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Jared Goff named NFL’s Most Improved Player for 2017 | Rams Wire
It’s been a busy week for the Rams when it comes to awards for the 2017 season as yet another member of the team took home some hardware on Friday.
The Pro Football Writers of America announced that Jared Goff has been named the NFL’s Most Improved Player of the year. Keenan Allen was voted Comeback Player of the Year.
The PFWA has selected @Chargers WR Keenan Allen as the 2017 NFL Comeback Player of the Year and @RamsNFL QB Jared Goff as the 2017 NFL Most Improved Player.
— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 19, 2018
Goff had a tremendous 2017 season, throwing 28 touchdown passes and just seven interceptions. He amassed 3,804 yards and led the league with a rate of 12.9 yards per completion, finishing the year with a passer rating of 100.5.
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12 hours ago by rgl7194
Amanda Staveley: the unusual case of Newcastle United’s would-be-owner | David Conn | Football | The Guardian
Given this portrayal, it is striking that PCP Capital Partners LLP, Staveley’s UK-registered company, has no assets or employees.
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Gurley Named PFWA Offensive Player of the Year
After leading the league in yards from scrimmage, total touchdowns, and rushing touchdowns, running back Todd Gurley has been named Offensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.
Gurley had a tremendous season in his first year under head coach Sean McVay, accounting for 2,093 yards from scrimmage, 19 total touchdowns, and 13 rushing touchdowns. The Georgia product also finished No. 2 in yards rushing with 1,305. Gurley accomplished this all in just 15 games, as McVay elected to rest the running back in Week 17 with the Rams having already clinched the NFC West.
The running back has already received a number of accolades for his 2017 season. Gurley’s been voted to the Pro Bowl, named an AP first-team All-Pro, and named to the PFWA’s All-NFL team earlier this week. He is a likely candidate for AP Offensive Player of the Year and AP Most Valuable Player, both of which will be announced at NFL Honors on Feb. 3.
Gurley is the first Ram to be named PFWA Offensive Player of the Year since Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk in 2001, and the first running back to receive the honor since the Cowboys' DeMarco Murray in 2014.
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yesterday by rgl7194
Ranking the 4 worst moments of the Rams’ 2017 season | Rams Wire
No one could have seen the Rams’ remarkable 2017 season coming. They won 11 games and made the playoffs for the first time in 13 years, shocking everyone who doubted they could have success one season after going 4-12.
As fantastic as their campaign was, there were a few pitfalls. The Rams couldn’t control all of them, but here were their four worst moments in 2017.
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yesterday by rgl7194
Beside The Points For Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 | FiveThirtyEight
Best 2 minutes ever
With 2 minutes and five seconds to go in the fourth quarter, the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings had even chances of winning the NFC divisional playoff game. New Orleans had just scored a touchdown to take a 21-20 lead. What happened next was the stuff of legend: two field goals and a last second touchdown throw this one to Minnesota. The win probability swings were whiplash inducing: At 1:55 remaining, Minnesota had a 65 percent chance of winning; at 40 seconds left, New Orleans had a 66 percent chance; with 14 seconds to go, the Saints had a 96 percent chance; and with no time on the clock, Minnesota pulled it off. []
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yesterday by rgl7194
Eric Dickerson says Rams ‘panicked’ in playoff game vs. Falcons | Rams Wire
The Rams are just about two weeks removed from their disappointing playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons, but the conversations about that game haven’t stopped. It’ll be brought up all offseason after Los Angeles won 11 games and proved to be one of the best teams in the NFL. Although the Rams are built for future success, many questioned if they were ready for the spotlight this year.
Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson is among them, saying the Rams didn’t realize the magnitude of that showdown with the Falcons.
“When I watched that football game, I don’t think they understood the urgency of it – of playing in a playoff game,” Dickerson said this week. “Sometimes we got away from running Todd [Gurley]. Like in the playoff game, I think we got panicked in the sense that we fell behind.”
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yesterday by rgl7194
Sean McVay named PFWA Coach of the Year | Rams Wire
If he doesn’t have one already, Sean McVay should start building a trophy case in his house because it’s going to fill up fast.
The Pro Football Writers of America announced on Thursday that McVay has been voted NFL Coach of the Year for 2017.
The PFWA has selected @RamsNFL Sean McVay as NFL Coach of the Year, @Eagles VP Howie Roseman as NFL Executive of the Year and @Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur as NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.
— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 18, 2018
McVay is the third coach in franchise history to win the award, joining Dick Vermeil (1999) and Chuck Knox (1973).
There were a number of deserving candidates, from Mike Zimmer to Bill Belichick, but the work McVay did in his first season as the Rams’ head coach was remarkable. He led a historic turnaround, taking a team that went 4-12 in 2016 with the league’s worst offense to 11-5 and the NFL’s highest- scoring offense.
This bodes well for McVay’s chances to win AP Coach of the Year next month at the NFL Honors show. In each of the past eight seasons, the winner of PFWA Coach of the Year has gone on to win AP’s award.
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yesterday by rgl7194
Sean McVay of Los Angeles Rams named Coach of the Year by Pro Football Writers of America
LOS ANGELES -- Sean McVay, the youngest head coach in modern NFL history, was named Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America on Thursday, a testament to the Los Angeles Rams' stunning turnaround under his watch.
The Rams finished 11-5 in McVay's first season, winning their first division title since 2003 and becoming the first team in the Super Bowl era to go from last to first in scoring in consecutive years. McVay, who turns 32 next Wednesday, inherited a franchise coming off 10 consecutive losing seasons and led it to a plus-149 point differential.
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yesterday by rgl7194
Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay named PFWA coach of the year - Turf Show Times
Let the awards start rolling in!
When Sean McVay was hired just over a year ago, it was widely believed that he’d have some serious rebuilding to do on the offensive side of the ball. He immediately assembled a very well respected staff of coaches, but there was strong skepticism surrounding a quick turnaround for the Los Angeles Rams.
Fast forward a year and the Rams are division champions and owners of a 10-6 record - which led the Pro Football Writers Association to name McVay their coach of the year today.
Sean McVay Named @PFWAwriters Coach of the Year
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— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 18, 2018
While it’s not the ‘official’ award, it shows that McVay quickly earned respect after becoming the youngest head coach in modern NFL history. After enduring a Jeff Fisher regime not known for being friendly to the media (“kiss my ass”), McVay’s transparency was extremely refreshing.
He handled the Aaron Donald holdout with class was open and honest about his shortcomings - even if he stopped short of resolving some of them. It was a complete 180 from Jeff Fisher and the Rams responded extremely well to his leadership.
Great job coach.
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yesterday by rgl7194
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Ranking the 5 best moments of the Rams’ 2017 season | Rams Wire
The Rams shocked the world in 2017 by going 11-5 behind the league’s highest-scoring offense, a dramatic difference from their 32nd-ranked unit in 2016. Sean McVay, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley led the charge, but they were hardly the only contributors.
The Rams made spectacular plays in all three phases of the game, from offense to special teams. In addition to making great plays, the Rams also had some memorable moments.
Here were the five best from this past season.
Clinching NFC West with win vs. Titans
Despite being well above .500 for just about the entire season, it took the Rams until Week 16 to clinch the NFC West and a playoff berth. They did so by knocking off the Titans on the road 27-23, earning a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2004.
Jared Goff and Cooper Kupp made it happen in the fourth quarter when they hooked up for a 14-yard touchdown to give the Rams a four-point lead, which they wouldn’t relinquish. It was the first game-winning drive of Goff’s career, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.
.@JaredGoff16 with his 4th TD of the game!@CooperKupp for 6️⃣! #LAvsTEN
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) December 24, 2017
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2 days ago by rgl7194
Rams get seventh 2018 Pro Bowl selection in Jake McQuaide | Rams Wire
The Rams are sending another member of the team to Orlando for the 2018 Pro Bowl. Long snapper Jake McQuaide earned a spot on the NFC roster Wednesday after being selected by coach Sean Payton as a “need” player.
.@JakeMcQuaide is heading to the Pro Bowl!
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— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) January 17, 2018
McQuaide is the seventh member of the Rams to earn a Pro Bowl selection this season. Todd Gurley, Andrew Whitworth, Aaron Donald, Johnny Hekker, Greg Zuerlein and Pharoh Cooper are the others.
Hekker is clearly excited to have his fellow special teamer in Orlando with him later this month.
#Back2Back For one of the best in the business. Proud of all the hard work you do, bud.
See you in Orlando!
I’ll bring the sun screen.
— Johnny Hekker (@JHekker) January 17, 2018
It’s the second year in a row both players have made the Pro Bowl.
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2 days ago by rgl7194
Todd Gurley joins elite company with PFWA Offensive Player of the Year award | Rams Wire
Awards season has been a fun one for the Los Angeles Rams, from PFWA’s All-NFL Team to Todd Gurley being up for FedEx Ground Player of the Year. Several members of the team, led by Todd Gurley, will be up for major awards next month at the NFL Honors show.
Gurley didn’t have to wait until Feb. 3 to take home some hardware, though, as he was voted the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year by PFWA.
The PFWA has also selected @RamsNFL RB Todd Gurley (@TG3II) as Offensive Player of the Year and @Jaguars DE Calais Campbell (@Campbell93) as Defensive Player of the Year.
— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) January 17, 2018
He was well deserving of the award, leading the league in yards from scrimmage (2,093) and total touchdowns (19). Tom Brady, Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown were other contenders for the award, but Gurley’s resume was better than all three.
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2 days ago by rgl7194
Five Takeaways: 2017 L.A. Rams Season
The Rams underwent a major transformation in 2017, winning the NFC West with an 11-5 record in the club’s first year under head coach Sean McVay.
While Los Angeles’ playoff run ended earlier than the team expected, as McVay said last week, “you also don't want it to take away from a lot of the great things that our players and that our coaches were able to achieve.”
With that in mind, here are five takeaways from the Rams’ season.
1) From worst to first
The Rams’ offense went from paltry to prolific with a historic turnaround under the direction of McVay and his staff. Los Angeles became only the second team in NFL history to go from last to first in scoring from year to year, joining the 1965 49ers.
L.A. scored 478 points in 2017, more than doubling its output from 2016. At 29.9 points per game, the Rams scored 1.3 than the Patriots and Eagles, who tied for No. 2 at 28.6. Los Angeles finished No. 3 with 44.3 percent of its possessions ending in points, and No. 3 at scoring 2.26 points per drive.
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2 days ago by rgl7194
Rookie Recap: A Look at How the Rams 2017 Draft Class Performed this Season
With the the start of the new year, it’s important to look back on the season that was. And in 2017, the Rams draft class played a significant role in the club’s overall success. The following list describes how each member of the 2017 draft class performed in his rookie season: 
WR Cooper Kupp — Round 3, No. 69
The former Eastern Washington standout was one of the Rams most impressive rookies, and all-around receivers this season. From Week 1, Kupp established himself as a crisp route-runner who can make moves in open space. And although he did have a few key drops throughout the regular season, he bounced back well from adversity and was overall extremely productive. The wideout recorded 62 catches for 869 yards and five touchdowns — setting the franchise record for most receptions by a rookie in a single season.
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2 days ago by rgl7194
Rams WR Cooper Kupp named to PFWA All-Rookie Team | Rams Wire
The NFL gets an infusion of talent each year by way of the draft and that was no exception in 2017. There were a number of breakout stars from the first to the fifth round, whether it was Tre’Davious White or Alvin Kamara.
That certainly applied to the Rams, who drafted three impact players despite not having a first-round pick. They uncovered Cooper Kupp, John Johnson and Gerald Everett, all of whom look like starters for years to come.
Kupp, above all else, was the team’s best rookie, and he earned himself a spot on PFWA’s All-Rookie team for 2017.
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