Aqib Talib excited about the Rams’ confidence level

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Cornerback Aqib Talib played for three different franchises that reached varying levels of success over his first 10 NFL seasons and those experiences have left him with some thoughts about what a team needs in order to have a winning season.

Talib is now on his fourth team after being traded to the Rams this offseason and he believes head coach Sean McVay has set the foundation for that kind of year in Los Angeles.

“The thing that excites me about this team is the confidence and the work ethic that’s in that building,” Talib said, via Robert Klemko of “It starts with McVay. You can tell the work he puts in because he knows everything. He knows the whole defense and the whole offense. I think that confidence breeds success. All the successful teams I’ve been on have had great, hard-working offseasons and a super confident bunch of guys.”

There can be a fine line between confidence and overconfidence, something Talib’s teammate Michael Brockers referenced while cautioning his teammates not to fall into the hype that’s followed last year’s division title and this offseason’s moves for Talib, Marcus Peters, Ndamukong Suh and Brandin Cooks. It seems Talib believes the Rams are right where they need to be with training camp about to start.

29 responses to “Aqib Talib excited about the Rams’ confidence level

  1. Rams look strong heading into the season. They have boatloads of talent.

  2. An an Eagles fan, hard not to be worried that this team being Champ killers this year. Filthy defense if they get Donald signed and into camp on time.

  3. I am confident this guy IS dumb enough to shoot his own leg.
    Paper tigers don’t usually win SBs.

  4. thesmartest1 says:
    July 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    Yeah. They gonna be be good this year. I’m just not sure some are deserving of it. Talib? Suh? Peters?
    If you’re contributing on a good team that makes the playoffs then you deserve it. This isn’t the Boyscouts of America.

  5. I think the Rams have a lot of talent. Do they have chemistry? That remains to be seen. Right now, they have signed some good players who like to start their sentences with “I” and not “we”.

  6. On paper the Rams may be one of the toughest teams in the NFL. Let’s see how they do when they play the games….

  7. They will fold and bicker quicker then a cheap suit once any real adversity sets in.

  8. NFC west is overrated. Rams will be life and death for 9 wins and Jalen Ramsey was Correct about Garrapolo.

    Great players don’t make a great team. Philly and Vikings have that, Rams are a house of cards.This is it for the Rams players, come 2019 a lot of free agents.

  9. It all depends on which players actually “show up” every week without taking a game “off”. In college the kids actually try every game.. Even though the effort doesn’t always result in a win. Not so much in the pros. Consistent effort would be nice occasionally.

  10. Rams have enormous expectations after last seasons thumping of teams. Lets see what McVay is made up with crosshairs pointed on your team. Maybe teams will stack the box and make Gurley look like 2015 Gurley making Goff rely on Cookie and theirnother a pats fan eventually the sky will fall but for now we are good. With the fans having not had these expectations in YEARS I’ll be fair and say the regress to 9-7…GO GET EM JIMMY G

  11. Talib is a shell of his former self. He can still act a fool though. It’ll be a competition between him and Peters for game suspensions.

  12. the most over looked team in the NFL. they could win the superbowl. it’s all on Goff now. Their defense will be top 3.

    Also, how did this guy avoid ANY punishment for shooting himself????????????????????

    I think the NFL has some John Elway favoritism.

  13. On a side note, Talib is also excited by shiny objects and things that spin…..

  14. Also, how did this guy avoid ANY punishment for shooting himself????????????????????
    No laws were broken.

  15. Rams vs Patriots is a likely Super Bowl, but Green Bay will surely give them a run for their money. I personally would love to see a Pats/GB re-match. Brady vs Rodgers.

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