Boomer Esiason right on the money about Los Angeles Rams built to win now
Boomer Esiason made a great point previewing Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks how the Los Angeles Rams are a team built to win now.
When looking at all of the key moves on both sides of the football during the offseason ranging from signing Ndamukong Suh to acquiring Brandin Cooks, the Los Angeles Rams made it clear they were going all in for the 2018 season.
After emerging out of nowhere last year during Sean McVay‘s first season as head coach to win the NFC West, the Rams knew they would be strong Super Bowl contenders heading into 2018 once again. And when seeing how they sit at 8-1 coming off their first loss of the year to New Orleans Saints, it’s safe to say Los Angeles has been living up to the hype so far.
Only time will tell when it comes to seeing whether all the major moves from the offseason will pay off for the Rams, but before jumping too far ahead, all of the focus for McVay’s squad is on this weekend’s battle with the Seahawks.
During a recent preview with CBS Sports, former football star and current analyst Boomer Esiason was right on the money when discussing Los Angeles having the advantage in Week 10 over Seattle, mainly due to the fact they are built to win now.
Similar to what the Philadelphia Eagles did last year on their way to winning the Super Bowl for the first time in franchise history, the mindset of the Rams dating back to the offseason has been do whatever it takes to win it all this season, and worry about everything else later.
Yes, a time will come for Los Angeles in which they will have to make some tough decisions since plenty of key players like Suh will be looking to get paid. But instead of worrying about 2019 and beyond, all the Rams care about is doing whatever it takes now to put them in the best position possible to hoist that Lombardi Trophy down in Atlanta come February.
Thanks to last weekend’s loss to the Saints, the Rams have some extra work on their plates in the coming weeks since instead of holding a comfortable two-game lead for the top spot in the NFC playoff picture, they currently trail New Orleans as a result of a tiebreaker.
Luckily for Los Angeles as Esiason mentioned in his preview, this team is built strong enough at the moment to give the Saints a run for their money in the NFC, but it’s not going to be easy.
After seeing all of the work by the Rams to be built for a Super Bowl run this season, it would be devastating to see all of that effort go to waste come January if they failed to come through against the Saints or another team in the NFC.
So while a Week 10 meeting with Seattle may not seem like that big of a deal at first, keep in mind that Los Angeles has a strong reputation to live up to after all their work over the last couple of months. Defeating the Seahawks this weekend would not only mean the Rams basically have the NFC West locked up, but it would continue to put them in great position to live up to the hype of being a strong Super Bowl contender in the conference.