Everyone Called Me Crazy, “Goff, Goff”
As a proud and faithful Chevrolet man, the only Rams I’m buying this year are the ones from Los Angeles. The LA Rams are a smooth 5-2 through the first seven weeks, and are getting noticeably better week after week. They are a couple of drives away from being undefeated. Close games with Seattle and the Washington “R-Words” have been their only downfalls. Jared Goff has looked like a completely different specimen this year compared to last. He boasts a TD-INT ratio of 8-3, and a 93.2 QBR. If Goff continues to play this way, with Gurley’s legs heating up, the Rams will no doubt be a tough team to beat in the playoffs. Their head coach, McVay, has the LA offense rolling. With opposing defenses having to double team Sammy Watkins, Cooper Kupp is slowly putting in his bid as NFC Offensive Rookie of the Year. Not to mention, the Rams defense is no slouch. They bend, but don’t break. My only concern, besides experience, would be how the Rams can play in cold weather later this year and in the playoffs. West coast teams have traditionally never done well in cold weather. Jared Goff, being from the Bay Area and playing at Cal, has not had a lot of experience in frigid temperatures and/or snowy conditions. However, a game like that would be the ideal time for Todd Gurley and the Rams O-Line to step up and carry the team.
Am I getting ahead of myself with the LA Rams? I really don’t think so. This is a good, young football team. I truly believe that they’ll win the NFC West, but could possibly fall in the divisional round of the playoffs due to lack of experience. The Rams are not only going to be god this year, but are currently set up to run the table in the NFC West for years to come.