T.J. Houshmandzadeh: “(LA Rams) McVay can relate to players”

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The current LA Rams roster has not been farmed from seeds, rookies, or long-term investments in players who have grown up within the system. This team is a tapestry, a fine blend of young and old, rookies and veterans, hopefuls and success stories. In the quest to win, fueled by their own admission with sudden urgency, the team sought ways to develop further faster. Will it work? We’ll soon find out.

Now, that does not mean that the team cannot develop young players. On the contrary, this team has grown Day 3 drafted rookies as well as players who never heard their names called on draft day. And they have gone on to sign on with other teams for lucrative contracts.

The NFC Championship is a topic of many NFL talk shows. As we have in the past, we find that the LA Rams sometimes are one of the featured segments of Colin Cowherd’s The Herd. As such, we’ve featured his discussions from time to time to flesh out the solid perspective from sensationalism.

In this edition of The Herd, former NFL WR TJ Houshmandzadeh talks at length with Colin Cowherd over the NFL’s relevant topics. Of course,  the topic of the LA Rams came up pretty quickly.  At the 1:30 make, host Colin Cowherd touches base on the fact that since playing for the LA Rams, both Odell Beckham Jr. and Von Miller are back to their former star-NFL-player ways.

Rams renew veteran careers

Just to clarify, Odell Beckham Jr. only managed 232 yards and zero touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns in six games. In eight games for the LA Rams, in a brand new offense, he has chalked up 305 yards and five touchdowns in the regular season. In postseason play, he has 151 yards and a touchdown in two games for the Rams, the best playoff series in his NFL career.

While OLB Von Miller has won a Super Bowl in his career, the Denver Broncos appeared to be willing to let him die on the vine this year. In seven games, he had 19 tackles and 4.5 quarterback sacks. In eight games with the Rams, he has 31 tackles, five quarterback sacks, a pass deflection, and a forced fumble.

He kept up the same frantic pace in the playoffs, where he has ten tackles, two quarterback sacks, a strip-sack, and a fumble recovery in two games. Despite having won a Super Bowl, Von Miller is back to his Super Bowl form and helping the defense to show up big on game day.

So now the topic at hand. Who wins, the LA Rams or the San Francisco 49ers? For the answer to that one, you will need to set the video to the 9:00 mark.

"“The Rams will win the game and will go on to win the Super Bowl.” – per WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh"

Now Houshmandzadeh is a long-time Cincinnati Bengals receiver, and he just predicted the LA Rams to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl.  How true will that pan out? Who’s to say?

It’s all predictions and prognostication at this point. But since that is all we have until the game is final, it will have to do.

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