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    Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    BY JIM THOMAS • Friday, September 24, 2010 12:20 am


    With just 27 points in two games, punctuated by a miserable 1½ quarters in the second half last week in Oakland, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is taking some heat over the Rams' scoring woes. But running back Steven Jackson says the blame should not fall in Shurmur's lap.

    "No, no, no," Jackson said during his regular Thursday media session. "It's not anything that's on Pat. It happens. It's not something that just happened because Coach Shurmur is the offensive coordinator.

    "Each and every team, each and every week you go in, a defense goes into how they're going to match your personnel. That's a chess match that happens throughout the league with each and every team. I'm just saying as players, when a play is called, we have to execute it. We can't concern ourselves with things that are not within our control — our control is executing the plays."

    But Jackson, the unquestioned leader of the offense and the offensive team captain, would like to see the Rams take better advantage of matchups.

    "This is what I think," Jackson said. "If we want to spread a team out and run in a nickel package where it's three receivers, and they want to keep their big guys in, I think we should take advantage of the mismatch. So if you have a linebacker guarding Danny (Amendola), you should take advantage of that mismatch.

    "If we're going to spread them out and (they) go small, then you do vice versa and run the ball. So we've just got to figure out what the defense's trying to do, what's their game plan. And once we figure that out, I think that's what we should do, take advantage of that."

    Shurmur's response

    Rams coordinators also speak with the media on Thursdays. Shurmur frequently isn't very expansive, but he was even more tight-lipped than usual when asked about some of the offensive problems.

    When asked if he was aware of criticism that the offense is too conservative, Shurmur replied, "I worry about trying to win the next game and trying to put together the game plan that's going to attack the defense that we're facing — and keep in mind the things that we can do well as a team, and try not to be concerned about the talk."

    When asked if the wide receivers were getting enough separation, he said, "I think our wide receivers are doing a fine job, and I anticipate that they'll execute well this weekend."

    Injury update

    Defensive tackle Clifton Ryan (migraines) missed Thursday's practice because he was seeing another specialist. Safety Craig Dahl (concussion) also sat out Thursday — his progress was delayed because of post-concussion symptoms following a workout earlier in the week. After being limited in practice Wednesday, wide receiver Laurent Robinson (foot) did not practice at all Thursday, casting doubt on his availability for Washington. Jackson (knee), safety Oshiomogho Atogwe (thigh), tight end Daniel Fells (knee), and cornerback Kevin Dockery (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday.


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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it's a SHURMUR! lol

    Who's he kidding.....offense is all about scoring points, period. Since he has taken over the OC positon we are averaging approx. 11 points per game. Not acceptable!!!!!

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    While SJ initially defended Shurmer, his last quoted statement seemed to be a veiled criticism of Shurmer.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    I'd rather see Shurmur with some big balls than a little testy.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    W.e. I dont think it's harsh to say that some of the offensive problems are directly related to playcalling. My friend (Chargers fan) has been following both our games and he even brought it up. Sometimes I really don't know what he's thinking on some (or alot) of his play calls. Run, run, draw. Run, Run, short pass. repeat.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris58 View Post
    While SJ initially defended Shurmer, his last quoted statement seemed to be a veiled criticism of Shurmer.
    Bingo!

    Also, Shurm's last statement seems like a veiled indictment of the WR's.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    I'd rather see Shurmur with some big balls than a little testy.
    From bbs to marbles would be a start ..

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris58 View Post
    While SJ initially defended Shurmer, his last quoted statement seemed to be a veiled criticism of Shurmer.
    Sure looks that way doesn't it. After Jackson says "It's not anything on Pat", he goes on to lay out what he thinks should be done as far as playcalling. Would he do that if he was on board with what Shumur is doing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pat Shurmur
    I think our wide receivers are doing a fine job
    I'm not sure if this is amusing or disturbing.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    I'm not sure if this is amusing or disturbing.
    Both, I'm afraid ...

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Hopefully, Shurmur will get the message and will start opening things up. This isn't rocket science for crying out loud. Get a clue dude.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Yeah, lets just send Gilyard down field and playaction.....time for Bradford to start completing some long balls.

    Also, theres nothing wrong with rolling the QB out to the left and right ....I'm just saying...

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Quote Originally Posted by richtree View Post
    Yeah, lets just send Gilyard down field and playaction.....time for Bradford to start completing some long balls.
    Apparently, Gilyard can't even get on the field as a receiver becasue going into week 3, he still doesn't know the playbook. Hopefully he's cramming right now because I think he can help the offense.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    I forget who brought in Shurmur in the first place? Maybe he should explain it to us.

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    Re: Jackson says it's not Shurmur's fault .. Shurmur a little testy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris58 View Post
    While SJ initially defended Shurmer, his last quoted statement seemed to be a veiled criticism of Shurmer.
    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    Sure looks that way doesn't it. After Jackson says "It's not anything on Pat", he goes on to lay out what he thinks should be done as far as playcalling. Would he do that if he was on board with what Shumur is doing?
    Agreed, I think Steven muddied the waters here more than he cleared them. He doesn't sound very credible in his defense of Shurmur when the next thing he says is how the Rams need to do a better job taking advantages of defensive mismatches!
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