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    Good next year vs. better than last year

    This just in...the Rams REALLY sucked last year.

    I was on the NFL's website, and just for fun, spotted the Rams a TD, and took one away from the opponents

    Result: 7-9.

    Give the rams 2 td's, (30.5 pts/game, GSOT #'s) and leave the opponents the same?

    Result: 9-7.

    What does this mean, you ask? Dunno for sure, but I think D is deserving, (read, in need of), our 2nd pick. I feel confident we'll improve our ppg average by a TD next year, bit that will not help us without some better D, (read, passrush).

    So...will we be better next yaer, (as in 4-7 wins)? Most certainly.


    Will we be good next year, (as in 8-10 wins)? I'm (hoping yes), but thinking no. The Rams will be more watchable, but we have too big a hill to climb for a huge one-year turnaround.

    "the Heart Lies and the Head Plays Tricks with us, but the Eyes See True".

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    We won't make this team a play off team next year. Too many holes to fill, too little time, too little money.

    However, after some important resigns and next years draft, I could easily see us in the top of the NFC west the season after next.

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    I don't see us as a playoff team next year and I think that will spell the end for Linny, which means starting again with another coaching staff.

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    Every year since the realignment in 2002, there has been a team that has been last in their division that has rebounded to first. Usually in the NFC. Lately, the South. For example: 2007: Buccaneers. 2006: Saints. I know those off the top of my head. I'd have to look up more.

    This year we have the Falcons, Eagles, Bears, Ravens, Dolphins, Raiders, Texans, and us. If I were a betting man, I'd go with the Eagles or Ravens. But given everyone else's and our divisions, I'd put us third. Easy. No one's division is as easy as ours, you have to admit. We very much could have the best chance to rebound because of the injuries not hitting us so hard, the Seachickens on the decline and the other two not ready yet. If our defense steps up and plays average ball. If our offense plays even just average, we can compete for a playoff spot in the NFC. But that's what we need, average or above. I think we could do it, but it's a matter of doing it, not saying we can.

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    You never know ... if we nail the draft (at least two starters) and stay relatively injury free, we could make the playoffs. Not many teams if any could have overcome the massive injury hits of last year. Too soon to rule out the playoffs, and too soon to be overly pessimistic. Alot can happen between now and September ..

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    After what happened from 1998 to 1999, I'll never say "NEVER" again.

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    Yeah. Maybe Bulger goes down with a season ending injury in preseason, and Green takes the Rams to the SB.

    THAT would be ironic.
    "the Heart Lies and the Head Plays Tricks with us, but the Eyes See True".

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    I agree with laram0, I will never say "Never".
    In 99 I perdicted at best an 8 - 8 season. I never would have bet they would make the playoffs, let alone win the SB.

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    Re: Good next year vs. better than last year

    Lets go back to, the last time we were healthy and we were one win shy of the playoffs. Last year was well, it over before it started. If we start fast, we can make the playoffs this year. We have a top 5 Qb. Top 5 RB, Top 7 WR, Top 3 FG, Top 3, Return guy, All pro LT and two top picks coming in. Playoffs.

    The west is still not that good.

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