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    Ram-blings

    Ram-blings
    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/13/2007

    The patched-together right side of the offensive line held up well Sunday. Nick Leckey went the distance at right guard, and Brandon Gorin and Rob Petitti alternated at right tackle. "Whoever was in there played as good as could be expected," Scott Linehan said. ... The halfback pass that Steven Jackson tossed for a 2-yard touchdown to tight end Randy McMichael had been in the game plan for about six weeks, offensive coordinator Greg Olson revealed.



    Surgery for Walker
    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/13/2007

    Tight end Aaron Walker is scheduled for surgery today to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will be the seventh Rams player to land on the season-ending injured-reserve list. Guard Richie Incognito, who had knee surgery last week, might well become No. 8 in the next day or so.

    "We're still evaluating if there's any chance of possibly having him back at some point this season," coach Scott Linehan said Monday. "It does not look like that probably will happen."

    So, two roster spots probably will be open. Linehan indicated that one could be filled by a player now on the practice squad and that the other could go to a free-agent offensive lineman.

    Defensive end Leonard Little, placed on injured reserve last week, had surgery Monday on the torn ligament in his left big toe.


    Haslett emphasizes variety
    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/13/2007

    To a man, the Rams’ defenders stressed how much fun they had Sunday executing coordinator Jim Haslett’s aggressive game plan in the 37-29 victory at New Orleans.

    But don’t look for a blitz-heavy approach every week, Haslett cautioned. “I liked it, too, but you can’t do it all the time,” he said. “It is fun, but it’s risky.”

    The Rams essentially dared the Saints to beat them on the ground. They shadowed running back Reggie Bush but never loaded the box with eight men, the traditional run-stop scheme. “We played two-deep coverage or we blitzed,” Haslett said. “That’s basically what we did.”

    The goal was to make quarterback Drew Brees uncomfortable by applying constant pressure. It worked to near-perfection for three quarters, after which the Rams led 27-7 and the Saints had produced only 95 yards.

    “We hit (Brees) a lot and forced him move in the pocket and do things he really doesn’t want to do,” Haslett said. “But it doesn’t fit everything. We’ve got enough packages that we try to pick and choose what we want to run each week based on who we’re playing.”

    This Sunday, the Rams figure to be more conservative vs. San Francisco and its dangerous running back, Frank Gore.


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    Re: Ram-blings

    Quote Originally Posted by RamWraith View Post
    Ram-blings
    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/13/2007

    The patched-together right side of the offensive line held up well Sunday. Nick Leckey went the distance at right guard, and Brandon Gorin and Rob Petitti alternated at right tackle. "Whoever was in there played as good as could be expected," Scott Linehan said. ... The halfback pass that Steven Jackson tossed for a 2-yard touchdown to tight end Randy McMichael had been in the game plan for about six weeks, offensive coordinator Greg Olson revealed.



    Surgery for Walker
    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/13/2007

    Tight end Aaron Walker is scheduled for surgery today to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder and will be the seventh Rams player to land on the season-ending injured-reserve list. Guard Richie Incognito, who had knee surgery last week, might well become No. 8 in the next day or so.

    "We're still evaluating if there's any chance of possibly having him back at some point this season," coach Scott Linehan said Monday. "It does not look like that probably will happen."

    So, two roster spots probably will be open. Linehan indicated that one could be filled by a player now on the practice squad and that the other could go to a free-agent offensive lineman.

    Defensive end Leonard Little, placed on injured reserve last week, had surgery Monday on the torn ligament in his left big toe.


    Haslett emphasizes variety
    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    11/13/2007

    To a man, the Rams’ defenders stressed how much fun they had Sunday executing coordinator Jim Haslett’s aggressive game plan in the 37-29 victory at New Orleans.

    But don’t look for a blitz-heavy approach every week, Haslett cautioned. “I liked it, too, but you can’t do it all the time,” he said. “It is fun, but it’s risky.”
    RISKY? RISKY? We went into this game at 0-8. What was there to risk?

    So now we are 1-8 because we gambled and played that risky style of defense.


    I say bring it again in San Fran..

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    Re: Ram-blings

    Quote Originally Posted by laram0 View Post
    RISKY? RISKY? We went into this game at 0-8. What was there to risk?

    So now we are 1-8 because we gambled and played that risky style of defense.


    I say bring it again in San Fran..

    Hey, that San Francisco offense can hurt you in a heartbeat. It's better to sit back, and give Alex Smith time to get comfortable and in a groove...

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