Rams receiver Cooper Kupp claims ‘standards’ haven’t changed in L.A.
Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp claims the standards haven’t changed for the Rams, despite all the key departures this offseason.
In a recent appearance on the Rams Revealed podcast, Kupp spoke out about the Rams’ expectations this upcoming season. ( H/T TheRams.com):
“Our expectations haven’t changed; our standards haven’t changed. If anything, they’re continuing to elevate … We judge ourselves within the walls we go to work in … Any narrative that can be created outside of those walls doesn’t matter to us.”
Just a year ago, the Los Angeles was reigning atop the NFC and were favorites to return to the Super Bowl. However, they had a disappointing 2019 season, going 9-7 and finishing third in the NFC West. Their offense failed to reach peak efficiency as they eventually missed the playoffs for the first time in two years.
Following their disappointing 2019 season, the Rams had several key departures this offseason, such as Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Dante Fowler, Cory Littleton, Greg Zuerlein, Eric Weddle and Clay Matthews.
However, their offseason wasn’t a total disappointment; they were able to re-sign Andrew Whitworth and Michael Brockers. Nevertheless, this upcoming season, the Los Angeles team isn’t seen as favorites, and will be one of the underdogs in their division.
Based on Kupp’s quote, he obviously doesn’t think those key departures will affect the Rams. This past season, Kupp was one of their best receivers, recording 94 receptions for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 26-year-old will certainly need to have another career year in 2020 to give the Rams a shot at making the playoffs.