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AP Pro32-Power Rankings--Rams #17

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by RamBill, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. RamsOfCastamere Well-Known Member

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    Let's look at it like this.

    They have us at the 9th best team in the NFC. Let's climbed a few spots and make the playoffs.
     
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  2. Rambitious1 Well-Known Member

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    They are for now.
    The pendulum swings back and forth.
    In a few years the NFC will be the weaker conference again, then visa versa......
     
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  3. RAM's-NWST New Member

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    I ranked the Rams just ahead of my wife's beloved Steelers, the Cardinals and Panthers moving up to #14. I don't see drop off from our defense or special teams which should be ranked fairly high this year, and expect the offense to be slightly improved. The Rams had a top draft and didn't really lose any valuable free agents, so with expected improved play calling / scheming on both sides of the ball we will be better than projected by the AP.
     
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  4. Angry Ram aka Captain RAmerica aka the OG Rammer

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    Word. He really would've looked nice in blue and gold.

    Dude that 4 star players, plus Eddie Lacy (which I forgot all about) + HaHa Clinton-Dix...that's pretty good. They were like 5-2 before all the injuries hit, so there's no reason why they can't do better.

    Bears? Too inconsistent. Vikings? Maybe. Lions always have potential, hardly ever live up to it.

    Train wreck? They just added an anchor with the most NFL ready OT Jake Matthews. They have a decent LT with Sam Baker.

    Matt Ryan will get both Julio Jones and Roddy White back, and SJack won't get that much of a work load. He's got IMO 1 more good year left. A new 3-4 defense might struggle a bit, oveall tho they have some experienced players in place. They are far from a train wreck.
     
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  5. thirteen28 Hey Beavis, he said "member"

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    I'm thinking the Rams are definitely better than some of the teams ranked above them. But I prefer to be ranked where we are and hope that we are overlooked. It will make it all the more surprising when we do something.

    One of the many aspects I loved about the '99 season is how quickly the Rams were dismissed going into the season. That view had some inertia, as it really took a while for other teams, the league as a whole, and the media to take the Rams seriously, by which time they had already crushed a number of opponents, including the hated 49ers.

    Not saying that there will be a repeat of '99 this year, but I do hope the Rams being overlooked allows for us to get some similar momentum going before everybody else wakes up to the new reality.
     
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