It's sad because I set aside valuable studying time to watch Rams games every week on my laptop in my dorm room, only to feel like I've wasted so much time in the process. Every week, I feel like it will be a re-bound week, and then I see the same lackluster, sloppy, unenergetic performance given by this team.
*Bradford is starting to show signs of the wear and tear of being punished so much week after week. He doesn't look as confident, he goes down easier, and his bigger throws looked rushed and forced. I feel really bad for this guy.
*The o-line sucks. Saffold plays like he's 5'11 and 200 lbs. Jason Smith made Ryan Kerrigan look like a better prospect than Robert Quinn. Harvey Dahl and Jason Brown look like they are underachieving.
*Receivers and tight ends all suck. No excuses for this sorry unit. Lane Kendricks does not look like the same player he was in the pre-season. Mike Sims-Walker looked 100x better in Jacksonville. Brandon Gibson is non-existent.
*Steven Jackson is getting slower and weaker. He looks easier to bring down, and he doesn't go through the hole with as much authority as he used to. I will argue about this all day. Jackson is aging, and he doesn't have much time left. Caddy is decent, but can be shut down pretty easily. Norwood looks like he is running half-speed all the time. I don't see the coveted speed.
*Our defensive line is sporadic. Sometimes they will have glimpses of what we expect, and other times they are shut down completely. Robert Quinn and Chris Long needs to step up more.
*Our outside linebackers are over-rated. I don't find what's so solid about Poppinga and Leber. They are decent fill-ins at best.
*Our secondary is so bad. Bradley Fletcher and Quinton Mikell are the only ones I semi-trust. King sucks, Steward still looks lost often. Al Harris is ancient, and his legendary press coverage is mostly gone now.
*Special teams returners suck. Jerious Norwood looks terribly slow. Austin Pettis has no awareness. Everyone sucks.
*And where the heck is McDaniel's coveted offensive system? This offense is worse than last year's. Seriously.