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    Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    "I'm not mad at the team"
    "I have no explanation for it. I wish I did"

    These are two quotes from Steve Spagnuolo in a couple of the STL Today articles in today's paper. The more I read, the more I see quotes like this from him. If this is a sampling of Coach Spags true assessment, then we're in a helluva lot of trouble. And I question whether he's the guy to bring us back to being a good team.

    I understand it is counterproductive to just fly off at the handle. But if you're not mad at the team following yesterday's disgraceful debacle, something is seriously wrong. And if you can't explain WHY this team has strung together three consecutive poor performances- each one worst than the last- then HOW do you expect to fix it?

    These coaches and players should be confined to the facility until they find some answers.
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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    I really think Spags should have to write:

    "We will not lose like this again"

    At least 1,000 times!
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    I saw the score of the game and I turned away - I couldn't watch the recap. Good thing I had the casino as a distraction - though I do not seem to have laram0's luck here in AC.
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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    I think it's difficult to be mad at the team when you, as the coach, know they you were clearly outcoached. He even admitted to it.

    I see a significant issue with this team, and something Bradford said REALLY bothered me. Bradford that he makes alot of reads pre-snap, that often he will eliminate option A and option B because of the look the defense is giving. In essence, then, he assumes option C will be open. I think the entire team is playing like this. They are overthinking the situation, instead of reacting to it.

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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    1 the center needs to make the read, 2 as a coach I would run this team and do drills till they couldn't do the drill anymore. 3 I heard him say no one was safe yet no one has been dropped and no new players have been brought in.

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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    Another quote I read that was equally disturbing.....Spags was "surprised" Ravens came out slinging and picking on his secondary, specifically King. Really? Imagine an opposing coach scouting you and going after weak link. What a concept. And you were surprised?
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    Spags also took Darian Stewart and Justin King out for pizza and ice cream after the game so that their wittle fweelings weren't too hurt from getting beat all day.
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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    Is Spags supposed to suddenly change his personality? The very idea is a joke. If his coaching style offends or disappoints you, that is your problem. Vermeil was weepy; Spags is stoic. He is not going to change his philosophy over a few bad beats.

    This in no way exonerate Spags from his share of the responsibility regarding the Ram's performance. I said in the chat-room last week that part of these losses lands at his feet. As a fan, it is my job to gnash my teeth and cuss and despair over every missed coverage and turnover, but that is not the coaches job.

    I support Spags and I support this team.
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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    Spags doesn't have to change his personality, but is it too much to ask to hold someone accountable for being blown-out at home?

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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Ramsfan1 View Post
    you can't explain WHY this team has strung together three consecutive poor performances- each one worst than the last- then HOW do you expect to fix it?
    You can throw in the Seattle game to finish last year too. That's four games which, except for maybe the Ravens game, were huge, nationally televised games. Why do we fall on our face everytime we have a big game? Not beaten ... destroyed. It's really getting hard to defend this crap. My friends laugh at me ... and with a few exceptions, they have for decades. I keep talkin', they keep laughin ..... VERY frustrating.

    What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results? I
    must be mad .....
    If a team won their division seven straight times, that would be a NFL record. Now add on that team did it with seven different QB's in seven straight years,that record is unbeatable. To do that feat, you must of had a great Defense. Jack Youngblood was the captain of that defense.

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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    Quote Originally Posted by BM_Face View Post
    Is Spags supposed to suddenly change his personality? The very idea is a joke. If his coaching style offends or disappoints you, that is your problem. Vermeil was weepy; Spags is stoic. He is not going to change his philosophy over a few bad beats.

    This in no way exonerate Spags from his share of the responsibility regarding the Ram's performance. I said in the chat-room last week that part of these losses lands at his feet. As a fan, it is my job to gnash my teeth and cuss and despair over every missed coverage and turnover, but that is not the coaches job.

    I support Spags and I support this team.
    I am loyal to the Rams. Period. I do support all things Rams until they/it cause me consternation in my one and only true loyalty, the Rams. I have seen many coaches come and go. All had my support until they show that they are not worthy to coach for the team I am 100% loyal to. Given the way we have looked, the high expectations coming into this year and the basic fundamental breakdown of football 101, I do not believe that Spags is HC material. My loyalty will always be with Rams but I will not accept mediocre to bad play that resonates up the chain to the HC. I hope he proves me wrong.
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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    I am concerned about spagnuolo. I just watched the ravens game last night. I was traveling back from my brothers place during the game and I did not see it live. So I knew the score and already got to hear the snotty comment from my roommate before watching the game. It is tough to be laughed out over a football team.

    Anyway, I was watching spags during the game and he seemed to be watching the game more than coaching the D. He did get heated a few times with some calls by the refs. He looked frustrated and somewhat confused. Might be having some growing pains as he tries to fit into the head coach role with a new QB. The announcers were comparing Bradford to some other famous QBs that had slow starts their first couple of years.

    Poor King, that had to be a suck day in the NFL for him. They were picking on him.

    I was part of SLOP and I did want Linehan fired. Lots of the players were shutting down on Linehan and lots of the big names on the offense had words with him. I don't see any players turning on Spags, so I think we just give him and Bradford more time to see if they can figure out how to win games. Very tough schedule right now. Probably going to be an ugly year for the rams.
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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    I do like what Spags has brought to the Rams since he arrived. Discipline, a blue print implemented, and the man is respected well by his players. But Ive never got the impression he is a good head coach, when the games our being played.? Once the rot sets in games the Rams are playing in, the Rams seem to never, ever adjust. Harbaugh hasnt been a head coach for too much longer, yet makes a complete fool of Spags.?

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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    Everything can't fall on the coaches in my opinion. Its up to the players to execute. So far I have seen poor execution by players. Great play calling and all but wide receivers dropping passes. Turnovers. is that the coaches fault?

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    Re: Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo- disturbing

    I'm not overly concerned about what Spags is saying in the media. He doesn't want to throw his guys under the bus because he still has to get them turned around for the next thirteen games. When the team gets drubbed like that in their own stadium, does anyone really have to tell them how unacceptable that is? I'm sure these guys have seen enough players come and go to know their jobs aren't real secure right now.
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