Sure, the fact that the Rams ended up with the 2nd pick, rather than the 3rd pick, allowed them to make a great trade, but that outcome was not known on December 23rd.
What did we know at that point?
Well, I'll tell you what we didn't know. We didn't know that RGIII was definitely going to declare for the draft (he didn't announce that until mid-January). We certainly didn't know that the Redskins (or any other team) would covet RGIII so much that they would offer the team with the 2nd pick in the draft a King's ransom to trade up four spots.
In hindsight, that loss worked out well for us.
On the day of the game, however, I pulled for the Rams, and if a similar situation presented itself in the future, I'd do the same.
Also.. would jeff fisher have taken this job if not the opportunity to get a lot of picks?
Most people would have assumed that on Dec 23rd that RG3 would declare. Besides, even if I wasn't 100% sure, I'd rather take the loss and be safe than sorry.
If you would do the same again, then you are a bonehead.
I thought you were a lawyer? Cmon, you've been looking at the burnage for the last 10 minutes, you have to be quicker on your feet man. Get out of here.
Originally Posted by Beastified
Given that you've either ignored or failed to comprehend 90% of my response, I think you might want to check the thickness of your own cranium before you start making comments like that.
But let's take your assertion at face value...
Where do you draw the line?
Last year, the Rams were eliminated from the playoffs after 15 games. If they had won in the final week of the season, it would have impacted our draft position (moving us from 16 to 18, as it turned out, based on other final week outcomes). If that had happened, the deal up to #8 would have cost more. Maybe it would have become too expensive, and we would not have been able to trade up to get Tavon Austin.
So... were you hoping that the Rams would lose?
(And, should the Rams have also lost the prior week at Tampa - after all that would have moved them from pick #16 to pick #11, making the Austin trade far less expensive).
If you answer the question "no," then you're simply a hypocrite and a fraud.
This is the way I look at this. For the upcoming 2013 season, I go into each game wanting the team to win. Now, looking back on that 2011 season, as dreadful as it was, it appears* like we will be a better team in the future because it.
* - While things looked better last season and we appear to a bright future ahead of us, we still don't know whether or not we are a better team due to the last two drafts. We'll know that three or four years from now.
Stan putting his stamp on this franchise, by hiring Fisher and Snead, will prove to be the biggest factor if we get completely through the turn. So far, we've just entered the turn.
I'm certain we all realize that this years draft class has yet to contribute to a single win for our Rams.
Strong coaching, continued player development and acquisition, led by Fisher and Snead will be the keys to future success.
Ok so are we rooting for the Rams to win or lose this year I'm confused
It's starting to sound like a Loser's Anonymous intervention:
Rams, we're here because we love you and want what's best for you, so we've come here to ask you to stop losing.
It's not like I have a problem; I can stop losing whenever I want. I choose to lose a little bit on the weekend, just to relax a little. I don't NEED to lose. I'm in control of my losing!