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Captain Morgan
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:43 am

Congrats on your NFC championship. I was really pulling for you in the Super Bowl, almost all of us were (we hate the Patriots).

I see you got the same treatment we did after our last Super Bowl year....win the conference and start the next season on the road. Ron Rivera complained about that and we started the next season on the road as well.

I agree with him that if you win your conference, you should at least be rewarded with a home game to start the next season. And you guys got shipped all the way across the country!

Anyway, I was wondering how you guys feel about the upcoming season.
Is Suh a big loss? Do you believe Goff is the real deal? Is Gurley going to be ok?

Do you feel confidant in beating the Panthers, and how many wins are you expecting this season?

I've noticed some concern about your offensive line but I don't know much about it.

I'll be glad to give "imho" to any questions you have about the Panthers. I think if we beat you guys in the first game, it would be an accomplishment and the start of what could be a playoff season.

Finally thanks for knocking the whiny Saints out of the playoffs. We hate them more than the Patriots.

Good luck!



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Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Thank you for the congrats....

As far as Suh being missed, yes for during the playoffs,,,, that's when he showed up...

But during the regular season, not so much IMO... I have faith in both SJD and Gaines to take over the NT position.... especially SJD (Joseph-Day) after sitting on the bench last year learning from both Suh and Donald....

Goff is the real deal, don't let HBO Hard Knocks and the news media fool you...

He's the real deal.... he kind of reminds me of a Joe Montana, quiet but deadly....

Goff has improved every year,,, and I will expect him to be better this season....

Gurley will be fine, the RAMs coaching staff are just being careful with him... The kid is just going to have to deal with his knee issues from now on, but as long as he is feeling good, he is one of the many weapons we have.

I feel very confident that the RAMs will beat your Panthers….

Yes we have two new starters on the offensive line, but they were well trained from the coaching staff and from Whitworth, Saffold and Sullivan the past season...

My prediction: I feel the RAMs can go 14-2, but I'm playing it safe with another year at 13-3 to make another run at the SB...

We lost some key vets, but we also picked up some key vets in the process with gaining experience for our second year players...

With the subtraction and addition players to our team,,, I feel we have a deeper and stronger team than last year...

The last time we played you guys,,, I can't forget about that sack on Cam from AD.... :D :D :D




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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:05 pm

We don't know who will be our LG or LT. It'd be nice to have a few games to get that settled before having to face the Donald, but that's the way it is.



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Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:34 pm

Yeah, your offensive line doesn't look like the teams strong point....

I was looking over your roster,,,, then I saw you have a TE,,, Hands of Stone Hemingway,,, He's a loser,,, He couldn't catch a cold if he tried his hardest, :lol: :lol: :lol:

I have a feeling Cam is going to have a long day, with a towel over his head with one of those upset sad looks on the sideline... :shock: :shock: :shock:



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Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 pm

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Is Suh a big loss?
Yes and no. Suh did not play that well during the regular season but turned it up in the playoffs. His replacements at NT don't have his upside obviously but they ought to provide steadier regular season play. Actually overall the Rams have the makings of a very good defense.

Do you believe Goff is the real deal?
Yes. He's young but year to year improvement has always been steady with him going back to Cal. The problem with assessing Goff is that his best traits are subtle ones. Like for example he has eerie accuracy on longer throws, which can often be lasers with touch. He doesn't have dramatic traits like you see on post-game highlights, but if you watch him a lot like we do, it's pretty clear he will be a good pure passer type. He also has the makings of a top 4th quarter clutch qb, as you saw against the Saints if you watched that game. But...he's still young, which hampered him sometimes last year. He just needs to be more consistent, and the safe bet is that he will be.

Is Gurley going to be ok?
Mostly yes. He has an arthritic knee, probably (hard to get straight answers on that) but RBs can play with arthritic knees if they manage the condition. The danger would be a flare-up of pain and inflammation that puts him on the sideline for a couple of weeks, but then that's brief and calms down. He will be productive.

Do you feel confidant in beating the Panthers, and how many wins are you expecting this season?
I expect the Panthers game to be a tough one because of the Caro DL. The Rams defense promises to be much better than it was last year so that could make a big difference. As for wins, I expect it to be in the 12-13 range.

I've noticed some concern about your offensive line but I don't know much about it.
It's less concern than it is just unknowns. They are replacing two starters (center and left guard) with inexperienced 2nd year players. Both players look promising. And the Rams OL coach, Aaron Kromer (somoene you may already know about), has a very good record both drafting and developing linemen. Last year the line had flaws good defenses could exploit. If Allen at center is better than a worn down Sullivan was last year, then that (the exploitable flaws) will be less of an issue this year.

thanks for knocking the whiny Saints out of the playoffs. We hate them more than the Patriots.
I think I can safely speak for everyone when I say, our pleasure.



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Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:19 pm

excellent post, thanks so much. I appreciate it because we don't get much coverage of West Coast teams over here, although I certainly learned a lot during your run to the Super Bowl.

I was following Gurley since high school, wanted him badly to go to UNC but he made by far the right choice to go to Georgia. I really hope things work out for him, he is one hell of a player and a very good dude off the field.

"The Rams defense promises to be much better than it was last year so that could make a big difference. "

That's not a good thing to hear for us.

To the previous poster about the tight end, he was signed as a camp body. Our TE's are Greg Olsen, Ian Thomas, a second year 4th round pick who looked good filling in while Greg was injured, and Chris Manhertz, who we pulled out of nowhere a couple of years ago and became a very good blocking TE.



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Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 pm

zackn wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:06 pm
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He also has the makings of a top 4th quarter clutch qb, as you saw against the Saints if you watched that game.


btw, that game is on the NFL Network in less than an hour if you want to watch again. I will be. :D



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Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Suh is no loss at all.

Goff is the real deal.

No idea how Gurley will be this season.

The O-Line is the key to our success in 2019. We'll see...

I think the RAMS may struggle this year. RAMS are a good road team under McVay though.

Don't you think the horns on our helmets should be thicker? They are ridiculously thin now.



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UtahRam wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Don't you think the horns on our helmets should be thicker? They are ridiculously thin now.



YES!! This is the boutique version of a Ram's helmet. Let's get back to the thick-horn, more realistic, and impressive helmets from before the floozie moved our Rams to St. Louis.



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