Michael Brockers says Rams have to be careful not to ‘buy into’ hype
It goes without saying that the Los Angeles Rams enjoyed quite the eventful offseason. As a result, they have emerged as a Super Bowl favorite going into the 2018 season. However, defensive tackle Michael Brockers is not buying into the hype.
During an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Brockers said the Rams must stay focused on the task at hand:
“We have to be careful not to buy into what the media is saying about us,” Brockers said. “A lot of people are picking us, but we have to focus on us — do our due diligence and like coach [McVay] says, ‘Every day we have to be better.’”
It is encouraging to see that one of the leaders on defense is making sure the team does not coast on high expectations. When you have a star-studded team like the Rams, competing for a championship is the expectation. However, talented units like this are often derailed by their own vanity.
It is difficult to not be enamored with all the acquisitions Los Angeles made this offseason. They managed to fortify the defense with the addition of defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh along with two All-Pro cornerbacks in Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters. They are also able to deal for wide receiver Brandin Cooks to help fill the void left by Sammy Watkins.
Meanwhile, Brockers will be doing his part to show why he is one of the best defensive stalwarts in the NFL. It appears his role will also be making sure that the team does not get lackadaisical at any point this season.