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    How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Hello, I am wondering how the Rams perform in poor weather? Sunday's game @ Qwest has weather forcasted to be cool temps, raining, and windy. How does this affect the Rams offense?


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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Sauce for the goose.

    The ball will be hard and slippery. The Rams are a dome team, and this can have a bad result. However...a lot of our guys came over from 'outdoor' teams. Kinda evens it up.

    However....the ball will be hard and slippery for the squawks, too. The field will be wet, and it will come down to who can hold onto the ball.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Traditionally, we do not do well outside of the domes, as Sam stated. However, I think that we are evolving. We shall see I suppose. I think that Linehan is attempting to make them more of a ball control team with the run than in years past.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Not that cold...

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    I said "cool" temps, not "cold". Should be somewhere between 38-48 degrees for the game. (plus rain and wind).

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Marc played one of his best games ever in the rain against Pittsburgh. As far as the ball being wet and slippery, it has to be a downpour for this to happen

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Steven Jackson played college ball in the Pacific Northwest, so I'm sure he played a few in the rain.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    you can look at their record and see they are primarily a dome stadium team. All their wins are in Domed stadiums. All of their losses are in open air stadiums, save one. Its not a knock, or a preditermining factor. but they do seem to perform better in a controlled environment.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfandyno View Post
    you can look at their record and see they are primarily a dome stadium team. All their wins are in Domed stadiums. All of their losses are in open air stadiums, save one.
    Huh?

    Rams wins:

    Denver (dome)
    @ Arizona (retractable dome - open for the game)
    @ Green Bay (not a dome)
    Detroit (dome)

    Rams losses:

    @SF (not a dome)
    Seattle (dome)
    @ SD (not a dome)
    KC (dome)

    That's 2-2 in domes, 2-2 outside.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Huh?

    Rams wins:

    Denver (dome)
    @ Arizona (retractable dome - open for the game)
    @ Green Bay (not a dome)
    Detroit (dome)

    Rams losses:

    @SF (not a dome)
    Seattle (dome)
    @ SD (not a dome)
    KC (dome)

    That's 2-2 in domes, 2-2 outside.
    sorry, its friday and it was before lunch. for some reason, i thought GB was in ST. L. Still, cards is a 50/50 on being a dome, very little is open for the game. but yeah, i blew that one.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfandyno View Post
    for some reason, i thought GB was in ST. L.
    Actually, its in Wisconsin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    Actually, its in Wisconsin.
    oh....Touche'

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Good weather, poor weather, I'm not sure it really matters either way. Do the Seahawks play a lot of games in the rain? I only remember a few recently. If the rain is potentially problematic for the Rams, it will be for the Seahawks too. Wind, rain, slippin' and slidin' affects everybody, not just teams who play in domed stadiums.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    It really comes down to a fairly simple mathematical formula.

    First, you assign a numerical value to the specific weather condition on game day. Let's say, for example, a cold, rainy, windy day is assigned the value of 25.

    Then, you take each team's score at the end of the game and multiply each by the weather variable.

    The team with the higher number wins.

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    Re: How do the Rams perform in poor weather?

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Good weather, poor weather, I'm not sure it really matters either way. Do the Seahawks play a lot of games in the rain? I only remember a few recently. If the rain is potentially problematic for the Rams, it will be for the Seahawks too. Wind, rain, slippin' and slidin' affects everybody, not just teams who play in domed stadiums.
    How about this take. Rain and slippery conditions are a benefit to the offensive side and a detriment to the defensive side. The QB and WR know where the play is going. They can adjust their footing / pace before making a cut. The defense is reacting and usually has more problems with it.

    Now, not saying we normally have the better offense, but without Hass and SA, I like our chances.
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