Ramfan128 wrote:I'll just piggyback off this thread. Congrats!
I think every player and coach played well enough to win yesterday for the Rams except one - I'll give you one guess as to who that player was...
When the NFL world said that we went all in, they were wrong. But in a way they were right: when we signed Goff, McVay was choosing to slowly let the supporting cast deteriorate as it does with all QBs when they sign. He was betting on Goff getting better, and that bet was essentially pushing all our chips in.
Goff needs an elite OL, an elite run game and an elite WR group to be successful - we put that together for 1 and 3/4 seasons and it got Goff this contract.
QB is at the top of my draft wishlist.
For as bad as Goff was, Seahawks defense definitely played a role in that. Seattle is definitely on the short list of teams that can win it all - I'll be rooting against it, naturally, but congrats on having a Super Bowl contender.
Ramfan, always enjoy seeing you here and reading your posts. You're always respectful and classy, and often provide good insight.
Yes, no question QB is your weak link. Great defense, one of the best overall players in the league in Darnold, and Ramsey is no slouch either. And I'm a McVay fan. I think he's already one of the brightest young coaches in the NFL, and is only going to get better. You're in good hands, and I'm confident (unfortunately
) that he'll figure it out.
As for yesterday's game, I think Carroll actually outcoached him for the first time since McVay has been in LA. He had our defense well prepared for everything the Rams like to do, particularly those misdirection plays and rollouts the Rams love to run. Hawks had the edges well covered on nearly every play. It was a great game plan, at least defensively. Offensively we're not nearly as creative, although that play design on the Hollister TD was a thing of beauty.
Not sure what you're going to do about Goff. Isn't he signed through 2024 if I'm not mistaken? He's obviously untradeable with that contract, although I'm not sure how much of that is guaranteed. Rams are going to need to get very creative. Will be interesting to see how they handle it.
Say what you will about Goff. He's not a good NFL QB, but that dude is a hell of a lot tougher than I had given him credit for, not only playing with a broken thumb, but popping it back in on the field of play without missing a beat. That made me cringe just watching that.
Anyway, there's a very good chance we're going to see you again in a couple weeks. That scares me, because no matter who's at QB for the Rams, I know McVay is going to have something up his sleeve and will have them ready to play. And of course you still have that great defense. I predict it will be another close game, and both teams will lean on the running game. Will be looking for another low-scoring defensive struggle.