It's a weekend gone by without the LA Rams competing in a football game. It's Monday, January 22, 2024, and by the time you are reading this, we are running out of football in a big way. Just three more games remain in the 2023 NFL season: The AFC and NFC Championship Games, and then the NFL Championship Game.
And for Rams fans, the painful and nearly tortuous wait. Not for the 2024 NFL season to officially get underway, no. But the painful, drawn out process that the fans must endure now. Which coaches (if any) will be poached by other team? The LA Rams have already lost one of the best and brightest coaches on the staff when Run Game Coordinator/Defensive Line Coach defected to assume a Co-Defensive Coordinator role with nearby USC.
How many others will follow?
It's still early, and the LA Rams have a lot of internal meetings to hold and discussions to have before this team is prepared to face the 2024 NFL Draft. For fans of any NFL team that is not looking forward to the next game, the 2024 NFL Draft is the next landmark NFL milestone. In terms of wait, it is nearly juxtapositioned between this moment and the return of real football action next season.
The thing is, the thrill of this LA Rams team should not, can not, be based on the next goal or goals. Savor the flavor. Did you realize that the Rams rookie class of 2023 is perhaps one of the most talented rookie classes ever? It certainly has made a strong case to be considered one of the most accomplished rookie classes in the history of the franchise.
The 2023 NFL season had a bit of everything. From the thrill of victory to the agony of defeat, the LA Rams covered it. And the LA Rams 'feel' like a team that is better than many teams that had and are still competing in the NFL Playoffs. The team that had an 8-18 run through 2022 through Week 10 of the 2023 NFL Season after winning Super Bowl LVI, turned everything around on a dime and went on a 7-2 streak. It's that team, that 7-2 team, that has left us all in optimism and hungry for more.