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Bonsignore: Rams coach Sean McVay makes the right call to rest starters against 49ers

By in Press Enterprise on December 28, 2017

By Vincent Bonsignore

What if I had told you at the beginning of the season the Rams would end the regular season as the NFC West division champions, earn a first-round home playoff game at the Coliseum, produce an MVP candidate in Todd Gurley, an NFL Defensive Player of the Year favorite in Aaron Donald, a Pro Bowl quarterback in Jared Goff and an NFL Coach of the Year candidate in Sean McVay?

If you’re a long-suffering Rams fan who just endured 13 straight non-winning seasons, the obvious immediate reaction would have been: Where do I sign up?

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Followed by a sheepish: “Hold up. So what’s the catch?”

You just knew that was coming, right? And there is one, as it turns out.

The trade-off for all of that happening — and as we all know now, it all has happened — is that the Rams would rest many of their starting players in their regular-season finale. It’s not quite mailing the game in or conceding defeat. But, well, you might want to lay off this one if you’re a betting person.

McVay let that cat out of the bag when he said he’d most likely rest his key players on Sunday when […]    

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