ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Monday, Sep. 11 2006

Grading the Rams after their 18-10 win over the Broncos:


Quarterback:

Bulger didn't look comfortable in the pocket, missed more throws than usual,
but did take care of the football.

Grade: C minus


Running backs:

Linehan stayed committed to the run, and Jackson posted the fifth 100-yard
rushing game of his career.

Grade: B


Wide receiver:

A quiet day overall. Holt and Bruce were the only WRs to catch a pass; no
action for the tight ends.

Grade: C


Offensive line:

Held up fairly well against a Broncos "D" that seemed to blitz more as the game
progressed.

Grade: B


Special teams:

Two penalties were costly. But the work of Wilkins, Turk, and especially the
coverage units was crucial to the victory.

Grade: B


Defensive Line:

Broncos paid the price for trying to play Little (2 sacks, 3 hurries) straight
up; Kennedy played through broken hand.

Grade: A minus


Linebackers:

On this day, the speedy, aggressive Witherspoon looked like he was worth every
bit of $33 million.

Grade: A minus


Secondary:

The newcomers loomed large, with INTs for Chavous, Brown and Hill; Atogwe made
his presence felt, too.

Grade: A


Coaching:

Maybe Linehan finally will get concerned about offensive woes. Haslett did a
masterful job scheme-wise and attitude-wise with defense.

Grade: B