The Celebration Thread

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andre

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Jan 21, 2014
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Didn't play well and scored 30. That means we can blow the roof off of this league. When you travel cross country and get that win it shows we have the grit we need to make another run. GO RAMS
This is my takeaway as well: We played poorly, in a tough cross-country road game, against a tough defense, after not playing the offense the whole pre-season, and still put up 30 and got the win.

I'm more stressed than I would have liked to be, but I'm good with it overall.
 

FarNorth

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Jun 23, 2014
750
McVay's plan pays off again. Yes, it was an ugly win. Yes, we were rusty. Yes, it was a sloppy game. But by the end, it looked like the offense of old. Goff will learn a lot from this one, and he'll knock the rust off like he did last year. But most significantly, we won a road game against a good football team. A win is a win, boys. Let's enjoy it.
Not so easy to go cross country, big time zone change, home opener for Panthers, resting our starters in preseason, still pull out a win. Rams could have won with less drama but I'll take it.
 

payote75

Starter
Aug 17, 2017
663
Happy overall but there are some good players available to plug a couple of weaknesses that we all know exist.....offensive line .....inside linebacker and lastly a defensive tackle. If they take a minimum I'd take a flier on an OL and and ILB.
 
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XXXIVwin

Pro Bowler
Jun 1, 2015
1,559
I don’t think this win was as ‘ugly’ as most here think. It wasn’t really that close, either.

Once Higbee scored with 6:37 left to go up 30-20, it was game over. So they scored a meaningless TD with 1:58 left, who cares? Onside kicks almost never work nowadays (after the rule changes).

I’m very optimistic, Rams were solid overall, no glaring weaknesses.

Oh, and I bet $400 on da Rams and covered the spread, so that helps:D
 

jrry32

Legend
Jan 14, 2013
24,079
Happy overall but there are some good players available to plug a couple of weaknesses that we all know exist.....offensive line .....inside linebacker and lastly a defensive tackle. If they take a minimum I'd take a flier on an OL and and ILB.
The OL played well. It wasn't perfect, but it gelled in the second half and held its own against one of the NFL's most talented DLs. ILB is what it is at this point. Littleton was great. Rapp was great. Hager was what I expected. I kind of agree at NT. I might look and see if there's somebody still out there who can do a bit more to plug up the middle.
 

MachS

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Mar 14, 2017
794
Gurley looked healthy and explosive, but lets be honest we were all a bit scared :sneaky:

O line played well especially in the run game. Noteboom maybe ends up as a slight downgrade from Saffold this year, but I think Brian Allen is a big upgrade at center from a talent standpoint.

Malcolm Brown showed he can effectively spell Todd more this year and be very productive against a top defense

Fowler is going to have a monster year, calling it

Cooper Kupp healthy, still elite route runner and Jared's favorite target

McVay still cant be stopped, I saw WRs running free all day

Littleton is turning into a true playmaker, he was amazing today

Clay Matthews, Taylor Rapp both flashed multiple times

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Goff looked a little late and definitely not very accurate today. The game will slow down and he should be a lot sharper next week, but not going to lie some of the missed reads were concerning. Good to see him doing more at the line today, even with 5-10 seconds left on the playclock.

AD I think just literally took the week off. But that's okay he can take one or two more if he wants, he's more than earned it :giggle:

Lets hope Weddle is okay!!!
 

NateDawg122

Pro Bowler
Oct 5, 2015
1,286
Ugly win but we were obviously rusty and we still pulled out the W on the road. Goff was clearly rusty early in the game but settled in later. Seems like all these QBs that didn't play much in the preseason were a bit off Week 1 so I'm not concerned there.

McVay started getting a bit too pass happy but once he started giving Gurley the ball more there was nothing the Panthers could do. Over 100 yards on 15 touches while averaging 6.9 YPC is fantastic for Todd against that Panthers front 7. Malcolm was also running very well, making good cuts and breaking tackles.

Defense was incredible early on but gave up too much towards the end. I imagine having our signal caller in Weddle going down in the 2nd quarter didn't help with that. Still, I loved what I saw from Fowler and Littleton.
 

bomebadeeda

Whitworth is still my hero.....
Apr 25, 2013
1,443
OK....let's review.....
"Gurley has something going on that he's not getting the ball..." Answer is....saving him for the end of the game on a hot day in Carolina....
"Aaron Donald hasn't made a play all day..." Answer is: Did you see either lineman leave Donald on either one of Fowler's sacks, leaving Dante on a RB which he cleanly whipped and made the sack?.....so was he bowing to the crowd?....or simply bowing to his linemate that made it possible....inquiring minds want to know....
And last but not least....we were favored by 2 and 1/2....... Answer is: we won by 3. While it was rough around the edges....maybe we didn't play that bad.
And gameballs to Littleton and the Oline. Great game. I'll take the win.
 

OntarioRam

Pro Bowler
Sep 22, 2015
1,072
Winning on the road is never easy. We did it against a strong Panthers team, after sitting our starters the entire pre-season. It's hard to be mad about that! Definitely room for improvement though.

The young offensive linemen looked good. I still think we will really regret letting Saffold go. Time will tell.

Littleton is incredible. He needs to be a Ram for a long, long time.

Fowler looked very good. If he keeps it up, he will likely play his market value up to the point where it takes him out of LA.

I thought Rapp looked good when called upon. I look forward to him continuing to improve as the season moves on. Especially if we lose Weddle in the secondary.

Brown is awesome. Hopefully, he can stay healthy this year.

Hekker is an absolute weapon, as we all know.

Gurley looked good. His knee certainly seems fine. I like his usage by McVay a lot better this year, if the Carolina game is a sign of things to come. Ride him when necessary, as we did in the 4th, but otherwise spread the snaps around to keep him fresh. We had many blowout wins last year with Gurley being the bell cow long after the game was in hand. Why? Brown is a quality back whose salary is too high to ride the bench every week. Use him. Henderson also seems very capable.

The Weddle injury looked nasty. I hope he is okay. If he is out for any time, I think his loss will be bigger than many realize.

Marcus Peters is picking up right where he left off with his bonehead plays. His taunting flag cost us points off of Littleton's interception, and made things more stressful than they should have been towards the end. Hopefully, Long makes him expendable soon.

Goff needs to be better. He is still locking onto receivers way too much. He was also putting the ball up for grabs way too much today, which he is usually good at avoiding. He has improved markedly every year. After receiving a huge contract extension, we need that to continue. I like Goff a lot and think he will more than prove full value for his new contract. But as of today, there are probably about 10 or so QBs I'd rank above him. He benefits a lot from our system, weapons, and also the o-line last season. Top 10 is solid. Especially at his age as he theoretically should improve. But we need better than bottom top 10 play for this money.
 
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payote75

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Aug 17, 2017
663
The OL played well. It wasn't perfect, but it gelled in the second half and held its own against one of the NFL's most talented DLs. ILB is what it is at this point. Littleton was great. Rapp was great. Hager was what I expected. I kind of agree at NT. I might look and see if there's somebody still out there who can do a bit more to plug up the middle.
I agree but depth cant hurt like wienewski still out there rt ? he can be moved guard center etc. and some d tackles available as well but I definitely am not willing to go with Hagar. There are also some good ILB.
 

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