There has been a significant amount of buzz and excitement surrounding the Los Angeles Rams in what has been highly active that saw them bring aboard many high-impact players to the mix. This has significantly raised the level of expectations for the franchise for the 2018 season where many have envisioned them being a serious Super Bowl contender.

Even with that noise around the team, All-Pro running back Todd Gurley has remained even-keel throughout it all stating during an interview on Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio on Saturday that the team isn’t even thinking about those lofty predictions with his eyes on helping the team prove it on the field first,

“We haven’t even really thought about that,” Gurley said during a Saturday visit to #PFTPM. “Everybody looks good on paper, but it doesn’t really mean anything if you can’t go out there and put your team in good position.”

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It is a keen approach that Gurley is taking mentally as the team will first have to show it on the field before they can take those expectations seriously. The front office has certainly added pieces to the puzzle that can help them reach those aspirations by upgrading their secondary with two Pro Bowl cornerbacks in Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib along with Sam Shields and bringing back Nickell Robey-Coleman.

Meanwhile, the team could possibly have one of the most potent 1-2 punches in the middle of their defensive line with reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald and offseason addition Ndamukong Suh. The front office also brought in a more than suitable replacement for wide receiver Sammy Watkins in Brandin Cooks. All of this has seemingly given the Rams the additional talent needed to take that next step.

It simply falls on their shoulders to take advantage of the situation in front of them to breakthrough with a highly successful 2018 campaign.