There is no excuse. There is no justification. There is no logic. It doesn’t matter.
The Los Angeles Rams lost to the Miami Dolphins today despite heading into the fourth quarter nursing a 10-0 lead.
It doesn’t matter.
It doesn’t matter that rookie Jared Goff never turned the ball over. They never even asked him to throw the ball more than 20 yards downfield until the Rams were in desperation mode on their final possession.
It doesn’t matter that the Rams found two nice runs for Todd Gurley in the first quarter totaling 42 yards and a touchdown. The other 18 went for 27 yards.
It doesn’t matter that the defense kept the Dolphins’ offense in check for three and a half quarters. They found a way to give up touchdowns on the Dolphins’ final two possessions.
It doesn’t matter that Head Coach Jeff Fisher or Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras or whoever they want to use as a scapegoat called for a field goal instead of going for it on 4th and 1 halfway through the final quarter. The field goal would have forced the Dolphins to score the two touchdowns they did anyway. And if we learned anything from the end of the first half against the Detroit Lions, gaining 1 yard on 4th and 1 is no easy task for these Rams.
No, it doesn’t matter. This is Fisherball, and you get what you get.
What matters is you paid attention. What matters is that you spend money.
What matters is that you keep the levers of this franchise churning, you fund the entire operation to ensure that Owner Stan Kroenke can see the value of his investment grow. That Fisher can make millions to provide eternal #7and9bullshit.
What matters is what has always mattered to this franchise since Stan Kroenke took over: the jack.
The Rams traded up to take QB Jared Goff with the first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft.
Today, it didn’t matter. And it will continue not to matter.
And you’ll be there. Watching. Paying. Waiting. And hoping.
And that’s exactly where the Rams want you to be.