1 of the most unexciting Super Bowls in a long time is now in the publications, and shocker, the New England Patriots gained all over again. As our mate Daniel Houston so saltily pointed out on Twitter, the Cowboys have blown a 5- Lombardi guide around the Patriots, who now sign up for Pittsburgh as the only two franchises with 6 post-merger championships.
The paths of the two teams couldn’t be much more distinct, as New England is a equipment that continuously replaces cogs with less expensive items, and the Rams noticed their chance with a youthful quarterback and trade and purchased high-priced items to accomplish their standing as NFC champions.
And severely, in advance of you go and offer you a warm consider about whether or not or not Sean McVay has to eliminate his standing as a youthful-gun offensive genius due to the fact of how very well Monthly bill Belichick and defensive coordinator Brian Flores schemed to end him around the past two months, don’t forget this.
It is constantly a fools errand to judge any one primarily based off of Belichick.
There will be a good deal to dissect about how the entire 2018 campaign played out, but watching the activity, 3 critical takeaways jumped out as feasible narratives for the 2019 offseason.
The Rams didn’t get a lot going on offense, and we’ll touch on the passing activity portion of that a bit afterwards. This is not so a lot about what the output on the floor was for Los Angeles, but what they had to do. Todd Gurley obviously was not healthy through the past third of the season, missing the ultimate few games of the standard season and continuously staying in and out all through the playoffs. L.A. uncovered C.J. Anderson on the scrap heap and his bludgeoning design and style and a great month-moreover value of rest allowed him to bulldoze defenses that had used 4 months on the subject. With Gurley not able to sustain any rhythm, the Rams had an alternative to turn to to continue to keep making an attempt to operate.
On the flip side, for the Patriots it was a further does of jogging again committee. Positive, rookie Sony Michel rushed the most, 18 carries for 93 yards, but Rex Burkhead was closely concerned and third jogging again James White had 7 focuses in the activity (two carries, five targets).
The Cowboys are all Ezekiel Elliott, all the time. Pending totally free agent Rod Smith is awesome and all, but obtaining a further jogging risk may well be paramount to the Cowboys good results in their new offense. It’s possibly time we resign to the reality the club is not going to permit Dak Prescott use his legs much more frequently, as unhappy as it is to attain that summary. As this sort of, obtaining Elliott a correct compliment, and they can be had for cheap in economical or draft cash, seems important for 2019.