Cooper Kupp: Outside narratives don’t matter to us

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It’s been an offseason of goodbyes for the Rams.

Players like Todd Gurley, Brandin Cooks, Dante Fowler, Cory Littleton, Greg Zuerlein, Nickell Robey-Coleman and Clay Matthews have moved on since the end of a disappointing 2019 season and the Rams will look very different from the team that head coach Sean McVay piloted to the playoffs in his first two seasons on the job.

In the view of some outside of the organization, the departures haven’t been offset by enough additions for the Rams to mount a challenge in what looks like a deep NFC West this season. Wide receiver Cooper Kupp said that the changes to the roster haven’t done anything to alter the internal view, however.

“Our expectations haven’t changed; our standards haven’t changed. If anything, they’re continuing to elevate,” Kupp said, via the team’s website. “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.”

McVay made similar comments earlier this week and every season sees teams that have been undervalued in the offseason outpace those expectations on the field. If the Rams can follow suit, it will be another feather in McVay’s cap after a step backward last year.

3 responses to “Cooper Kupp: Outside narratives don’t matter to us

  1. Had a talented roster but now they have over paid their average QB and won’t be able the afford the supporting cast needed. This wasn’t a coach who was so much smarter than everyone else, it was a talented roster and it has peeked. McVay will be on the hot seat in a year or two.

  2. I don’t see how the Rams could win anything with the Seahawks in the middle of their dynasty.

  3. The majority continues to be clueless about the Rams. Their 8th ranked offense is improved by moving on from Gurley and Cooks, and getting three injured OL back. They have a tough schedule, but I expect them to win 10 games.

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