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    Bulger exceeds expectations.

    I feel like such a jerk for placing so much of the burden of the Rams struggles this season on Bulger. Against the Saints, he proved with a stronger supporting cast and a pretty solid o-line he can play great football. He even showed confidence to prove he can scramble; getting a key first down late in the game and stopping the clock. Maybe he felt he had to prove himself a little after Detroit. He did just that. I hope that the Rams don't make the mistake of drafting a QB before the 3rd round. There are obvious needs elsewhere on this team. Examples: D-line, Linebacker, RB depth, an extra Wideout... some hotter cheerleaders heheh


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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    It only happens once a year. Last year it was Dallas.

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Stronger supporting cast? How many people did the Rams add before the game that made such a dramatic difference?

    If you deem a quarterback to be a franchise quarterback, he isn't going to be there in the 3rd round unless he's a project that takes multiple years most likely. May as well just assume you've got that in Null.

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by a.p.quinn View Post
    I feel like such a jerk for placing so much of the burden of the Rams struggles this season on Bulger. Against the Saints, he proved with a stronger supporting cast and a pretty solid o-line he can play great football. He even showed confidence to prove he can scramble; getting a key first down late in the game and stopping the clock. Maybe he felt he had to prove himself a little after Detroit. He did just that. I hope that the Rams don't make the mistake of drafting a QB before the 3rd round. There are obvious needs elsewhere on this team. Examples: D-line, Linebacker, RB depth, an extra Wideout... some hotter cheerleaders heheh
    You're certainly not a jerk for feeling this way, but I'd be quick to point out that fans are disenchanted with Bulger NOT for causing the Rams' struggles THIS season, but for adding to their futility over the past 3 1/2 SEASONS. He shares as much responsibility for this as any receiver or offensive lineman- probably even more so, since he was rewarded a few years ago with a handsome contract for the privilege of running the offense and has given little in return in the way of productivity.

    Should we be happy for Bulger on the heels of yesterday's performance? Absolutely. Should we be proud of the Rams' effort? Without a doubt. But do not think for one second that one good effort yesterday erases the ills that plague Bulger and the Rams. New Orleans was playing without both starting cornerbacks- and while many of us hope yesterday's effort might be the start of some steady improvement (and maybe even a win or two shortly), I wouldn't be shocked if the Rams lost 33-10 next week with Bulger throwing for 130 yards.

    Weekly improvement and steady productivity will be the only things that will appease fans who are hungry for a few more wins.

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    You're certainly not a jerk for feeling this way, but I'd be quick to point out that fans are disenchanted with Bulger NOT for causing the Rams' struggles THIS season, but for adding to their futility over the past 3 1/2 SEASONS. He shares as much responsibility for this as any receiver or offensive lineman- probably even more so, since he was rewarded a few years ago with a handsome contract for the privilege of running the offense and has given little in return in the way of productivity.

    Should we be happy for Bulger on the heels of yesterday's performance? Absolutely. Should we be proud of the Rams' effort? Without a doubt. But do not think for one second that one good effort yesterday erases the ills that plague Bulger and the Rams. New Orleans was playing without both starting cornerbacks- and while many of us hope yesterday's effort might be the start of some steady improvement (and maybe even a win or two shortly), I wouldn't be shocked if the Rams lost 33-10 next week with Bulger throwing for 130 yards.

    Weekly improvement and steady productivity will be the only things that will appease fans who are hungry for a few more wins.
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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    You're certainly not a jerk for feeling this way, but I'd be quick to point out that fans are disenchanted with Bulger NOT for causing the Rams' struggles THIS season, but for adding to their futility over the past 3 1/2 SEASONS. He shares as much responsibility for this as any receiver or offensive lineman- probably even more so, since he was rewarded a few years ago with a handsome contract for the privilege of running the offense and has given little in return in the way of productivity.

    Should we be happy for Bulger on the heels of yesterday's performance? Absolutely. Should we be proud of the Rams' effort? Without a doubt. But do not think for one second that one good effort yesterday erases the ills that plague Bulger and the Rams. New Orleans was playing without both starting cornerbacks- and while many of us hope yesterday's effort might be the start of some steady improvement (and maybe even a win or two shortly), I wouldn't be shocked if the Rams lost 33-10 next week with Bulger throwing for 130 yards.

    Weekly improvement and steady productivity will be the only things that will appease fans who are hungry for a few more wins.
    Actually, it won't be next week.

    I looked at the rams stats since 2007 and in 07 and 08 marc bulger shined for the 2 games after the bye week. Last year it was the Redskins and then the Cowboys. So statiscally, Marc Bulger will probably win us the game (as in steven jackson will really win it but marc bulger will put the nail in the coffin), but like my grand-mother use to say..."You can put a suit, tie, cologne, and a hat on a piece of trash, but it'll still be the same piece of trash." (obviously it wasn't trash, the word she use rhymed with "hit" and started with a "s"

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Don't care how good he looks once a year.We need a new QB period!!!!!
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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by theodus69 View Post
    Don't care how good he looks once a year.We need a new QB period!!!!!

    So how do you propose we get a new qb? Just drafte a good college qb in the first round and throw him in? You really think a rookie qb can do any better than Bulger with this team? NO! We need Bulger for atleast a couple more years to shape a qb that we draft(not in the first round). IMO Bulger played so well do to the wide outs stepping up and the o-line playing great. Bulgers a good qb when he has help.

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by RebelYell View Post
    Stronger supporting cast? How many people did the Rams add before the game that made such a dramatic difference?

    If you deem a quarterback to be a franchise quarterback, he isn't going to be there in the 3rd round unless he's a project that takes multiple years most likely. May as well just assume you've got that in Null.
    Hmmmm some guy named Tom Brady was a 6th round pick....that's the kind of luck we need.

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Great point. I guess part of me hopes Null's the guy in a few years, which makes me weary about drafting a "franchise QB."

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Drafting a QB in the 1st round next year would be one of the absolute worst moves this franchise could make ...

    IMO, no chance it happens ...

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    i agree with those supporting bulger. lets not forget he is one of the few quarterbacks to ever throw for 4,000 yards in a season. To be honest I don't see any QB from this draft class as 'elite' and as mentioned in other posts, there is basically no consistency at WR. Bulger knows how to run the offense has good accuracy and arm strength. I would much rather see Bulger be the QB next year and the Rams draft elsewhere in the first round this year.

    From 1997-199 the Rams spent their first round picks on OT, DE, and WR (Pace, Wistrom, Holt).

    In the past 2 seasons they've drafted OT and DE. Perhaps drafting a WR would be the answer

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    You're certainly not a jerk for feeling this way, but I'd be quick to point out that fans are disenchanted with Bulger NOT for causing the Rams' struggles THIS season, but for adding to their futility over the past 3 1/2 SEASONS. He shares as much responsibility for this as any receiver or offensive lineman- probably even more so, since he was rewarded a few years ago with a handsome contract for the privilege of running the offense and has given little in return in the way of productivity.

    Should we be happy for Bulger on the heels of yesterday's performance? Absolutely. Should we be proud of the Rams' effort? Without a doubt. But do not think for one second that one good effort yesterday erases the ills that plague Bulger and the Rams. New Orleans was playing without both starting cornerbacks- and while many of us hope yesterday's effort might be the start of some steady improvement (and maybe even a win or two shortly), I wouldn't be shocked if the Rams lost 33-10 next week with Bulger throwing for 130 yards.

    Weekly improvement and steady productivity will be the only things that will appease fans who are hungry for a few more wins.
    I love it when Bulger succeeds in a game there is always some excuse as to why he succeeded. Your using the Saints starting corners as the reason he had success. Maybe just maybe this is why our wr's were finally able to have success because they were playing against athletes of their level. This entire team is falling apart around Bulger yet he always takes the blame. As soon as he has a good game someone points out an excuse as to why this happened. I wonder if any of you listen to announcers or say John Gruden when they talk about how hard it is to break in wr's that just are not elite. Our wr's are just not very good, and this makes it very difficult for Bulger to succeed. I'm not saying Bulger is without blame but if we had some talent at wr and guys that werent dropping passes all the time like Amendola dropping a pass that would have gotten a first down and apparantly got us down to around the 30 according to the announcer. No one ever seems to factor in anything when it helps support Bulger but when he has a good game they are sure to point out he only succeded because of the shortcomings of the opponents.

    Bulger had a career year in 06, he didnt just all of the sudden become terrible. There have been many other factors along the way. Bulger has had a part to do with the teams faults, but just replacing him will not help this team. Just for the record hardly ever does a qb drafted out of a major college succeed. Look at the successful young qb's out there today most were not fom bigtime programs. Flacco (Delaware), Matt Ryan (Boston College), Drew Brees (Purdue), Phillip Rivers ( NC State), Big Ben (Miami University OH), Eli manning (Ole Miss), so this is concerning for me when I hear people screaming for the Bradford's.Mccoy's and Tebows of the world. Remember those guys are surrounded by great great talent.

    No rookie qb is gonna come in here and right this ship from day one. I say we keep Bulger find the right qb no matter where he is in the draft and pick him and ease him into the lineup. Maybe we get lucky and pick a guy in the later rounds that has success like Joe Montana and Tom Brady. I just dont want to see us waste our first pick on a qb in the first round and shelling out huge jack to him and then he sucks. I like Locker but is he worth a first round pick maybe 2nd overall again? I dont think so. If we add talent around Bulger he can suceed.
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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Quote Originally Posted by rammiser View Post
    I love it when Bulger succeeds in a game there is always some excuse as to why he succeeded. Your using the Saints starting corners as the reason he had success.

    While it is unfair to come up with a concrete reason as to WHY Bulger was able to succeed, an excuse if you will, on the other hand, it cannot simply be dismissed either. The fact is, the saints we're playing without both starting corners, not to mention Darren Sharper, who was also out. It would be hard to argue that any starting quarterback in the league wouldn't put up better numbers than they normally would in this situation. Bulger can show us that this was not a fluke by performing similarly this Sunday, plain and simple. But right now, one cannot say with confidence one way or the other, if it was the battered secondary or if he is finally playing with confidence again. We'll just have to wait and see, and isn't that the fun part?

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    Re: Bulger exceeds expectations.

    Bulger did very well, yes, we cannot lie about that. I for once didn't bash Bulger at the end of the game. The play of WR Brandon Gibson and Donnie Avery was better. The Saints were missing something like 2 or 3 Defensive Backs that start for them. And lost a highly respected CB ( Tracy Porter ) during the game. So looks may be deceiving, the stats showed great, but there are a few plays a Good Quarterback alway makes, they are as follows:

    - The Red Zone interception. It was a bad decision, there was double coverage on the receiver and the pass that he threw up was a gift. A good QB should never make a throw like that, check it down, scout the rest of the field, throw it away, do something. Unfortunately we can't have that pass back, the game MAY have been different; but it's not.

    - Don't remember what amount of time was on the game, or the Quarter... But on one certain play Bulger was scouting the field and then he seen Brandon Gibson Break free 25 - 30 yards downfield, Bulger stepped up into the pocket, had a great pocket, a Wide Open Gibson streaking down the rightside of the field for a Touchdown and overthrew him by about 7 or 8 yards. Another Touchdown that we could have potentially had. If your getting paid $60mil, you NEED to make that throw.

    - Shortening this one up, the same thing happened on the left side of the field, Bulger threw it to far inside by about 7 or 8 yards on Gibson who could have made a play on the ball.

    - End of the game, DO NOT CHECK DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD with 15 seconds left on the clock and ZERO timeouts. Absolutely unexcusable, I'm not sure what the heck happened in his head, but it was a bonehead play and one that you shouldn't make if you expect to be paid next year or if your a Valuable Qb in this league.



    Bulger had a great game, again yes... But why couldn't he shred the Detroit passing Defense? The worst in the league, and he couldn't do anything against them.


    All in all, Bulger had a decent game this time around, and I give him kudos, and am happy to see him do something good. But based on this game, it's not or shouldn't change our offseason. He's had the last 3 seasons to get something going, and it hasn't happened. We still need change, having Bulger back there reminds me too much of the bad times we went through, and not the future we have ahead, quite a sour taste in my mouth.
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