Rams might signal a new way of doing business
By Steve Rivera
As the “Patriot Way” looks to be on the wane, the Los Angeles Rams look to be the best team to replace how an NFL franchise does business.
The Los Angeles Rams are part of a new way the NFL looks to be doing business. With a lot being made about the “Patriot Way” and the somewhat less that player friendly approach, LA may be a prime landing spot for free agents moving forward.
For Rams fans, that’s a good thing.
It’s also a shift from what players have known for a long time.
The New England Patriots have been the standard bearer for all things NFL for what seems like forever. Players knew to go there for a legitimate chance at getting a Super Bowl ring, and each season saw them a favorite to win the Lombardi Trophy.
Now, the cracks in the Patriots facade appear bigger than ever, and the sun looks to be setting on a signature franchise.
Think about it?
It’s not complicated. It’s mostly about a new kind of player who has aspirations not so much different than those before, but are also looking for a quality of life that extends to the field and beyond.
Enter Sean McVay and the Rams.
Los Angeles has been splashy and direct. They want the best and want to enjoy being as such. They are young and brash, and most specifically-loaded.
If the Rams can pull off a run to a championship, win or lose, they become the top destination for the best free agent talent in the league.
And hey, the Inglewood facility isn’t even ready yet.
When THAT stadium goes online for 2020, Los Angeles becomes ground zero for everything from NFL Media, to the NFL Draft, maybe a Combine, and the city to have perhaps a bonafide contender for a Lombardi Trophy every year like the team in New England once was.
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The Rams are the future as the past looks to be settled with the Patriots. Their “Way” like all good things, looks to be ending.
LA should take advantage while it can.