Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    RamWraith's Avatar
    RamWraith is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Minnesota
    Age
    44
    Posts
    8,230
    Rep Power
    61

    Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    By Jeff Gordon
    STLTODAY.COM SPORTS COLUMNIST
    Tuesday, Oct. 21 2008
    Monday night reminded us just how unpredictable the NFL really is from week to
    week. It reminded fans not to look too far ahead.

    The Patriots brought myriad issues into their game with the once-mighty
    Broncos. They just put running back Laurence Maroney, their leading rusher from
    the season before, on the injured reserve list due to his shoulder injury.

    New Englannd’s leading rusher this season, Sammy Morris, gained just 169 yards
    in the first five games – while averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. Quarterback
    Matt Cassell, filling in for the great Tom Brady, wasn’t getting much ground
    support.

    Miami drubbed them 38-13 a month ago at Foxborough. Two weeks ago, the Patriots
    took a 30-10 beating at San Diego.

    So what did the Patriots do against Denver? Morris rushed 16 times for 138
    yards, leading a 257-yard rushing attack as they rolled to a 41-7 victory.

    You never know what will happen next in this league. Rams fans were hoping
    their team would catch the Patriots at an opportune time Sunday, but Monday’s
    game nixed that idea.

    NFL fortunes rise and fall from week to week. That’s why Rams coach Jim Haslett
    doesn’t get caught up in standings and projections.

    Fans go up and down the schedule, looking for another seven or eight victories
    for this team. Haslett sees the folly in all that.

    When he goes home and watches TV Sunday and Monday night, he views games for
    entertainment purposes only.

    “I really don’t even know the records in the league right now, because I know
    we’re not in the mix so I’m not really worried about it,” Haslett said at his
    Monday news conference. “I really haven’t. I just watch the games. A football
    coach, they only watch the games. I really don’t know all of the records. I can
    probably give you a few because I know the teams we’ve played, but I don’t know
    everybody’s record.

    “Really, I think the most important thing for the team is just to keep focus on
    what we’re doing and try to worry about this game coming up.”

    This game is on the road, against a Bill Belichick-coached team that just won
    impressively.

    “This will be a great challenge, go up to a team that has ‘X’ amount of Super
    Bowls, go on the road and play that kind of football team with a great coach,”
    Haslett said. “We’ll see where we’re at after this game.”

    The Rams are 2-0 under Haslett, but he is quick to remind everybody that this
    team is really 2-4. That is still a long way from playoff contention, even if
    the team technically sits in second place in the NFC Worst.

    Each week, they must find ways to match up and compete.

    On Sunday, Haslett convinced his team to relax and let it all hang out against
    Cowboys, the much-hyped America’s Team. After allowing Dallas to score a
    touchdown on its first drive, the Rams scored 34 unanswered points and
    dominated the Cowboys in every facet of the game.

    Did that surprise him?

    “I don’t think anything surprises me in this league,” Haslett said. “I do think
    the guys have kind of bought into what we’re trying to do and they feel good
    about themselves and they’re taking ownership in their team and you have to
    like that. I like what Marc Bulger’s done, I kind of like what the defense had
    done. They’re doing a lot of things together and I like what I see.”

    “It’s going to come to a point in the road down here that we’re not going to
    win all these games, we’re going to lose a game, so how are you going to handle
    that adversity. Again, hopefully it doesn’t come up right away, but we keep
    doing what we’re doing, hopefully we’ll win some more games.”

    Win or lose, the Rams will face a big test at home against division-leading
    Arizona. Then they will have to travel to New Jersey to face Brett Favre’s
    Jets, another team that has been all over the map this season.

    Rams fans can’t count on anything, really, other than the Rams will work really
    hard to make the games matter for a change.


  2. #2
    laram0's Avatar
    laram0 is offline Superbowl MVP
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Age
    57
    Posts
    9,273
    Rep Power
    109

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    Quote Originally Posted by RamWraith View Post
    By Jeff Gordon
    STLTODAY.COM SPORTS COLUMNIST
    Tuesday, Oct. 21 2008

    Rams fans can’t count on anything, really, other than the Rams will work really
    hard to make the games matter for a change.
    Really that's all I ask for. "EFFORT"

  3. #3
    Varg6's Avatar
    Varg6 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    3,623
    Rep Power
    43

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    He just sounds like a head coach, I really like what I'm seeing so far. I'm not expecting much from this season but I do like this guy, he seems like he knows how to manage a team and that was one of Linehan's flaws.


    Always and Forever a fan of the St. Louis Rams

  4. #4
    UtterBlitz's Avatar
    UtterBlitz is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    3,439
    Rep Power
    41

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    I like that he takes time off to watch a little entertaining football himself. It seems that he is feeling relaxed as HC already.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

  5. #5
    blood85's Avatar
    blood85 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Merced,California
    Age
    44
    Posts
    1,336
    Rep Power
    20

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    I expect the Rams to go all out, with nothing to lose.

  6. #6
    ardavandavari's Avatar
    ardavandavari is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    ca
    Posts
    44
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    Rams r taking out those cheaters>> go rammmmiiiesssss

  7. #7
    mikhal5569's Avatar
    mikhal5569 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Mass
    Age
    40
    Posts
    1,102
    Rep Power
    24

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    Believe it or not, the Patriots win was probably one of the best things that could have happened to the Rams. The Patriots were on the verge of a three game losing streak which would have put the team and their fans into a sense of desperation. Belichick would have open up his play book and the Patriots would have been playing with something to prove in front of their home crowd. I really feel that the Rams are in a ideal position to pull off yet another upset. Here's hoping that we can stay healthy and can keep the ball moving on offense . If we can do those two things we should win the game and possibly win it big.
    Last edited by mikhal5569; -10-22-2008 at 07:54 PM.

  8. #8
    krist042's Avatar
    krist042 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    46
    Rep Power
    0

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhal5569 View Post
    Believe it or not, the Patriots win was probably one of the best things that could have happened to the Rams. The Patriots were on the verge of a three game losing streak which would have put the team and their fans into a sense of desperation. Belichick would have open up his play book and the Patriots would have been playing with something to prove in front of their home crowd. I really feel that the Rams are in a ideal position to pull off yet another upset. Here's hoping that we can stay healthy and can keep the ball moving on offense . If we can do those two things we should win the game and possibly win it big.
    That's an interesting view. I am confident Bellicheck is not looking past this game though. If we win, there aren't any excuses like the Pats playing bad. The Rams would prove them self to be a better team than the New England Patriots.
    Last edited by krist042; -10-22-2008 at 08:38 PM.

  9. #9
    RamsFan16's Avatar
    RamsFan16 is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Age
    25
    Posts
    5,072
    Rep Power
    39

    Re: Haslett will keep Rams focused on next game only

    Quote Originally Posted by blood85 View Post
    I expect the Rams to go all out, with nothing to lose.
    As do I, they go all out, and just play there ass off and good things happen.
    RamsFan16

Similar Threads

  1. Jim Thomas Live Tuesday, January 15
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: -01-17-2008, 03:29 PM
  2. Postgame With Gordo: November 25
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: -11-26-2007, 10:59 AM
  3. Thomas Live
    By RamWraith in forum RAM TALK
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: -09-19-2007, 01:06 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: -11-01-2006, 12:24 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •