Dante Fowler: Jags weren’t humble, Rams “keep the main thing the main thing”

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Dante Fowler came up with a huge play for the Rams in the NFC Championship Game when he hit Saints quarterback Drew Brees on a passing play in overtime and helped forced a poor throw that Rams safety John Johnson picked off to set up the game-winning field goal.

That kind of impact in the pass rush is what led the Rams to trade a pair of draft picks to Jacksonville to acquire Fowler before the trade deadline in October. Fowler wasn’t playing much in Jacksonville and told Robert Klemko of SI.com that he felt “like they gave up on me” after a torn ACL as a rookie and a July 2017 arrest.

Fowler also believes that the Jaguars thought too much of themselves after making the AFC title game last year. Fowler said “we weren’t humble” and that other teams were hungrier despite how close the Jags came last year. Fowler did not find the same was true of the Rams.

“I’m grateful to work with a group of guys like that,” Fowler said. “We have a lot of star power, guys with accolades, rings, Hall of Fame credentials, but these guys are humble and they put all that behind them. They keep the main thing the main thing.”

Fowler has played much more with the Rams than he did in Jacksonville and that bump as well as his production in the postseason — 1.5 sacks along with the key play against Brees — should serve him well once he hits free agency in March.

16 responses to “Dante Fowler: Jags weren’t humble, Rams “keep the main thing the main thing”

  1. “Fowler also believes that the Jaguars thought too much of themselves after making the AFC title game last year. Fowler said “we weren’t humble” and that other teams were hungrier despite how close the Jags came last year. Fowler did not find the same was true of the Rams.”
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    One slight problem. Rams never reached the NFC title game last year – in fact, they lost in the Wild Card round.

    Until next year, we won’t know how “humble” or hungry this Rams team will be after reaching deep into the post-season in 2018/19.

  2. A character issue player who craps all over his former team because he landed somewhere nice. Screw him. He’s the guy getting in fights with his own teammates but it’s always there fault. I wouldn’t pay him a cent to play for my team. Poor attitude. It was them them them them, not me me me me. Look in the mirror.

  3. Dude started out with bad luck with the torn acl in 1st practice…then was a real immature idiot at times.

    That being said – dude has shown explosiveness and big play capabilities in the times that I have watched him. Some team is gonna give him alot of $$.

    12 sack guy if not more in right situation.

  4. Honestly, I can’t get mad at him. He said exactly what I’ve been saying. This is coming from a Die-hard Jaguar fan. I’ve been with The Jaguars when everyone left them(us). Only thing is, I will call a spade a spade. I love my Jaguars more then plenty people in Jacksonville but I call it like it is. Jaguars got better for cheated in the AFC game but also lost it in the previous season and it showed. Don’t get mad at him telling the truth.

    …. True Diehard/Honest Jaguar Fan

  5. Word breaking that Goff is useless without McVay in his ear and if the Rams a are smart, they’ll snap the ball right at 15 second left on the play clock, taking away any ability he has to see how the D lines up to change the play.

    It’s why Goff was so confused vs the Saints early.

    Keep in mind, without that fake punt, the Rams aren’t even coming close to getting a spark on offense.

  6. He’s right about the Jags not being humble but he’s one to talk. The reason he wasn’t playing in Jax was because his pathetic attitude and lack of effort. Now all of a sudden he’s on a good team–they were good before him so it’s not like they are good because of him–he feels the need to talk trash about his former team. The Jags probably deserve it but Fowler is the last person to talk. He was playing for a big payday next year. Whoever gives him that big payday will regret it once they see his effort and attitude.

  7. This is the guy who coaxed two woman to fight it out in front of him just for a chance to continue to date him. He’s also the guy who roughed up a much older man who was bringing home groceries then stepped on his glasses. Garbage person.

  8. McVay has helped create a very healthy culture, where people with a reputation for bad attitudes (Suh, Peters, Fowler) are developing into solid teammates. Leaders like Donald & Gurley strongly reinforce the ethic that it´s about winning, about the team and teammates—not being a prima donna: “We not me.”

    Forget about the Xs & Os: teammates pulling together and giving it their all for each other has gotten the Rams to where they are—and will keep them competing for the Lombardi for a long time to come.

  9. His whole attitude was sulking after Yannick was drafted.
    Spotty in production and good at times…..but oMG what
    a self centered, testy with team mates type of guy.
    Throwing the guys groceries in a pond and stomping his glasses?
    What kind of human being does that?
    He’s trouble that will eventually resurface….I’ll be surprised if
    he makes it to next season without an incident.

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