Divisional Playoff Game: Rams Report Card

Post-Dispatch Sports Staff
Sunday, Jan. 16 2005

Quarterback: B+
Marc Bulger kept taking shots and kept getting up. He was the least of the
Rams' worries Saturday.

Running backs: B-
Marshall Faulk ran hard, and so did Steven Jackson after a slow start, but Rams
couldn't stay with run game.

Receivers: B-
Curtis did stellar work subbing for the injured Isaac Bruce, but there were too
many drops in the second half.

Offensive line: C
Who would have thought that Brady Smith would make Orlando Pace look bad again?

Defensive line: F
Not bad at point of attack, but got fooled time and time again by misdirection
from Warrick Dunn and Michael Vick.

Linebackers: F
A bad season ends in sorry fashion. Got caught inside or over-pursuing on
several key first-half plays.

Secondary: D
Coverage was good, but run support wasn't. This wasn't one of Adam Archuleta's
better games.

Special teams: F
Simply stated, the Rams couldn't cover a punt to save their lives Saturday.

Coaching: F
It's astounding that Larry Marmie's run defense couldn't do better against
Atlanta given a second chance.