Can the consistently inconsistent Rams find some consistency?
So the new season is upon us, finally. And more specifically our second year of covering the Rams.
After what was a positive draft, it is possible to see how the roster is shaping up; and equally what level of expectations we should have for the upcoming season. Having posed the question last week regarding people’s ‘realistic expectations’ for the 2014/15 season, there seems to be a general consensus.
After the excruciatingly long wait for the 2014 draft to finally arrive, and the never ending amount of mock drafts, in which it seemed the Rams had been linked to drafting everyone from Johnny Manziel to Postman Pat, the Rams eventually acquired quite a haul.
Yet it is not this draft class that I am most looking forward to seeing in Blue and Gold in 2014; it is the class of 2013.
With the announcement of the (tough) 2014 schedule, the return of Rams football has taken a step closer. Here is the full schedule courtesy of stlouisrams.com;
The declaration on Wednesday of Texas A&M’s superstar quarterback Johnny Manziel that he will be entering the 2014 NFL Draft is not one that was terribly surprising, but it is one that fanned the flames of a debate that has been burning ever since the end of the Rams’ season at CenturyLink Field a couple of weeks ago; should the Rams stay with Sam Bradford or cut him adrift?
Another NFL regular season has drawn to a close and the Rams didn’t quite manage that elusive .500 record ending the season at 7-9. Going into this one we hoped for and wanted that .500 but in all honesty Arizona going into Seattle and winning the previous week was probably the worst thing that could have happened, as now Seattle still had to clinch the division and No 1 seed.
In a season where the Rams have played well and won the games they shouldn’t, and not so well and lost games that perhaps we shouldn’t, the visit of Tampa Bay Buccaneers perhaps should have filled me with a sense of dread, but somehow it didn’t. I had a good feeling about this one, and it wasn’t just down to the throwback jerseys, which still look kind of right to me.
As the countdown to Christmas continues, and in the festive spirit, let’s take a look at some reasons as to why the Rams should be cheerful.
Of course some are growing impatient with the Rams, and their inability to mount a serious play-off push. But there are reasons to be cheerful this Christmas, so keep the faith.
The Rams played the offensive juggernaut that is the Saints, it was going to be one way traffic, a boat racing of Armada proportions, if you listened to the “experts” that is. But as a wise man once said, that is why they play the game!
First of all Rams Nation, welcome! Sunday night was not a good night to say the least, there’s no way we can dress it up any better, it was BAD! Arizona deserved the win, congratulations to the Cardinals. (That is the actual Arizona Cardinals, not the St Louis franchise that the commentators seem to insist…