THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — After the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the World Collection on Tuesday evening, Rams quarterback Jared Goff despatched textual content messages to outfielders Cody Bellinger and Joc Pederson to congratulate them on their title.
“‘It is your flip now,'” Goff stated.
After the Lakers gained a seventeenth NBA title earlier this month and the Dodgers gained the World Collection for the primary time since 1988 on Tuesday, the Rams are actually receiving the message that they are on the hook to hit a trifecta for L.A.
“@RamsNFL ……. you recognize what to do!” Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma tweeted after the Dodgers’ win.
“I imply that is the very first thing you hear is, all proper, now it is your flip,” stated Goff, who has led the Rams to a 5-2 file as they put together for a Week 8 matchup in opposition to the Miami Dolphins. “And I imply — we have talked as a staff since these two groups have carried out it, or I should not say as a staff, however as a bunch chat throughout the staff, these two groups have carried out it and now it is our flip. It is one thing that we would love to do.”
Rams coach Sean McVay stated the Lakers’ and Dodgers’ championships present a reminder concerning the expectations of L.A. followers.
“Simply seeing that for the town and the success, I do not know that you just’re any extra motivated to attempt to form of be on par with these groups,” McVay stated. “However you definitely wish to just remember to proceed to compete and produce at a excessive stage since you bought to be nice to be related right here on this metropolis and I feel that is superior.”
After McVay took over as coach in 2017, the Rams gained back-to-back division titles, clinched an NFC championship and appeared in Tremendous Bowl LIII, the place they misplaced 13-3 to the New England Patriots.
However final season, the Rams completed 9-7 and had been knocked out of the playoff race in Week 16, after they had been defeated by the San Francisco 49ers, who went on to lose within the Tremendous Bowl.
Goff cautioned about wanting too far forward, however expressed confidence when requested if this season’s staff — with standout defensive deal with Aaron Donald, cornerback Jalen Ramsey and receivers Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp — has the potential to make a Tremendous Bowl run.
“After all,” Goff stated. “We bought all of the items, we’re successful video games, we’re taking part in nicely on offense, protection and particular groups. We at all times imagine in ourselves and we have been there as soon as with a whole lot of the identical individuals and we all know get there. Simply bought to complete it off and hopefully that is the yr.”