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Random Ramsdom 12/23: Goff’s 180, Kupp’s impact, & McGinnis/Fisher’s delusion

Thanks to Dave McGinnis and Jeff Fisher, the Rams are headed towards the playoffs! Way to go, fellas!

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Practice Report: Rams prep for cold weather, division title | Rams’ Official Site

L.A. held a light practice on Friday morning, before it hits the road for Tennessee this afternoon. The Rams will take on the Titans on Sunday in a Christmas Eve showdown that could clinch the club’s first division title since 2003.

Opponent Breakdown: Mariota leads strong Titans’ offense | Rams’ Official Site

The Rams have faced two excellent, mobile quarterbacks in their last two games and are about to take on another one in Week 16.

Goff’s “complete 180” has Rams playoff-ready | NFL Network

Jared Goff is in the midst of one of the best non-injury turnarounds in the NFL.

Kupp proves he belongs as he strives for perfection | OC Register

There’s a quote that has always stuck with Cooper Kupp, one he first heard from his father, Craig, who learned it years before as a quarterback at Pacific Lutheran University.

Rams hope to top off season with NFC West Champion hats | OC Register

Sean McVay made sure to keep a hat. Matt LaFleur joked that he threw away all his old stuff. Todd Gurley said he doesn’t care about memorabilia, but that remains to be seen.

McGinnis says he, Fisher deserve credit for building Rams’ roster | CBS Sports

The Los Angeles Rams have undergone a remarkable transformation in the past year, going from a four-win team in 2016 to a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2017. For that, the Rams should thank Jeff Fisher and Dave McGinnis, according to Dave McGinnis.

Fisher says he left the team in “pretty good shape” | OC Register

Amid unsourced reports that he’s interested in returning to the NFL, former Rams coach Jeff Fisher did a radio interview Friday and defended, at length, his five-year tenure with the Rams.

Phillips thinks Donald should be the NFL MVP | Clutch Points

With the Rams on the verge of a clinching a playoff spot and making a case as legitimate Super Bowl title contender in the NFC, Los Angeles is getting some MVP buzz with Donald and running back Todd Gurley as potential candidates for the regular-season award.

Brown nominated for SI’s Most Valuable Performer award | Rams’ Official Site

Players have been submitting their talent auditions to be used in four qualifying rounds hosted on And this week, Rams right guard Jamon Brown is up for the honor.

Rams' scramble to replace NFL's best kicker yields day-time trader banking on break | ESPN

The Rams held two workouts for 12 kickers Wednesday, one at 8 a.m. and the other at 9:15. They each got 12 field goal attempts and five kickoffs, with Hekker holding every snap from a couple of experienced reinforcements. Fassel called it "more like a gong show than a workout."

3 reasons why McVay, not Pederson, should be Coach of the Year | Ramblin Fan

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay has had such an impact, he should be Coach of the Year, plain and simple.


Adam Schefter chats with Robert Woods about his recent success | ESPN

Is Aaron Donald thinking Super Bowl? | Rams News Now