7 solid reasons why LA Rams win NFC West next season

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LA Rams Kevin O'Connell
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O’Connell’s role is complex, but not dependant, upon McVay

This is not a puppet, nor figurehead, role created.  This role will be critical to ensuring the playbook for each week optimizes strengths of the Rams, and exploits weaknesses for that week’s opponent.  A true focus of this role will be to restore Jared Goff’s comfort and confidence in the pocket once more.

While O’Connell did not have much to work with at the Washington Redskins, he was able to get the most from what he had. Rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins struggled with his first year in the NFL. But it was time he spent working with O’Connell which showed dramatic improvement on game-day Sunday.

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With the 2019 Rams, McVay developed a game plan which the offense ran, successful or not. Adding O’Connell to the mix allows the Rams to enter games with “plan B” or even “Plan C” plans, depending how the game unfolds.

In 2019, the LA Rams finished 9-7.  in 2020, the Rams can finish 12-4. That will be good enough to win the NFC West.  Of course, the Rams must still fill the roster, draft new prospects, and settle upon their 53-man roster. But so far, the team has made the right moves to return to the NFL Playoffs in 2020.

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Of course, the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Arizona Cardinals will all make their own statements regarding the outcome of the NFC West.  Still, we haven’t touched on improving performances of WR Brandin Cooks nor RB Todd Gurley. There is plenty of off-season to go.  But the Rams are making the right moves at the right times to improve enough to be NFC West division champions once more.