LA Rams and how 12 days of Christmas can lead to a SB win

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LA Rams Brandon Staley
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On the second day of Christmas

The LA Rams gave to me, two coaches staying.  Of course, the Rams have a new wunderkind in defensive coordinator Brandon Staley.  The Rams defense is still learning, still improving. But so far, the defense has been better than the brochure.  From the start, Staley has been an enigma, with broad projections about his style of defense, but with few knowing what it might deliver against NFL offense. Now we know, and everyone wants Staley back next season to see to the Rams defense once more.

The second coach who I believe needs to be here is offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. While so many believe that one chance is sufficient to make permanent decisions, Kromer has led the Rams back to a top offensive line simply by recasting the same offensive linemen that struggled a year ago into new starting roles this season. So far, that plan has not only saved the Rams valuable assets to commit to other positions but ensured that the Rams offensive line remains in synch while other offensive lines are still trying to find their way.

On the first day of Christmas

The LA Rams gave to me, one Super Bowl Ring. Is that too lofty to wish for? Perhaps, but if the Rams can take care of business like the previous 11 days of Christmas specify, the Rams could be in a prime position to land the most coveted distinction in the NFL, to hoist the Lombardi Trophy and the NFL’s Champion.

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The city of Los Angeles owns the NBA Champion and MLB World Series winner. A third champion to the city would be a historic first and would be an achievement that would not be repeated anytime soon.  With the disruption and hardship caused throughout 2020, it would be a fitting end to an NFL that almost wasn’t.   The LA Rams have a job to do.  A Super Bowl victory is there for the taking. They need only to take it one win at a time, for six NFL games.