Who will be Sam Bradford’s new go-to guy?
The Rams for several years have never experienced the good side of the NFL’s parity. Any team could win on any given Sunday, except for the Rams. Well, 2010 dawned and the Rams were playing hard and put two wins together after two losses – doubling their win total from 2009. The Rams had finally seen that parity everyone was talking about.
But, then the next week, the Rams saw the bad side of the NFL’s parity. Any team riding high could get their butts beat by any other team if they do not come prepared. The Rams were not prepared for a hungry or desperate Detroit Lions team as they came into Ford Field. The Lions were looking for revenge for the Rams only win in 2009 which was in Ford Field, against the Lions.
The Rams were playing better and getting some positive press on SportsCenter, on FOX and around the league. Did the Rams start believing their own press clippings? Does anyone read press clippings anymore? Were the Rams buying into their overwhelmingly positive internet chatter? Did they believe that they would just be able to throw their jerseys out on the field and win the game?
We will have no idea why the Rams did not come to play from the coaches to almost every single player on the roster. But, at least the Rams finally ascribe to the standard NFL axiom, what goes up – must come down. And the Rams came back down to Earth on Sunday… hard.