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TNG
Jan 4, 2001



As a fan of a team that hasn't been very good in a long time, I find that it's best to try and come up with some *realistic* goals that I'd like my team to reach in the coming season. As a Rams fan, I know that the playoffs are kind of a long shot(impossibility), especially since even the Cardinals seemed to have passed us in terms of "respectable football team" long ago. But either way I think having some manageable expectations will lead to an all around more enjoyable season.

1)Sam Bradford plays all 16 games

Sad to say, but Sam Bradford is the reason I became a Rams fan. I am a big Oklahoma fan, so I really wanted to see him do well in the Pros. That hasn't....exactly materialized but I've grown to enjoy other aspects of this dumb team. Either way, Bradford has missed significant time for one reason or another, and I think that one of the keys for considering this a good season is if he actually has a full goddamn season for once. Good or bad, just finish all 16 games you chipmunk bastard.

2)Splitting with the 49ers

I think the worse part of the last 5 years is the resurgence of the 49ers. They went from being an absolute embarrassment to playing for a NFC or NFL championship every season. The fact that the Rams have been wallowing in being terrible to mediocre in the same time frame really rubs it in. I enjoy seeing Harbaugh melt down as he, like Tantalus, draws close but can never drink, but I know the 49ers are probably going to finish much better than the Rams either way. That said, I would like at least one victory over them. Jeff Fisher can do it!...sorta.

3)Leading the NFL in sacks

One of the disappointing things about the 2013 season, other than loving 7-9 again, was that sacks were really down as a whole for the team. Robert Quinn really came on, but everyone else sort of slumped down to mediocrity. I think one of the few enjoyable parts about watching the Rams play week to week is the dominating performance of the D-Line. With the addition of Aaron Donald in the draft, as well as Quinn being in his prime, I really hope the defense gets back to 2012 levels of production.

So what are your bare minimum goals for a successful season for your team? Join me in resigning yourself to mediocrity, feeling like they tried their best, and thinking they looked really sharp in those uniforms.

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wheez the roux
Aug 2, 2004

the agony
and the ecstasy


repeat lombardi 2nd russell wilson sb ring hail satan

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004


Beat the loving packers.

McCown completely outplays Cutler, destroying the telecommunications equipment at angry Chicago mustache sausage radio headquarters.

hughesta
Jun 12, 2012

i know its super duper kooper
cool like up the bitches snitches

Sweep the loving Packers.
edit: holy poo poo

Blitz7x
Sep 19, 2007

His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a fondness for trailer trash


Derek Carr doesn't play a snap unless its at the end of a blowout win
8 Wins. (Unlikely, but it is a goal)
DJ Hayden and Menelik Watson HAVE to contribute.

korrandark
Jan 5, 2009


Win a loving playoff game.

computer parts
Nov 18, 2010

A homeless person was out on the street, looked up at me and said, "Draft Manziel." Just like that.

And that convinced me, that the Cleveland Browns' fans wanted Manziel.

Have a winning season.

(This can go to Lions or Browns)

Ehud
Sep 19, 2003

I AM A MIAMI DOLPHIN
I AM A WARRIOR AND A
MEMBER OF AN
UNBEATABLE TEAM


I hope we go roughly .500 and miss the playoffs due to some close, flukey losses and poor coaching.

The Puppy Bowl
Jan 31, 2013

Footbawwww at it's finest.

Super Bowl- Your team winning the Super Bowl is very fun and I highly recommend it to everybody.

Joe Flacco Throws for Over 4000 yards- It's never happened in his whole career likely due to Cam Cameron and terrible surrounding pieces but at this point it's just a little ridiculous. Ideally he could top 4500 in 2014 but 4000 is needed for me to not hate our lovely offense.

Marlon Brown becomes next Marques Colston- very similar playing style as Brown is a long guy that plays more like a slot receiver but can still be a solid red zone threat. Led the team in touchdowns as a rookie and I wouldn't be shocked if he did so again this year. It would be nice to have effective receivers on the Ravens as the one 4 week stretch that happened in the past 15 years we won a Super Bowl.

C.J. Mosely begins HoF Career- I'd like to see a Luke Kuechly or Bobby Wagner like rookie season because those would be the minimum requirements to keep his selection from being a lovely, stupid, no good, very bad pick.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010


Go .500 or better, which hasn't happened the season after any of the last 4 times KC went to the playoffs.

Just like, let me imagine it's a solid team for two years in a row.

ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


1. Sweep the loving Raiders.

2. Split with the Broncos

3. Have a top half of the league defense

4. Rivers keeps the turnovers (INT + Fumbles) to under 13.

Blitz7x
Sep 19, 2007

His face is weather beaten.
He wears a hooded sash,
With a silver hat about his head,
And a fondness for trailer trash


ROSS MY SALAD posted:

1. Sweep the loving Raiders.

He said realistic goals

ROSS MY SALAD
Feb 22, 2007

X-Thames got the defense on lock.


Blitz7x posted:

He said realistic goals


Waroduce
Aug 5, 2008

Arbeit macht fit

I sincerely loving hope Ryan Tannehill learns2throw a deep ball with anything close to resembling consistent placement

swickles
Aug 21, 2006

I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just some QB that I used to know


I hope the combined futility of Gators and Dolphins football doesn't drive Ehud to suicide.

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001



Waroduce posted:

I sincerely loving hope Ryan Tannehill learns2throw a deep ball with anything close to resembling consistent placement

I too hope tannehill throws more often but with opposite results.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012



Have the Browns start looking for #22

Darth Brooks
Jan 15, 2005

I'm only a crimefighter doing his best, stumbling into the night.


Vikings:

Cassel plays decently, Bridgewater learns. The potential to punish defenses that focus on Adrian Peterson gives him enough space to be effective. Yankey starts at guard mid way into the season. The defense improves as time goes on and the team becomes very difficult to beat. They get into the playoffs and win a couple. That happens and I'll be happy. Actually "The team improves as the season goes along" will be good enough. Oh, and Christian Ponder never takes a snap.

Coldforge
Oct 29, 2002

All of this happened because I pretended to be something I am not.

Am I supposed to be an animal now? Or am I supposed to be myself?

49ers new WR corps helps Kap take that next step; offense opens up.

Justin Smith and Frank Gore last one more season.

Super Bowl (win).

commy gun
Apr 5, 2009



RG3 doesn't get hurt and progresses in the new offense.

Stop laughing.

zimbomonkey
Jul 15, 2008

Tattoos? On MY black quarterback?


1) Kelvin Benjamin be good. Please be good.
2) Somehow win the division again. Not likely, but always possible. It would be cool to be the first team in the NFCS to repeat.

Kalli
Jun 2, 2001

To all my critics, you get paid to be negative.


Continue being the boot stomping on the face of the rest of the AFC East forever.

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012



Kalli posted:

Continue being the boot stomping on the face of the rest of the AFC East forever.

As long as you eat it in the post season you go right ahead

Ehud
Sep 19, 2003

I AM A MIAMI DOLPHIN
I AM A WARRIOR AND A
MEMBER OF AN
UNBEATABLE TEAM


swickles posted:

I hope the combined futility of Gators and Dolphins football doesn't drive Ehud to suicide.

thanks bro

Kalli posted:

Continue being the boot stomping on the face of the rest of the AFC East forever.

we're gonna sweep the pats this year and I'm going to drive by your house doing donuts in your lawn while I blast this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-2RGFNyaGU

Burginator
Sep 10, 2007

It's far more dangerous than it looks


Darth Brooks posted:

Vikings:

Cassel plays decently, Bridgewater learns. The potential to punish defenses that focus on Adrian Peterson gives him enough space to be effective. Yankey starts at guard mid way into the season. The defense improves as time goes on and the team becomes very difficult to beat. They get into the playoffs and win a couple. That happens and I'll be happy. Actually "The team improves as the season goes along" will be good enough. Oh, and Christian Ponder never takes a snap.

The last bit is by far the most important. gently caress Christian Ponder. Amen.

Abugadu
Jul 11, 2004

1st Sgt. Matthews and the men have Fashioned for me a cummerbund for my aptitude as a scuffler. i am Honored.

Packers: keep more than 75% of the starters off IR.

sweet thursday
Sep 16, 2012



Maximum chaos but Denver wins the Super Bowl

Mel Mudkiper
Jan 19, 2012



Ehud posted:


we're gonna sweep the pats this year and I'm going to drive by your house doing donuts in your lawn while I blast this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-2RGFNyaGU

that is a serious contender with the 76ers fight song for best sports anthem I have ever heard

Tatum Girlparts
Sep 8, 2011

More like Tantrum Girlparts!
I can't be smug if I never stop whining.



Dear Texans:

Just....just stop loving up literally everything?

wheez the roux
Aug 2, 2004

the agony
and the ecstasy


sweet thursday posted:

Maximum chaos but Denver wins the Super Bowl

I respected you. I thought we were bros. smdh

momtartin
Jul 22, 2007
Not to be confused with poptartin

Browns:
- Have more than 4 wins
- Split a series with the Steelers or Ravens (both ideally)
- Have the same starting QB stay the same for at least 8 games
- Don't have more than 2 starting QB's in the 2014 season

I fully realize that none of these may come true either, which is depressing

Sour Diesel
Jan 30, 2010

Can you int with all the colors of the wind?


The Puppy Bowl posted:

Super Bowl- Your team winning the Super Bowl is very fun and I highly recommend it to everybody.

Joe Flacco Throws for Over 4000 yards- It's never happened in his whole career likely due to Cam Cameron and terrible surrounding pieces but at this point it's just a little ridiculous. Ideally he could top 4500 in 2014 but 4000 is needed for me to not hate our lovely offense.

He got close in 2012! He would've had it if he didn't sit week 17.

But yea pretty much the 4k yards thing is the only thing I'm hoping for. We have a real OC so he's got a shot!

The Puppy Bowl
Jan 31, 2013

Footbawwww at it's finest.

If left in that game he probably would have thrown an extra 182 to land at 3,999 for the year. At this point I figure he throws under 4k for the next three years and then throws over 5,000 after that.

Raku
Nov 7, 2012

What's the matter!? Did you catch a bug!?


Suh kills Manziel in the very first play

Eifert Posting
Mar 31, 2007

Atkins Diet


Big Ol Marsh Pussy
Jan 7, 2007

this is an empty country
and i am the king
and i should not be allowed
to touch anything



this + andy dalton shatters all passing records

swickles
Aug 21, 2006

I guess that I don't need that though
Now you're just some QB that I used to know


Raku posted:

Suh kills Manziel in the very first play

Sorry, that honor is going to Timmons since the Steelers play the Browns to open the season. There is a chance its Troy or Worlids too.

Dirtanium
Aug 3, 2007


For the Browns, 3 wins from the AFC North would be cool. Or, having the pick we got from Buffalo come before our own.

Korranus
Jan 8, 2001



The Texans don't draft first

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Lessail
Apr 1, 2011

boo

Kaepernick No More: I don't want the team to face the 49ers, but if they do I want them to not give Kaep another personal best game. Or maybe I do so he gets paid. Hmmmmmmmmm

Good D: Since good defenses are all the rage nowadays, I would like the team to have one. That'd be cool I think.

Consistent Lacy: I would like it if Lacy doesn't regress too much!

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