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This offseason, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Thursday, April 19th about your Los Angeles Rams:
NFL.com's 2018 General Manager Power Rankings
The NFL.com's Gregg Rosenthal is daring to do what many sports writers wouldn't for fear of losing potential league sources — ranking the top general managers and decision makers across the league. The list is based on each GM's body of work, including drafts, free agency, hirings, and any other avenues available to improve both the roster and organization.
Rosenthal did not rank any first-time decision makers hired since January 2017 like the Colts
Chris Ballard, the Bills' Brandon Beane, the Texans' Brian Gaine, the Packers' Brian Gutekunst, the Niners' John Lynch, or the Chiefs' Brett Veach.
But of the 26 general managers listed in Rosenthal's power rankings, Los Angeles' very own Les Snead came in at No. 9.
9) Les Snead, Rams
"If not for Howie Roseman, Snead would have deserved the Executive of the Year award last season. While that doesn't quite erase memories of Snead's slog of a five-year run with Jeff Fisher, it puts those struggles into context. When Snead arrived in 2012, St. Louis was coming off one of the worst stretches in NFL history, and he quickly upgraded the talent base. The core of last year's playoff team was acquired during the Fisher era, and Snead helped find the right coaches to make those players shine. The aggressive trades this offseason show a general manager unafraid to buck convention, raising title hopes without sacrificing the team's long-term goals."
**Sean McVay Wants Star-Studded Rams to 'Wipe the Slate Clean'
This week, ESPN.com's Alden Gonzalez is taking a look at second-year head coach Sean McVay's outlook for the 2018 offseason program.
In 2017, the Rams entered camp with the "We Not Me" slogan emblazoned on the walls of their facility and on each of their staff members' t-shirts. This year, however, coaches and players sported shirts carrying a simplified version of John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. And as Gonzalez notes in the article, the new message "encompasses the start of McVay's quest to convince his players that the hype isn't real."
Read the rest of Gonzalez’s full article to see how McVay and the Rams are approaching the 2018 season — one that has kicked off with some pretty high expectations for the organization.