3 certainties: Death, taxes, and Dan Orlovsky’s love of LA Rams

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The LA Rams have completed their roster-building efforts, more or less, as preparations for the 2022 NFL season transition from the small army of NFL Scouts, Data Analytics, and personnel staff to the coaching staff. Now, all of the players, prospects, and potential is in the hands of head coach Sean McVay and the coaching staff that led the team to their first Super Bowl Championship victory for the city of Los Angeles.

Now the question is, can the LA Rams make good on their promise to run it back? Can this team find a way to defend their hard-earned NFL Championship Title? If you follow NFL Networks NFL insider/analyst Dan Orlovsky, you are already feeling good about the LA Rams’ chances. Why? Well, he’s rated his Top-5 NFC teams, and guess who is atop the list?

Of course, if it were as simple as voting for the NFC Champion, there would be no reason to draft, train, practice, or even compete.

Orlovsky’s Top 5

So what do we like about that NFC Tops list?  Well, the LA Rams at number one are certainly flattering enough that we will accept it. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers at number two seems about right too. The Green Bay Packers among the top five teams makes sense. But I’m not warm and fuzzy about claims that the New Orleans Saints, a team that finished 9-8 in 2021 and missed the playoffs is suddenly back.

And while I like what the Philadelphia Eagles did this offseason, from trading for WR A.J. Brown to their draft, I’m just as skeptical that they have elevated themselves to a top-five status in the NFC.

Have the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals fallen out of their top 5 spots in the NFC already? Did the San Francisco 49ers, the team that faced the LA Rams in the NFC Championship game last year, suddenly blow up their roster?

There is just so much uncertainty in the NFL, and the NFC, right now. I don’t even know where to begin with all of the unanswered questions.

But I do know that some things remain certain in this very uncertain world. Death is a certainty. Taxes are a certainty. And NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky’s love of the LA Rams? That’s a certainty too.

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