By: Nathaniel DiCarlo
Alright, we are at the halfway mark of the NFL season. Through 6, we have the good, the bad, and the ugly.
One of those teams– the Los Angeles Rams– they are 7-0 and about to play against the Green Bay Packers at home.
It seems like this team is unstoppable, grinding the gears on all cylinders. A legit team that seems to be playing great football on both sides of the ball. From a roaring ground game that can either run through or simply hurdle over opposing defenses, to their back breaking defense that can snatch a football back like taking candy from a baby. Then, the special teams play that came from the west to conquer the rest of the world as we know it.
One thing to bring up when talking about the Rams, who is their MVP?
Is it Aaron Donald who just had a career game with 4 sacks? It is Jared Goff who has amassed over 2,000 yards in 7 games with 14 TDs and only 5 INTs? Or is it Todd Gurley who leads all running backs for rushing yards at 686 and leads TDs with 11, better than 8 other teams all together…?? In my opinion, at this point, you can’t single out just one player on the Rams team that is not deserving of an MVP award.
However, if we can appoint this award to a group, it would be the entire Offensive Line. Whitworth, Saffold, Sullivan, rookie Blythe and Havenstein all deserve this prestigious award. Without an O-line, how effective can a run game be? How long can your QB stay in the pocket to make something happen? The O-line is the backbone of this team.
Look at the Cowboys from last year– they had a great O-line until the last quarter of the season, then they had a difficult time establishing the run which translated to their passing game woes.
Same goes for the Seahawks, who are still struggling but seem to have found their way back to contention.
Every team is only as good as their O-line. That is my point. Without it, you can’t run, you can’t pass, you can’t win games…. simple as that. So yes, my vote for the MVP, if ever, would have to be the entire O-line of the Rams.
If the Rams can continue to stay healthy and play great football, I believe they have a shot at a historical undefeated season topped off by a Super Bowl ring. You can hate all you want, but there is no denying that the Rams have been on the back burner for too long and they almost deserve it– having dealt with the Spagnuolo and tumultuous Fisher years “7-9 bullshit”. This is the Hollywood Rams their fanbase has been waiting for.
All you haters can kiss my ass, because even if they lose a few games (they won’t), best believe they will do it without quitting…. unlike the 49ers, Cardinals, Giants and Raiders.
If the Rams end up going undefeated, don’t say I didn’t tell you!