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Bonsignore: Self-assured Rams shrug off criticism from Chris Simms

By in Press Enterprise on December 2, 2017

By Vincent Bonsignore

PHOENIX — It was bound to happen the bright lights and big stage of Los Angeles would hoist the Rams onto a whole new level of attention and scrutiny – misguided as it sometimes might be. But it was telling the collective shrug and chuckle from L.A.’s newest darlings when Phil Simms’ kid tried to throw shade on them for how Sean McVay and Jared Goff are utilizing their allotted pre-snap communication window.

All good, is what their reaction screamed, just part of being one of the hottest teams in the NFL and playing in the entertainment capitol of the world. No sense sweating it. Just laugh it off and roll with it.

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It was a stunning display of self awareness and acceptance of the much brighter spotlight the Rams now perform under. That they are acting the part so comfortably of a big-time team playing on a big-time stage might be the biggest surprise of all.

It wasn’t so long ago they were an NFL afterthought playing in St. Louis, piling up one losing season after another while fading further and further off the grid.

Their first year in Los Angeles offered much of the same, with the 4-12 record and hideous football they offered up making Angelenos wince and say: “We waited 22 years for this?”

Now look at them, sporting a splashy 8-3 record going into Sunday’s game against the Cardinals behind a hotshot young quarterback and coach and one of the most explosive offenses in the league.

Talk about overnight success stories.

Thing is, they look and act like a team that’s been here for years. The way they casually react to big […]    

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