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    Believe it or not...

    Im actually still encouraged about this team after this loss...

    We have an elite defense folks, whether you agree with me or not, thats what i see, i relentless, motor always moving, defense. and without the defensive TD or Salas' fumble, this game would have had a very different outcome.

    We saw a huge decrease in dropped passes tonight, we look like we have 2 legit starters at WR, yes i know, its against the giants banged up secondary, but still, how can you not be encouraged?

    The offensive line did a pretty decent job at protecting SB tonight, he got sacked a few times but a couple of those were because no one was open, or rookie mistakes (Kendrick's not going in motion)

    The one thing that really hurt tonight was the redzone inefficiency, when you have the ball on the one yard line, just try to punch it in on the first play behind your newly signed "run specialist" guard...

    add a few phantom calls in the Giants favor (which were total BS btw) and this game is a much closer game. Someone on this board (idr who) said they just wanted to see an elite game out of Sam Bradford, well you got it, and many more to come.

    So take a deep breath folks, we didnt expect to come out of our first 7 games with many wins, but there will be many wins in the 2nd half of the season, you can count on that.

    As always, GO RAMS!

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    Re: Believe it or not...

    Thats true. And while I wouldn't call it elite, I would say its a very stable, stiff defense that gets better and better with momentum. If we had an elite defense, we would not give up 3rd and 18's or any 3rd and long for that matter, so easily and considerably less often. Our CB's would have more picks, the defense would give up less points, and be stiffer in the clutch.

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    Re: Believe it or not...

    okay, maybe elite is an overstatement, but no defense is perfect, every D is gonna give up some of those 3rd and 18's, you just have to limit them.
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    Re: Believe it or not...

    I think our defense should give us a chance to win most weeks, but that does not equal an elite defense. I agree, I don't think the sky is falling. The reasons why we lost the game are fixable and were not talent issues. Lets fix those issue and come out fired up against the Ravens.

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    Re: Believe it or not...

    We might have an elite defense...except for the defensive backs, which are a huge liability. The defensive line and starting linebackers stuffed the run and kept the pressure on, but the play of Justin King and Al Harris was not encouraging. Dahl should have batted down that ball in the endzone that doinked off his helmet and into the hands of a prone Hixon. It might have been the first play that Chamberlain came in for Leber that he blew a coverage and gave up a first down. Overall, I don't think we have the strength top to bottom to be called elite at this point.
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