getting sick of the young head coach and if things go south it’s one story line that could gain some momentum. Obviously a less talented roster is truly to blame for the Rams coming back down to earth but McVay was receiving all the praise in the world when the team was doing well. Now he’ll have to shoulder some of the blame if LA underachieves. It’s all part of being a leader in a public setting and not many teams are struggling like the Rams are. Their only hope is that Jared Goff can progress and make up for the team’s deficiencies. We all know how important good quarterback play is and if Goff can light up the scoreboard anything is possible. Having Cooper Kupp back will certainly help but Goff will have less time to throw with Sullivan and Saffold leaving. So there’s going to be some serious challenges for this ball club to overcome and it’s very possible that nothing can save them. This is the ultimate team sport and the addition of Eric Weddle alone won’t be enough to keep LA in the elite category. It feels like they’ll win two playoff games at the most because the rest of the teams in the NFC are closing the gap.
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