Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Rams fans have a lot to be thankful for

It is easy for an emotional fan to point out the current negatives surrounding the team; such as the fact the Rams just lost two games in a row for the first time since the start of the season, or that the team has yet to win a road game (as the team prepares for a three game road trip). But overall, things could be a lot worse for the Rams at this point.

The most glaring positive that fans notice is the four wins. Even if the team does not win one more game for the rest of the season, then this year is still the most successful since 2006 (when the team went 8-8). And the truth is- this team is still in the hunt for the division; they could probably lose two more games and still be in the hunt. It also doesn't hurt their chances that the first place team (Seattle Seahawks) is a team that they have already beat convincingly.

Yes, things could be a lot worse. Instead of Billy Deveaney and Steve Spagnuolo, ownership could have screwed it up again, and put the fans through management similar to the Jay Zygmunt and Scott Linehan crisis; but instead, ownership did their due diligence, and they found a crew seemingly worthy of the task at hand. And of course... the team could still have Marc Bulger at quarterback. I'm sure the receivers are thankful that that's not the case.

The Rams kick off their road trip, and at least two of those games are very winnable for the Rams. The Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals are both 3-7 teams, and the more difficult task will come in the middle of those two games at New Orleans (7-3). The Rams then return home to take on Kansas City and San Francisco, and end the season at Quest Field against the Seahawks (possibly for the division title).

So count your blessings, and rest easy. There is still a lot of football to be played.   

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