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  • Rams 2019.....playoff bound?

    As we rapidly close out the off season, the Rams laid an egg on the World sage but still had an EXCEPTIONAL season going 13-3 and making it to the SB. So early for prognosticating, but what the heck.

    Since 2000, 8 teams have failed to make playoffs after losing in Super Bowl.....That is over 40%

    The Patriots held the Rams to 3 points with a completely different look and defense then Rams were accustomed to. Expect the copy cat league to, well, copycat...…

    Todd Gurley......Wth. Something is up, right?

    Cooper knee. say what you want but Goff missed Kupp after injury

    Saffold and Sullivan gone. Our o line was top ranked last year……

    I think a 13-3 is not something that will be duplicated. BUT I fully expect to see both McVay and co. to have a more diverse offense and respond to copy cat d they will most assuredly see from their opponents. Goff will need to be better under pressure and getting rid of ball quicker upon sensing seeing and feeling the pressure. Some folks believe now that after the SB, just come after Goff and make him beat you. I think we will see him take the next step to elite.

    Gurley will shut down his critics and get relieved in better fashion with Brown and others. Kupp will rebound and become 1/3 of 1000 yards receivers.

    Our D will be bend don't break.

    All in all, I see Rams enjoying another playoff run albeit not running away with NFC West like last year...…As GC says each year, comes down to o line. If that works , we got this.

    Kool-Aid tastes great from where I am at!

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    I see another 13-3 year, as I don't think the rest of the division has improved all that much, and that AFC South isn't as tough to play as the AFC West. I don't know if we have another Super Bowl appearance in us unless Gurley is strong.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cowboyhater View Post
      I see another 13-3 year, as I don't think the rest of the division has improved all that much, and that AFC South isn't as tough to play as the AFC West. I don't know if we have another Super Bowl appearance in us unless Gurley is strong.
      I share your optimism for 2019, but must correct you that we're playing the AFC North not South this year. Unless you meant the NFC South which is going to be tough except for Tampa Bay which is likely to continue struggling despite Ariens. I'm glad we've got Cleveland early before they find themselves as they could be a real playoff contender. Pittsburgh in Pitt will be a tough game.

      I feel our division will be a bit tougher as the ***** will be a tougher opponent with Jimmy G and Nick Bosa and Dee Ford on the defense. Also Seattle will be itching to reverse their 2-game home losing streak to us.

      For us my concern is how quickly the O-Line will take to gel as a unit with 2 new starters. The Gurley situation is going to be uncertain, but probably not devastating. I do like what our defense will look like as the new additions plus AD, Fowler and Peters could make us formidable.

      Go Rams!

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      • #4
        Of course they are. Just need to get Todd Gurley back to elite form. And really he lacked that in the playoffs.
        Carolina Panthers @ Denver Broncos 2/7/2016 CBS 6:30PM EST Santa Clara CA!

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        • #5
          10-6 at best and might even miss playoffs.
          Niners will be very good.

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            haha sorry i couldn't help it.

            Apart from seattle, who in a bad year for them still went 10-6, I'm not too worried about our division. I don't share the concern that ***** will be much better. Sure they'll be more competitive overall and won't be picking so early in the draft next year, but I don't think they'll do anything more than double their wins and make it a Fisheresque season.... dare I say they go 7-9? Yeah sure. But here's the the key, I don't think they'll improve enough to take over Rams and Seattle in division standings.

            Rams have a few more concerns, for sure. I think they're playoff bound, but I wouldn't be surprised if a 1st round bye is a distant dream by week 12. If they're lucky, they're at home wildcard weekend.

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              sorry for the double post
              Last edited by OldRamsfan; -07-16-2019, 02:48 PM.
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              • #8
                I see a 12-4
                I think well be better suited for the big game ! our D played good enough to win and hold Tom Brady and pats to 13 points, we were out coached and out played on our Off. not only will we get back well win it
                Last edited by OldRamsfan; -07-16-2019, 02:50 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by HugoBezdek View Post
                  10-6 at best and might even miss playoffs.
                  Niners will be very good.

                  Hmm, no, I see the Ninnies improving over last year but not considerably, not being 'very' good.

                  Whereas the Rams - my bias and all - should be as good as last season, possibly a bit better! That is, taking into account experience in the hands of Coach McVay and his offense, Goff, WRs with Kupp, etc. Would not be surprised to see them achieve a 12-4 to consolidate their power ranking into the playoffs.

                  Last year was no fluke.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hugobezdek View Post
                    10-6 at best and might even miss playoffs.
                    Niners will be very good.
                    The ***** will be better; they've improved their front seven on defense and you can't underestimate the importance of getting a QB back. That being said, their offensive skill position players outside of Kittle don't blow me away and I think their secondary is attackable. I could see them adding 2-3 wins from last year's standings.

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                    • #11
                      I'll be shocked if the Rams fail to make the playoffs.

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