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    The Bernie bits

    BernieM wrote:
    Pace Haters,

    I''m covering baseball today and wasn't in Atlanta. I TiVoed the Rams game and will look at it later.

    Better yet, I'll watch a copy of the coach's film this week at Rams Park and take a look at the O-line play, including Pace.

    If he played bad, then he played bad. We'll see.

    But I surely have no intention of trusting the word of Haters. I'll see for myself.

    Funny how the Haters were so silent after last week's game.They were waiting until it was safe to rip him.

    Cheers.
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    Actually, I want to thank you guys for brightening my day.

    Seriously.

    The Cardinals baseball game was kind of dull. I wasn't in a particularlyy good mood. I was in the press-room area at Busch, watching a little of the Rams game -- literally one series. The Rams O-line was having a rough time of it. Grant Williams and Chris Dishman missed blocks. I didn't see any Pace mistakes -- and I'm not saying he didn't make any; just not during the small part of the game I saw (so far).

    But I joked with my colleagues....I said, "You wait, all of this will be blamed on Pace. No matter what happens, it'll be Pace's fault. It'll be fun to see it on my forum and e-mails."

    Sure enough....you guys are too good to be true. Thanks for the smile.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    On Pace:
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    Bertrand Berry is a good NFL defensive end.

    How many sacks did he have last season?

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    I predicted 8-8, or 9-7 if things went well.

    I also predicted that they'd lose today -- and in fact, was right on target about how it would happen. I wrote that Vick would have a break-out game.

    So I'm not sure why some of you are freaking out and acting like this loss today was some sort of unpredictable, unforseen disaster. Especially considering that the Rams defense hasn't stopped a running game for the last nine games, including the playoff loss to Carolina. They're giving up an average of just under 6 yards a carry in that stretch. Until they correct that -- if they can -- there will be some long Sundays.

    It's the NFL. Green Bay goes to Carolina and whips the NFC Super Bowl team, and then comes home and gets wiped up at Lambeau by the freaking Bears.

    Detroit is 2-0.

    Kansas City is 0-2.

    Denver goes to Jacksonville and scores what, 6 points?

    Take a deep breath. As I wrote before the season, the Rams have experienced a talent drain. They're trying to make up for that on the fly. There will be some rough moments this season.

    Again, it's truly bizarre -- the way St. Louis football fans have no perspective on this league and its ebb and flow, peaks and valleys. This town has had a team back since 1995. By now, you should be more enlightened. The learning process should be over by now. I don't get it.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    I've covered the NFL for 26 years.

    I do know this: I don't need to watch a tape to conclude that allowing 243 yards rushing, especially on the road, is a recipe for failure.

    And I also know this: whatever other problems are there are secondary to this one right now.

    This team has drafted too many busts at DT. The front 7 is too small. We are seeing the results.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    Chiefs are 0-2.

    That Dick Vermeil, he's a terrible coach, right?

    Or is it only Mike Martz who is held responsible for losses?

    The double standards are amusing.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    I just would respect some of you folks more if you had the stones to rip Pace last week, immediately after the Arizona game.

    Instead, you wait until it's safe. Or at least when you think it's safe. Because one thing I won't do is take the word of a Pace Hater. I'll have to look at the films first.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    MarkD....now we agree on a couple of things.

    Archuleta is overrated.

    And those who read me in here know of my feelings about Kollar.

    I do not have a problem with drafting Jackson late in the first round. Fauk's shelf life is very short.

    Peace.

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    Actually, I will never deviate from my feelings on Pace and what he did this summer.

    Under no circumstances.

    He broke no team rules. He violated no contracts. He did not hold out. He operated within the NFL's system, and he is entitled to do so.

    I don't understand the hypocrisy.

    Georgia Frontiere can move the Rams from LA to STL because she deems its in her best financial interest to do so. But if a player -- within the rules, within the system -- looks out for his best financial interests, that's wrong?

    You all can have double standards; I won't adhere to them.

    And IF he played so bad today, why does anyone assume automatically that this is a direct result of missing training camp?

    Is it possible for a great player to have a bad day simply because it was a bad day for him?

    Cheers,
    Bernie

    BernieM wrote:
    Martz has made some bad picks. And some great picks.
    Same with Armey. They usually agree on who to pick.

    Sometimes they disagree.

    I'll give two examples.

    Armey didn't like the Canidate pick. Martz is to blame for that one. Martz deferred to Armey on the Jacoby Shepard pick. That one was on Armey.

    They both agreed, entirely, on Lewis, Pickett, Kennedy.

    Cheers,
    Bernie


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    Re: The Bernie bits

    i think I am going to b e sick. This guy has not even seen the game and he is making comments.

    oops there it goes ...... EUUUUUUUROOOOP .......... splat


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    Re: The Bernie bits

    I think that "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" was a very overrated movie. While the special effects were original and impressive, the story was muddled and formulaic. The performances of Gweneth Paltrow and Jude Law were disappointing, while Angelina Jolie was simply annoying. All in all, I give it a thumbs down.

    Of course, I didn't actually see the movie, but why should that stop me from having an opinion.

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    Re: The Bernie bits

    Bernie is right on one thing, we are small in the Front 7 on defense and banged up in the secondary. Pickett and DLew will have to step up and start doing something special for this defense to turn around. They are smaller than most O lineman so let's see their speed.

    Also, Vitt needs to have Pisa teach the other LB's how to hit.

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