Third – Stay Hungry
The third attribute is the most challenging for a player’s mental framework. It is that appetite for the competition to prove they are superior. The LA Rams have some of the best NFL players playing today. All-Pro Aaron Donald is the best player at his position, and many believe that he is one of the most dominant players in the NFL of his era. He has not won a Super Bowl yet, despite being the best at what he does.
All-Pro Johnny Hekker is a punter who is actually a weapon for this team. In the exchange of punts, he gives the Rams defense more real estate to defend and shortens the field for the Rams offense to move the ball. Over the course of a game, he can be an incredibly effective contributor to the Rams’ field position. The same can be said of Jalen Ramsey, Robert Woods, Andrew Whitworth.
Winning is a short window
The LA Rams got to the Super Bowl in 2018, but the young head coach Sean McVay and quarterback Jared Goff were not ready. The LA Rams defense held that Patriots offense to just 13 points. The Rams offense was only good for three points. Of course, the Rams were missing their outstanding young receiver, Cooper Kupp. And the team was nursing a banged-up running back Todd Gurley.
But the key to the Patriots victory was simply the fact that they designed a defensive scheme to defeat the Rams. They disguised coverages, they applied instant pressure up the middle of the offense, and they converted players’ roles specifically one game. But the damage to the hopes of that 2018 LA Rams’ team was done. The Rams walked away without a victory. Lesson learned, but now the team must fight to get back.