In case you didn’t already know, the Rams were more prepared to win on Sunday than the Seattle Seahawks. If you needed any reassurance about that, take it from Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who admitted after the game that the Rams “wanted it more” during L.A.’s 30-13 trouncing of Seattle in Week 1.
Smith said that the Rams “were playing harder” and his sentiment was echoed by Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf after the game, also saying that the Rams wanted to win more than Seattle did.
This ain’t good: Geno Smith said the Rams “wanted it more” than his #Seahawks— Gregg Bell (@gbellseattle) September 11, 2023
“It just looked like they were playing harder.”
Asked if if this should, thus, be a wake-up call. His answer:@thenewstribune pic.twitter.com/9UuW3MaBSN
Geno Smith had his worst start since taking over as the replacement for Russell Wilson, going 16-of-26 for 112 yards. He had fewer passing yards than Rams receivers Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell had receiving yards, with each gaining 119 through the air on passes from Matthew Stafford.
Not many people were expecting the Rams to win, but the Rams were expecting the Rams to win. And they did 30-13. Just ask the Seahawks: L.A. wanted it more.