It’s safe to say that the Los Angeles Rams look like a completely different team from the one that won the Super Bowl just two years ago.
They’ve lost several key contributors to both their offense and their defense, and there are plenty of questions about Matthew Stafford’s health — or lack thereof — going forward.
That’s become even more evident now that oddsmakers have set their win total for next season at just over/under 6.5 wins, also having the third-worst odds in the NFC West Division behind the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.
However, Rams HC Sean McVay is still confident in his team’s ability to make some noise and prove their doubters wrong.
Rams HC Sean McVay on his team’s 6.5 over/under win total for the upcoming season: “Whatever I say, I’m going to get in trouble right now. They don’t believe in us.”
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 25, 2023
According to Eric Williams of Fox Sports, the coach doesn’t want to make any controversial statements before the start of the season, but he knows the rest of the league doesn’t believe in them.
Truth be told, there’s a chance that they bounce back and silence a lot of their critics, or at least, they win more than six games.
They do have a solid QB in Stafford, who could be healthier than most people expect.
They also have one of the best wideouts in the game in Cooper Kupp, who’s back to full strength.
Aaron Donald should continue to be a force to be reckoned with for at least another season, and McVay is a savvy and solid coach.
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