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Mathieu: Why don't Rams win Super Bowl every year?

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Tyrann Mathieu looks at his division rivals in St. Louis and wonders why they aren't better.

"You look at those guys' roster, I don't know how these guys don't win the Super Bowl every year," Mathieu told Mike Florio Tuesday on ProFootballTalk Live.

Every game, all season

It's a fair question, but one with an easy answer. Kellen Clemens started the majority of games for the team at quarterback in 2013. Shaun Hill and Austin Davis split starts at quarterback in 2014. Former offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's gameplans and the team's rotating cast of midlevel starting wideouts also didn't help.

Those explanations apply to previous versions of the Rams. This version has fewer excuses following the trade for Nick Foles, the change at offensive coordinator, and years for general manager Les Snead to fix the offensive side of the ball.

When Mathieu talks talent, he's speaking about the outrageous amount of defensive riches: Aaron Donald, Chris Long, Robert Quinn, Michael Brockers, Alec Ogletree, and an underrated secondary form one of the most talented groups in the league. If not the most talented.

Early this season, the Rams offense hasn't shown much improvement. They scored 16 points combined against Washington and Pittsburgh, two teams that won't get comparisons to the '85 Bears on defense.

It's far too early to make any judgements about these Rams. But this Sunday's game in Arizona is a big one for them, and this is a big season for Snead and coach Jeff Fisher. Mathieu might not be the only one wondering why the team doesn't win more games if they can't get to the playoffs this season.

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