Okay. If you haven’t heard, the LA Rams are now the reigning NFL Champions, having defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in a very dramatic fashion. The Rams needed a late touchdown pass from QB Matthew Stafford to WR Cooper Kupp to take the lead with less than two minutes remaining. Talk about a white knuckler!
But as all of the emotions of such a dramatic and emotionally packed victory settle for the fans who were carried along that harrowing and trauma-filled journey, we could all use a legend of how and where to pack everything for safekeeping over the off-season. The NFL season, the playing of games, is now over.
And so, the LA Rams are atop the NFL. They are the Apex predator of the NFL for at least one year. But as the Rams have climbed to the top of the mountain, they will now face the best of other NFL teams, while reaping the least rewards from the upcoming NFL Draft.
In many ways, the NFL has embedded enough circuit breakers in their off-season process to make it quite difficult for NFL teams to build successful dynasties. In fact, it was the New England Patriots who were the last team to win consecutive Super Bowls, and they did so in the 2003 and 2004 NFL seasons.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat? It’s so tough to do in the NFL now.
So these LA Rams certainly have their work cut out for them as the entire organization now turns toward the 2022 NFL season. So let’s pack this season into smaller manageable cartons for safe storage? What positive lessons can we take away from the Rams Super Bowl victory, and from the entire 2021 NFL season? Of course, that means discussing Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp, Aaron Donald, and Von Miller. So let’s get to it