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Brockers Lo Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey oks Forward to Playing Alongside Donald and Suh

DT Michael Brockers talks his approach to the 2018 offseason program and his excitement to get to know his new teammates.

Defensive tackle Michael Brockers is coming off arguably his best pro season. In 2017, Brockers amassed a career-high 55 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four pass deflections, and one blocked kick — all in his first year under the Rams’ new 3-4 scheme.

“As far as my first season playing, not even starting off at the 5-technique and getting thrown in there, having a great Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey  season like I did, it felt go Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey od,” Brockers said recently. “Personal satisfaction, it was a good season.”

But the LSU product is still walking into the 2018 offseason program with the same outlook as the year before.

“This is our work, this is our job,” he said. “I don’t want to make it bigger than it is. We can’t fall into the hype, we just have to put our heads down and continue to grind.”

The hype Brockers referred to stems from what was a busy offseason for the organization — particularly the defen Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey se. General manager Le Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap s Snead made several noteworthy moves, acquiring star cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, while picking up Pro Bowl and All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Suh will join Brockers and Aaron Donald as the centerpieces of the Rams’ front seven next season. And while there will be three big-name talents on the line, Brockers is still confident there is enough work to go around.

“My first thought was, wow, we’re making big moves. Secondly, just seeing how we will play together. How will it work?” he said of his reaction to the Suh signing. “[But] I think this defense — the way that Wade Phillips coaches it — it’s an attack-style defense. So there’s enough stats around and enough tackles around for everybody.”

The defensive tackle got to meet his new teammate for the first time on Monday, but Brockers has admittedly studied Suh from afar over the years. And as the two continue to work together throughout the offseason, Brockers is hoping to pick up a few traits from the well-known player.

“He’s a ferocious player, man,” Brockers said. “He plays like that every snap of the ball, and I think that’s what I like about him the most, is his attitude about the game. Defensive linemen, we’re not supposed to be nice. We’re supposed to be mean, nasty, getting after th Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap e quarterback, and that’s what he does.”

10 Takeaways from the Ram Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey s 2018 Schedule Release

J.B. Long reveals his takeaways from the Rams 2018 regular seaso Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey n schedule.

The 2018 Los Angeles Rams regular season schedule is unveiled. Here are my 10 takeaways…



1) Five prime time games — with the opportunity to flex into the NFL maximum, six — is a testament to how challenging the Rams schedule will be, and ho Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap w highly regarded the defending NFC West champions are around the league.



2) The two home prime time games at the Coliseum are among the most anticipated on the entire NFL schedule. 

Hosting Minnesota and Kirk Cousins, who credits Sean McVay with his career, to open the Fox Thursday Night package is a tremendous honor in Week Four. Nice competitive perk that the Vikings have to travel two time zones on a short week. 

Then, welcoming the Eagles in the “NFC Game of the Year” on Sunday Night Football, a game we hope will have home field advantage implications for the playoffs.



3) Thursday Night Football is always tough, but the Rams win in two ways this season: They’re at home, and it’s very early in the season. Cannot ask for more from TNF.



4) The Black Hole will be revved up for Monday Night Football and Jon Gruden’s return. The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum in Week One will be as electrifying as any road environment on the schedule. What will the Raiders offense look like? There won’t be any (recent) film. However, there aren’t many NFL minds McVay knows better than Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olson. 



5) The Rams need to capitalize on a home-friendly start to the schedule. They don’t leave the state of CA in the first four weeks, including three straight home games. 



6) Similarly, they won’t go farther east than Denver until a Week Nine trip to New Orleans. Starting with that trip, the Rams then play five of their final eight away from Los Angeles.



7) For the first time since 2009, the Rams will play in Seattle **before** the month of December. That’s a welcome change.



8) About the only thing to balk at would be two separate stretches in which the Rams play three straight games away from LA. 

However, the first span is relatively mild: at Seattle, at Denver, at San Francisco. 

And the second stint away from home includes a very strategically-placed bye: Mexico City, BYE, at Detroit, at Chicago.



9) Speaking of Mexico City, the NFL did right by the Rams: They are home the week prior and on a bye the week after. That’s the best possible scenario for the International Series. 



10) I know many fans wanted a Thanksgiv Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey ing game against the Lions. However, we will be happy to be home for the holidays: Thanksgiving on a bye week, Christmas leading into the finale against the 49ers, and hopefully spendin Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap g the first week of the New Year scouting Wild Card games.

Rams to Host Chiefs on Monday N Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey ight Football in Mexico

The Los Angeles Rams w Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ill host a Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 19 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Rams will host a Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Nov. 19 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the team announced today. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. (Pacific Time) and will be televised by ESPN in the United States.

Monday Night Football will feature the Rams for the 60th time in the franchise’s history (27-32 overall record), with L.A.’s last appe Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap arance taking place during the 2016 season (at San Francisco, Week 1). The international contest also marks the Rams’ first regular-season game in Mexico and their first time ever facing the Chie Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey fs in a primetime matchup.

Los Angeles will announce the remainder of their 2018 schedule on Thursday, April 19 at 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). For more information, please contact a member of the Los Angeles Ram Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap s communications depart Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey ment. Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap 

Goff, Cooks will Establish Chemistry in Mitchell and Ness Throwback NFL Jersey Offseason Program

One significant benefit of bringing in WR Brandin Cooks in April is having him around to build a rapport with QB Jared Goff during the offseason program.

When the Rams acquired wide receiver Sammy Watkins in 2017, they completed the trade during training camp.

Watkins was certainly still effective last year, helping Los Angeles lead the league in scoring to the tune of 39 receptions for 593 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. But by Watkins’ own admission, arriving in Southern California in the middle of training camp likely set the wideout back in terms of learning and truly becoming comfortable with the offense.

That’s part of why having wide receiver Brandin Cooks  Mens 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey with the team for the start of the offseason pr Vintage 1968 Mitchell and Ness Joe Namath New York Jets Throwback Jersey Cheap ogram can have significant benefits down the road for L.A. The Rams, of course, traded for Cooks at the beginning of the month.

“I think it’s really important,” head coach Sean McVay said. “I think that rapport that exists between a quarterback, receivers, tight ends, and backs is really important. The more time they get to be comfortable and familiar with each other, I think the better that we’ll be served as an offense.”

L.A. may specifically see benefits when it comes to deep passes, which often require significant chemistry between quarterback and wide receiver.

“With some of those deep balls, those are always things that we’ll continue to work,” McVay said. “I thought there was a handful of instances last year where Sammy did draw some PIs, where maybe we didn’t connect on some things, so you still kind of get that same result.

“But if there is one thing that Brandin has done a nice job of specifically the last few years, it’s being able to go  Men’s 1994 Buffalo Bills 35th Anniversary Jim Kelly Mitchell and Ness Royal Blue Throwback Jersey get that deep ball,” McVay continued. “I thought the quarterbacks he’s played with have done an excellent job of giving him a chance, and putting them in the right location. Those are things that we’ll  Men’s 1994 Miami Dolphins 13 Dan Marino 75th Anniversary Aqua Authentic Throwback Jersey try to utilize moving forward.”

On Monday, quarterback Jared Goff said he was planning to throw with Cooks for the first time this week after watching film with him over the past weekend. He, too, recognizes the benefits of having Cooks around for the start Mitchell and Ness Dan Fouts Los Angeles Chargers Vintage 1984 Throwback Football Jersey Cheap  of the offseason program.

“It’s all rhythm. It’s all timing,” Goff said. “I think any time you can get this extra time with guys like that, especially, like you’re saying, the deep stuff, it can help. I look forward to working with him and I know he’s excited, and w Men’s 1985 Chicago Bears 34 Walter Payton Mitchell and Ness Authentic Throwback Navy Blue Jersey e’re both excited to get to work and see what we can do.”

Woo Los Angeles Angels Custom Jersey ds Ready to Build Off 2017 Success

After taking some much-needed time off, Robert Woods is ready to build off the Rams success in 2017.

Like most players around the league, Rams wide receiver Robert Woods was ready for a break after the 2017 season. 

“I feel like you have to,” Woods said recently. “It’s a long season, you put in the work. We made it to the playoffs, had a tough loss at the end. I mean, you think about it for a while.”

So the fifth-year pro took some much-needed time off, travelling to Miami with his fiancée and spending a few weeks away from the game.

“You’ve got to let it go and to refresh your mind, [so you] come back ready to work. Fresh mind, fresh legs, fresh year,” he said.

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But last week it was back to business. Woods got a head start to the team’s offseason program — which commenced on Monday — by meeting up with fellow teammates like wide receiver Cooper Kupp, tight end Tyler Higbee, and quarterback Jared Goff. The group worked out together at a local high school.

By putting in work early on, the USC product is hopeful the unit can pick up right where they left off last season.

“Last week, seeing the guy all together, you’re seeing everybody come together as a group,” he said. “For me, it looked like we didn’t miss a beat. I think it gives us an advantage just to come in already knowing some of the plays, so when we do get to OTAs it’s not like Day 1 for us. We already have a rhythm down, so we’re not starting back at ground zero.”

But not all of those present at offseason workouts are as familiar with the Rams scheme. During free agency, the club picked up wide receiver Brandin Cooks via trade, while bolstering the secondary with cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib.

The new duo in the secondary will provide a challenge for Woods and the rest of the team’s Personalized Angels Baseball Jersey  receivers during practice, something the wideout said he’s looking forward to.

“For us, we get to go against those guys every day,” he said. “We’re going to improve in our receiver room going against that kind of talent, going against guys who go after the ball and play throughout the whistle, play until the whistle is done.”

And while the heightened competition in practice will admittedly benefit the team long term, Woods understands that the Rams will need to take a one-day-at-a-time approach to the offseason — with the ultimate goal of building on the foundation set in 2017 and gearing up for training camp.

“It’s Day 1, there’s a lot of work to be done before the season. We’ve got a lot of new faces in the room, on the team. But same mindset, same goal — put in the work,” Woods said. “Right now, just get better each day, be ready physically and menta Custom Angels Jersey lly, grasp the offense, grasp the defen Men’s Authentic Customized Los Angeles Angels Alternate Red Baseball Jersey Cheap se.”

“Our thing is just compe Los Angeles Angels Custom Jersey ting,” he continued. “We love working. We love competing. Come August, you become a team then. Right now, we’re challenging, pushing, getting guys to be better.”

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Heading into his second season with HC Sean McVay, QB Jared Goff said he’s looking forward to mastering the offense the Rams were only learning at this time last year.

A year ago, quarterback Jared Goff entered his first offseason program under head coach Sean McVay eager to begin installing what he’d heard from others around the league was “a great offense.”

“From what I’ve heard, I’ve talked to quarterbacks around the league and coaches and what not, and I haven’t heard a bad word about it. So, I’m excited for it,” Goff said last April.

He also made a declaration that may have raised a few eyebrows at the time, but was actually prescient when he said, “I think I speak for the whole team — I think we’re a lot closer to where we want to be than people may think. We’ve got the players, we’ve got the talent, we’ve got all the pieces we need, really. It’s just about putting it together now. The coaches and the system we’re go Custom Angels Jersey ing to run is going to be the glue for everything we need.”

Twelve months and an NFC West division title later, there’s certainly a different feel for the Cal product, now heading into his third professional season.

“I really feel like this is truly my first real offseason. Last year was an offseason but there was so much transition going with the new staff and trying to learn the offense — not as much master it,” Goff said Monday. “This year that’s the goal — is to try to master it and continue to become, like [McVay] says, an extension of the coaching staff.”

McVay set out mastering the Rams’ systems as one of the key goal Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Los Angeles Angels Road Gray Baseball Jersey Sale s Lo Los Angeles Angels Custom Jersey s Angeles has for its offseason program. And one way to do that is to keep the offense as explosive as possible in 2018. The Rams finished in the top 10 in both passing plays of at least 20 yards (57) and at least 40 yards (13).

“We want to build off what we did last year,” Goff said. “Last year we did some good things offensively. I think it all started from this time last year where we had a little bit of a chip on our shoulder — people weren’t expecting us to do much. And now it’s kind of the other way around. And [we] have to keep that same work ethic and mentali Men’s Authentic Customized Los Angeles Angels Alternate Red Baseball Jersey Cheap ty of the underdog, or whatever you want to call it. Just keep working every day and don’t take anything for granted.”

While the addition of wide receiver Brandin Cooks will have a significant effect on Goff’s upcoming season, the quarterback said he feels like the three big-name defensive additions should be able to aid in his development as well.

“Hopefully those guys can help us win and help keep other teams to lower scores and ultimately help our offense. But I’m excited to see them out there,” Goff said. “I’m excited to get to work with them in practice, get to go against Marcus and Talib there a bunch and even Ndamukong up front. Just get a chance to pick their brains as much as I can and try to learn from them, and at the same time look to good competition.”

Rams Begin S Los Angeles Angels Custom Jersey econd Offseason Program with McVay

HC Sean McVay has set out two goals for Phase I of his second offseason program in Los Angeles: establish the culture and master the systems.

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While the Rams won’t start playing games for nearly five months, players were back in the team facility at Cal Lutheran to start the offseason program.

“It almost does feel like the first day of school,” McVay said. “I think as much as you enjoy watching tape and evaluating your scheme, what you realize and you appreciate so much — and I know I speak for all of our coaches when I say this — is the interaction with the players. Being around them, getting to teach, talk through different things, and talk about how we can be better than we were last year and that’s with [taking things] one day at a time.”

With the exception of defensive tackle Aaron Donald, all players on the Rams roster were present for the start of Phase I. The first of three parts of the offseason program, Phase I runs for two weeks and consists of strength and conditioning on-field work, as well as meetings with coaches.

Because this is Year 2 with the current coaching staff, McVay said his goals are understandably different for this part of the calendar.

“For us the two Phase One goals that we really had are going to be about establishing our culture and starting to master our systems,” McVay said. “[G]oing into Year 2 in our offense and our defense, we want to establish some continuity and take a little more ownership in terms of some of the details and things we can do at a better rate. That’s coaches and players, alike.

“And then with ‘Bones,’” McVay continued, referring to special teams coordinator John Fassel,  “we want to see those guys on special teams continue to play at the level that they have. They’ve had some continuity over the last handful of years. I thought you saw them do excellent things for us, s Men’s Authentic Customized Los Angeles Angels Alternate Red Baseball Jersey Cheap o really it’s about figuring out how can we establish our culture, and really master our systems in all three phases. That’s kind of what that’s exclusive to right now.”

And while the Rams undoubtedly created a strong, winning culture in 2017, McVay made it clear there’s work to be done in order for that to continue this season.

“I think it’s also figuring out what is the identity of this team and how can we start right now? Making sure that we’re making progress, making strides every single day, and just taking it one day at a time is really what our focus and concentration will be on,” McVay said. “Certainly, w Los Angeles Angels Custom Jersey e’re excited about the players that we do have on board and the guys that we’re going to be doing it with. But I think they would all share in kind of that feeling where we’re excited about it, we’re optimistic, but we know that it’s a process and that process is one day at a time.”

Part of that process will be integrating new players into the team’s already established systems. L.A. made headlines in acquiring cornerback Marcus Peters, cornerback Aqib Talib, defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Now they can receive playbooks and start building chemistry with coaches and teammates.

“I think we’re excited to get to know these guys, the guys that we don’t know. We’re excited to build on the relationships we’ve already established,” McVay said. “We’re excited to get to know Ndamukong Suh, we’re excited to get to know Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib and how they fit, Brandin Cooks and our offense.

“And then you end up adding a player like [cornerback] Sam Shields who had a really productive career in Green Bay and when he’s been available he’s been extremely good,” McVay continued. “Then you look at [linebacker] Ramik Wilson, so we’ve added six players in this offseason that we’re excited about getting to know them, seeing how they fit with our players. I know our core leaders and our veteran guys that have been in that locker room will do a great job kind of welcoming them with open arms.”

And even though the Rams has a taste of success last year, McVay seems to be harping on the point that it doesn’t mean much as everyone begins a new season 0- Personalized Angels Baseball Jersey 0.

“I think there’s a confidence that we were able to at least lay and establish a foundation. But I think what those players will also tell you is that what we did last year, really have to wipe the slate clean. We have to earn it every single day,” McVay said. “There’s a confidence that exists from having some previous experience where you were able to obtain a little bit of success.

“But this league is too competitive, the players are too good. You’ll get humbled very quickly if you kind of just rest on your laurels,” McVay added. “I think that’s the exciting thing for us is let’s focus on what we can do to evolve and improve every single day and make sure we’re just focusing on that one day at a time mindset and mentality to get better.”

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RB Todd Gurley had a memorable offseason in Los Angeles, but was ready to get back to work with the Rams on Monday.

Rams running back Todd Gurley had an eventful 2017.

Not only did he help the Rams reach the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade, but he also capped the season with a trip to the Pro Bowl, an All-Pro designation, and the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.

After such a busy season, one would think that the fourth-year pro would take some much-needed time off to rest up for another tough schedule ahead. But that was not the case for Gurley Men’s Authentic Customized Los Angeles Angels Alternate Red Baseball Jersey Cheap  — who capitalized on his exciting season with a just-as-memorable offseason in Los Angeles.

“You just want to take it in,” Gurley said Monday, at the start of the club’s offseason program. “I’m not going to be here forever. You definitely have to take advantage while you can and just be able to have fun [and] enjoy the offseason. The season is about handling your business; the offseason is about working out and enjoying yourself and time with family and friends.”

 Custom Angels Baseball Jersey And enjoy  Personalized Angels Baseball Jersey it he did.

In the span of the last few months, Gurley has had the opportunity to attend several major sporting events, tape an episode of Celebrity Family Feud, head north to the snow, and host his own football camp in North Carolina. But his favorite offseason activity was unique to L.A.

“Throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium,” he said. “The first pitch was cool. It was my first Dodger Game. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do. To be able to have that experience and do that in L.A., it was really cool.”

While Gurley’s time off may have ended, his excitement carried over to the start of the offseason program. The Rams’ front office made a concentrated effort this year to bring in big-name playmakers. And after a few months away from the game, Gurley said he was eager to get to work with his new teammates and begin building off of 2017.

“It’s super exciting. Obviously, just started Day 1 and it wasn’t too crazy,” Gurley said. “[But] coming off just making the pla Men’s Authentic Custom Stitched Los Angeles Angels Road Gray Baseball Jersey Sale yoffs for the first time in a while, you feel a lot more confident, and you know that the success is there. We know we’re in good hands, and all we have to do is get a little better than we were.”

In Their Own Words: Aqib Talib On Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Becoming a Los Angeles Ram

Find out why CB Aqib Talib chose the Rams to make a fresh start as he enters his 11th season in the league.

Los Angeles focused on revamping its secondary th Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey For Sale is offse Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange ason by bringing in cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. While Peters is still entering the peak of his NFL career — with just three seasons under his belt — Talib is headed towards what he referred to as the “later half of my career.”

At 32 years old, the Kansas product is entering his 11th season in the league, has five Pro Bowls to his name, and will be playing on his fifth NFL team. And as the active leader in interceptions (34) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (10), Talib had a few big-name suitors pursuing him this offseason.

 So, why the Rams for Talib? Why a fresh start in Los Angeles? Instead of trying to define the cornerback’s reasoning, therams.com decided to pose the question to Talib him Custom Orioles Jersey self.

With that in mind, here is Aqib Talib in his own words.

 On wanting to to be traded only to Los Angeles or to the Patriots:

“Well, I’m in the later half of my career and I just wanted to be comfortable. Wherever I went, I wanted to be comfortable and there was no time in the NFL where I was more comfortable playing football than with Wade Phillips. He’s like a guru at putting guys in position to succeed. So if I was going to go somewhere I wanted to be comfortable and I’m definitely comfortable here in L.A.

 On his relationship with defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips:

“He is a future Hall of Fame D-coordinator. So, anytime you get to share a meeting room with him everyday, you’re going to gain knowledge. He just taught me a lot about being a Pro, how to prepare for the game, and using my strengths on the field. That’s a huge part of the reason why I wanted to come play f Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey or him.”

 On his excitement to be a Los Angeles Ram:

“Man, I’m very excited just to be in L.A., the weather, just to be back with coach Wade and be with a nice team like this. This a great team, a great organization. So a competitive team to be a part of a competitive team and make this run towards the Super Bowl is a blessing.”

 On what the Rams are getting in Talib:

“I’m a smart player and I care about the game. It shows in my play. It shows in what I do at home. When you ask my family, I put time in, I put overtime in at home, I put the work in in the offseason. So, I care about the game and I think it shows in my play. Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap ”

 

 

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GM Le Customized Baltimore Orioles Jersey Cheap s Snead has made his share of deals since the beginning of the league year to improve L.A. And last week, he addressed the perception that the Rams are “all in” on 2018.

Since the start of the new league year on March 14, Los Angeles has officially added four dynamic players to its roster: cornerback Marcus Peters, cornerback Aqib Talib, defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Having done so, the Rams have in many ways created a perception th Custom Orioles Jersey at the club is “all in” on attempting to win a championship in 2018. Because each team’s goal is to hold the Lombardi Trophy at the end of season, there is some truth to that thought process. But according to general manager Les Snead, there’s more to it for L.A.

“I think simply put 2018 is important. We definitely want to repeat as NFC West Champions,” Snead said last week. “But … a lot of the players we have acquired are young and have evolved to be in the prime of their careers. We’d love to take advantage of that in not just ’18 but in ’19, ’20, ’21 and moving forward.”

Part of the reason Los Angeles was able to be so aggressive in this offseason is because quarterback Jared Goff has emerged as a strong starting quarterback after just two years in the league.

“Well I think we’re in a window where our quarterback, who was part of winning 11 games last year, [is] still on a rookie deal,” Snead said. “So, I do think as a general manager you do have to realize and be aware that your in that window and have an opportunity to maybe add some players — maybe one or two more than you would if you hadn’t not had to do the QB.”

That’s part of what has given the Rams the flexibility to add a player in free agency like Ndamukong Suh, who has proven his value throughout his career. And an Aqib Talib, who has familiarity and respect for defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

When it comes to these four players, though, Snead said even he didn’t necessarily envision acquiring each of them.

“I would say no,” Snead said. “I think when we first set out it was more a vision of OK, solidify, let’s call it, the defensive backfield — because at that time Lamarcus [Joyner] was a free agent, Trumaine Johnson was a free agent. So, you knew you had to solidify that. However that was going to play out and you knew that  Personalized Baltimore Orioles Jersey For Sale if you didn’t get one guy or the other, you were going to have to adjust and you had a plan for that.

“Now, again, the plan is usually unrestricted free agents who Women’s Personalized Stitched Any Name Any Number Baltimore Orioles Home White Jersey  you know are available or the draft,” Snead continued. “So as things evolve, get a call from Kansas City to see if you’re interested in Marcus Peters and then okay, that begins. And I think I’ve given the media credit for really Talib in that it was floating around that they may want to cut him for a QB, then they may want to trade him, so you kind of take advantage of that intel as it goes along.”

But even as Snead and the organization have been aggressive this offseason, the Rams have become a team that each of these players truly wants to join. In some ways, it’s fairly different that the franchise has become a kind of destination team.

“When we relocated out here, you take anything out other than Southern California and you did know that would be very appetizing for young professional athletes. So that speaks for itself — if you go out and there’s the weather, and the no humidity and all that,” Snead said. “But I do think, hey, starting with hiring a really young coach who was successful, as Brandin said, watching from afar, you go, ‘OK, that team has some unity, some chemistry, that seems like a good place to play in.’

“And I give the guys credit,” Snead added. “They vet, they talk to their friends who play in this league and they go, ‘OK, wait a minute, you really want to go play for, let’s call it, ‘not even just Sean McVay, but Wade Phillips, and all the guys in between.’”

And so as Los Angeles begins its second offseason program under McVay on Monday, there is an urgency to defend the NFC West title. And to go further in the postseason than the club did last year. But the Rams know there’s a process in order to do that, and it starts with taking thin Men’s Authentic Custom Baltimore Orioles Alternate Baseball Jersey Orange gs one day at a time.

“Yes, 2018 is important, ’19 is very important, and I think Sean and I have been saying the whole time that guess what? It’s ’18, but we’re still 11 wins behind the ’17 season,” Snead said. “So just because we’ve had, let’s call it, a flashy 2018 offseason, doesn’t mean we’re any better this year than we were last year. Because we’re 11 games behind last year’s team, but it’s up to us to start here in the next couple of weeks like we did last year and make sure we win 12 or more.”