Expectations are a hell of a thing.Year 2 of the Sean

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Expectations are a hell of a thing.Year 2 of the Sean

Postby panxing18 » Sat May 18, 2019 6:23 am

McVay era. Adding Pro Bowl talent to both sides of the ball. Starting the season 8-0 and bouncing back from a single loss to improve to 11-1. The game of the year against the Kansas City Chiefs that could get some kind of ESPN’s 30 for 30 treatment. The Los Angeles Rams went into their Week 12 bye as the predestined Super Bowl champions after an offseason of astronomical expectations.*cue the whistling of a bomb dropping to Earth*The Rams sleep-walked their way to a win against a punchless Detroit Lions team. The Rams managed 30 points in that contest Stitched Nicholas Scott Jersey , but 17 were scored off drives starting in Lions territory probably because the new stationary kickoff rules have inadvertently torpedoed onside kick attempts. Thanks, hands team.But if that game was a head-scratcher, I can’t imagine what’s left of your scalp after these last two games. The Rams, the predetermined Super Bowl winners with their high-octane offense, charismatic head coach, and a surging defensive unit led by a tackle that was endangering Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record, wet the bed on a national stage. The Rams were averaging 34 points a game when they went to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears...and scored six points. Next up, the Philadelphia Eagles who are likely not making the playoffs. Their starting running back tore his ACL. Their starting quarterback broke his back. And their secondary is so beat up that I could show up to their practice and they’d hand me a jersey number in the 20’s and tell me I’m their new nickel corner. And despite all of that Nicholas Scott Los Angeles Rams Jerseys , America was treated to a second consecutive showing of the predetermined Super Bowl champs laying an egg. The Rams did manage to make it close towards the end, benefiting from soft coverage from a naturally soft secondary. But I’m personally a lot more alarmed by the 17-point hole they dug vs. encouraged by their ability to almost crawl back from it.Even when it was tied at 13 at halftime, it felt like the Rams were lucky it was that close. But these are the Rams. They’re supposed to win it all this year. And they’re one of the best teams in the league at halftime adjustments. Up until this game, the Rams had led the league in 3rd quarter scoring offense. They were outscored by the Eagles, 17-0. For those keeping score at home, the Rams have managed three points in 3rd quarters since their bye. Atotal of three points. Like, they kicked a field goal against the Lions and have been shut out of the last two...Now come the narratives. And as someone who was at the game who had to deal with inebriated Eagles fans flapping their arms and celebrating a minor victory in a lost season, I can’t help but buy in to them.Is QB Jared Goff a liability? Since their bye Los Angeles Rams Jerseys Stitched , he has one touchdown pass and seven interceptions. That’s one more interception than what he had in the eleven games before their bye. Is the book out on DL Aaron Donald? Zero sacks the last two games after 6.5 the previous three. And what about the special teams? Another fake punt that didn’t work and a back-breaking fumble by JoJo Natson Jr. that essentially cost the Rams a minute and a half of clock when there was only three minutes left. The sports news cycle the day after an embarrassing prime time loss is always a tough one. The talking heads are always ready to bury a team with high expectations.The Rams are 11-3 and I believe, despite what I’ve said up to this, that they have as good a shot as any other team to win the Super Bowl this year. This isn’t the same kind of frustration I’ve felt during the Jeff Fisher, Steve Spagnuolo, Jim Haslett or Scott Linehan eras. This isn’t the hopeless feeling of rooting for a team destined to finish 4-12.This is the fear of watching what is probably the most talented roster in the NFL get dropped in the divisional round. Swept away and forgotten by everyone but us Rams fans.And all we’d be left with is a series of “what-ifs.” Aaron Neary, a center on the Los Angeles Rams' practice squad, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and damaging property.The Simi Valley Police Department said it received several calls about an erratic driver who had hit a bus stop sign, mailboxes and trash cans on Sunday night Nicholas Scott Jersey nfl draft , about two hours after the Rams' victory over the Arizona Cardinals.The police say they stopped Neary in the described car, and he had a blood-alcohol level of .17 percent, more than double the legal limit. Neary was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Sheriff's Office's East County Jail.Neary informed the Rams about his arrest early Monday morning, coach Sean McVay said. Neary had attended the Rams' win at the Coliseum, standing on the sideline."I could tell that he felt horrible about the decision, and we really used it as an opportunity," McVay said. "Let's learn from this. Let's look at ourselves critically. Let's use the resources at our disposal, with the way that Uber is and the way that Lyft is Big And Tall Nicholas Scott Jersey , and different things that we can utilize to avoid some of these circumstances. Thank goodness nobody was hurt."McVay indicated the Rams aren't likely to cut ties with Neary, a third-year NFL pro from Eastern Washington who spent most of last season with the Rams."I think you want to try to help him work through something like this, as opposed to having severe consequences where he's not part of it," McVay said. "Now, different acts and things like that do dictate a different response. (But) this is something that, No. 1, thank goodness no one was hurt, and then No. 2 From China Nicholas Scott Jersey , let's work through this. Let's use this as an opportunity for our whole team, our whole organization to learn from, and hopefully let's not make these mistakes again."Neary made his NFL debut as Los Angeles' starting center in the regular-season finale while the Rams rested most of their starters for the playoffs. He was waived Aug. 31 and re-signed to the practice squad.Neary was on the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad in 2016. He was a second-team FCS All-American in his senior year at Eastern Washington, the school that also produced Rams receiver Cooper Kupp and linebacker Samson Ebukam.
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