It’s called a “window of opportunity” and the Los Angeles Rams seem fully aware they are in one while also cognizant these “windows” do not (usually) last very long. The team is going “all in” while making no bones about what they are trying to achieve. The Rams have their eyes firmly fixed on a Lombardi Trophy.
Oft-injured Robert Quinn is gone. Alec Ogletree is now an NY Giant, Trumaine Johnson has flown the coop and Sammy Watkins took a huge payday in KC. That is a lot of top-shelf talent walking out the door, but the team made certain that exit swung both ways.
Marcus Peters, Aquib Talib, Sam Shields and Ndamukong Suh are now enjoying the sunny, SoCal climate as the team managed to increase the clubs talent level in the face of said departures. To be clear, the roster is stacked.
- Elite QB? Check.
- Stud RB? Check.
- Pressure D? Check.
- Roster depth? Check.
- Stud WR? Hmmmmmm … .maybe.
The Rams are gearing up for 2018 in a big way. They aren’t looking to build team chemistry and improve over a few years, they are ready right now. They have checked all the boxes and have a very talented WR corps that should be better with another year in the McVay system.
The addition of Suh is huge. The game day effect of Suh and Donald playing side by side is going to be incredible to watch. Unless you are a member of the other team of course. Two players of their caliber in the middle of their defense is a headache few teams will have an answer for.
But the team may not be done yet.
Rumors continue to swirl in regards to a possible trade for NY Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. The GMen are reportedly holding out for two first round picks and a player. That is a HUGE hit for any team but the Rams are in a unique position to be able to justify such a cost. Adding a player of OBJ’s caliber to an already stocked roster would make the Rams early favorites to win it all, Eagles be damned. Yes. He’s that good.
Last season was a heck of a ride for Rams fans. This year should be even better.
What say you Sports Nation?
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