5 undeniable reasons for an LA Rams bounce back season in 2023

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Reason V: Rams are hungry again

Call it the Eye of the Tiger. Call it a competitive edge. The cycle for the LA Rams since hiring Sean McVay as head coach has followed a rather rigid pattern so far. Patterns often display a natural cycle, an entropy that is innate within the organization. What is that pattern?

  1. Year 1 - Beat expectations, NFL Playoff appearance (2017, 2020)
  2. Year 2 - Great season, Super Bowl-bound (2018, 2021)
  3. Year 3 - Letdown, no postseason competition, rebuild (2019, 2022)

Of course, each season is different. But look back to the "What was, will be . . . " chapter. If we can accept the logic of the Rams will struggle this season because the team finished last season at 5-12, then why do we resist the more concrete evidence that the LA Rams will bounce back this season, as the team had done twice before?

How many Super Bowl winners were discounted this much?

This LA Rams team is not at the top of their game. In fact, they are facing a season of being NFL underdogs. The speculation about the Rams team is that this team will be the NFL equivalent of a 98-pound weakling. If you have noticed the comments of Rams players already, they are noticing, and it's adding fuel to the fire.

While the Rams no longer boast the same Super Bowl-winning roster, this is still the same head coach, the same quarterback, the same MVP wide receiver, and the same defensive star who won Super Bowl LVI. That matter.