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  • Kurt Warner

    8 13.56%
  • Marshall Faulk

    36 61.02%
  • Isaac Bruce and the receivers

    1 1.69%
  • Orlando Pace and the o-line

    4 6.78%
  • Mike Martz

    5 8.47%
  • The defense

    0 0%
  • Other (explain)

    5 8.47%
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    Gsot

    While it was a special era of Rams football and all the pieces fell perfectly in place, what do you guys think was the most important piece of the GSOT?


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    Re: Gsot

    Excellent question, CM71!

    With all due respect to those that oppose, for me it was M3 = Mike 'Madness' Martz.

    And a very close 2nd: The Marshall!
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    I think the defense may go a little under appreciated in this discussion. If I remember correctly I think in '99 we had scored 180-some points off of turnovers.

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    Re: Gsot

    I don't think any one piece was more important than the other...but if I had to pick one, it wuld have to be Marshall. No way that offense works as well as it did without him. It was quite an amazing thing...even our special teams were stellar.

    And...isn't amazing how good a defense can look/play when you're up 21-0 in the blink of an eye?
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    Re: Gsot

    out of the choices provided..id go Marshall but i think it was the fact that we built an entire team for speed on a fast track.

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    Re: Gsot

    I went with Marshall Faulk. Let's face it that was an awesome offense from the O-line to the Receivers and QB. The TE wasn't bad either.

    Marshall could do it all. Get the 1 yard when we needed it, break the big touchdown runs, great hands as a receiver on the short and long passes. Great blocker and was very good at recognizing the blitz. His uncanny ability to not only indentify the blitz but block the blitzer was awesome.

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    Re: Gsot

    Faulk. Take him out of the equation and I think the end result is much different. That said, I loved ALL those guys and I'll never forgive Martz for destroying that team. They SHOULD have been a dynasty.

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    Re: Gsot

    All of the above.

    Take away any one of those pieces and it's not the GSOT, it's just a Really Good SOT.
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    Technically my vote should have been Warner but I am actually going to attribute it to Trent Green going down. As funny as that may sound our team banded together and the GSOT raised up from the depths of the sea.

    Honorable mention goes to Dicky Vís emotion that our players responded to and painted a portrait to it on the field

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    Re: Gsot

    I don't think any one piece, by itself, was more important than the other. It was the combination of all the pieces that made this team so leathal.
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Re: Gsot

    As it was above, take away any one of the pieces and it just becomes a really good SOT. However, especially in light of our current situation, I voted for the O line. As we saw with the Patriots this year, a QB who hadn't started since high school could come in and play with the big boys, to the tune of something like 3500 yards. The thing that made him able to do that? A really easy system, and a great offensive line. The game is won and lost in the trenches, and the line makes you win or lose every game. They got the blocks to get Faulk those one yards. They opened up the holes for the huge runs. They held their blocks to let Warner find the open man. Our skill players were some of the best ever, but we had a line that let them do what they did.

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    I have to vote for Faulk, followed by Kurt.

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    Re: Gsot

    It took me .04 seconds to vote for Marshall, Marshall Marshall! He was the X to defenses that they could not solve for.
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    Re: Gsot

    Faulk was the high octane, Warner was the navigator, but Martz was the Engineer. I went with my favorite Rams coach of all time....Mike Martz.

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    I've gotta go with Warner.
    He had a way of delivering the ball to the receivers in stride that is quite unusual in its continued accuracy, time and again.

    I don't see anyone else in the league demonstrating that type of consistent accuracy and he now does it with another team and another set of recievers with vastly different skills.

    I almost chose other in favor of Vermiel, who I think had a tremendous amount to do with their success and that MM took advantage of, yet did not replenish.

    This is one of those ESPN type topics - well, it's Wednesday, better have another greatest of all time polls.

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