With the Rams finally playing Game 1 of the regular season, and especially after four exhibition games that were pretty uneventful, what we see beginning tomorrow remains somewhat unknown.
How much better will Jared Goff be in 2017?
Can Todd Gurley turn it around after his “sophomore slump?”
Will Sammy Watkins be the deep threat that is the game changer Los Angeles has been desperate for?
We really have no idea.
But one thing has been apparent since Les Snead went out and got Sean McVay: it’s a new ball game in LA.
The Rams had settled into something just short of mediocrity. The house may not have been on fire, but it was certainly smoldering. On Sunday, McVay gets to roll out a new way of doing business in Los Angeles.
If he can get his young quarterback to post his first career win, the opener against the Indianapolis Colts may serve as a springboard to a season that changes the perception of this organization. It may only be one game, but it’s key to transitioning the fans from losing football, to one that promises to win.
One thing is for sure, the Rams are out of excuses, making Week 1 almost “must win.”