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Turf Show Radio S9E9: Week One Recap, Week Two Preview

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Week one is in the books. Misone and 3k cover everything about the Rams’ hot start atop the NFC West standings.

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

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Wuz uuuuuuuuuuuuup!?!?

That's how every Los Angeles Rams fan probably entered work Monday morning after watching the Rams dominate the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. On this week’s show, Joe (@3k_) and I (@MightyOrMisone) discuss the 46-9 thumping and highlight all the keys to the game.

We start off discussing Rams QB Jared Goff. Goff had easily his best game of his career, and in all actuality he had a better game than the bulk of QB's that played week one of the 2017 season. We covered what he looked good doing, things that could use some work, and his poise in the pocket.

Anytime you talk Goff you have to follow that up with offensive line play and receiver, right? Well it doesn't matter if that's right because that's what we did. We reviewed the line play and talked about OG Jamon Brown grading out by PFF as the best offensive linemen in the game. Who saw that coming? It's also mentioned; is this line that greatly improved, or was the Colts pass rush just that bad? So many questions so little time, but we got to them all.

When going over the receiver play, I mention how terrible rookie WR Cooper Kupp looked. That drop was atrocious and mind boggling. We need a third round redo...BEING TOTALLY SERIOUS. New addition WR Sammy Watkins looked really good to have only been around for a month. He went a perfect five-for-five on his targets for 58 yards. Goff did an amazing job trusting his receivers on numerous throws

Joe and I sat on different ends the table in regards to Goff really pushing the ball down field. Joe says he didn't push it enough and didn't throw into enough tight windows. I on the other hand say he went six-for-seven on throws over 15 yards and made quite a few tight window throws, and he didn't even throw the ball 30 times making it a lot on that scale. It made for an interesting discussion but lead perfectly into the next topic.

How did HC Sean McVay fare?

McVay came out guns blazing. Joe makes the excellent point that he still hasn't had a moment where you say, oh yeah, he is a rookie head coach. His poise and composure as well, as his knowledge of the game and play calling, has really shined bright so far through the preseason and week one. And he's rumored to have played a key role in the return of All-Pro DT Aaron Donald.

We then look ahead to some amazing opportunities for the Rams and their rookie HC as the schedule stiffens quite a bit compared to week one. Rams fans should find out sooner than later what kind of team they're dealing with this year.

An interesting fact filled show with lots of excitement and caution, but even more fun. Tune in as we go over a lot in this hour. And you definitely will not want to miss the discussion on RB Todd Gurley and why two-year olds with Gatorade and laptops are always a recipe for failure.