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What I Said a Month Ago

December 17th, 2019 · No Comments · NFL, Rams

I buried the Rams on November 10, five weeks ago, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-12 and saw their record fall to 5-4.

Over the weekend, the Rams were thrashed 44-21 in Dallas, to fall to 8-6.

And rather than tell you about that particular game, how about going back in time, to a post on the Pittsburgh game?

What I wrote then? Pretty much all you need to know.

One oft-overlooked aspect of their decline to 8-6, with two games left, is that the Rams wanted to enter their new stadium, next year, as a playoffs-level team, perhaps with a shot at the Super Bowl.

Remember, when the club moved back to Southern California, ahead of the 2016 season, the plan was to be good in three years — all ready to compete in 2019.

Turns out, the Rams were good, in their third season, 13-3 and a Super Bowl team.

Trouble is, the Rams now look like a will be a rebuilding club next season, and their first year in the new, $2-plus billion stadium does not look at all promising.

The fault is not entirely the club’s — they were a good team in their third season in Los Angeles, which was the original target.

Ah, the best-laid plans. We now see the Rams had a two-year window that closed after the 2018 season. They look a lot like a team in decline just as they new yard is coming on line.

Timing! It’s everything.


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