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    Rams Team Report

    February 4, 2007
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    WHAT'S SUPER: The Rams still have elite offensive skill players. Torry Holt, 30, always is productive, and WR Isaac Bruce, 34, still can get behind defenders and catch the ball over the middle. QB Marc Bulger dramatically reduced his interceptions in coach Scott Linehan's offense and proved he is accurate, smart and tough. RB Steven Jackson, the focal point of the offense in 2006, combines speed and power and has good receiving skills. Several young offensive linemen emerged last season. If LT Orlando Pace (triceps) is healthy, the line could be strong.

    WHAT'S NOT SUPER: The defensive line needs plenty of help. The team has no complement to LE Leonard Little, 32, so his production has been hurt by chip blocks and double-teams. The run defense was atrocious, and a big reason for that was the failure of Jimmy Kennedy to handle the nose tackle duties; opposing linemen reached the linebackers far too often. New special teams coach Al Roberts is charged with turning around a unit that couldn't return kicks effectively and couldn't stop opposing return men.

    GOT A SHOT? Probably not. The offense began to jell near season's end and now looks capable of competing at a championship level. But the defense -- especially the line -- and special teams have a long way to go. Unless there's dramatic improvement in those areas, the Rams will be lucky to make the playoffs as a wild-card team.


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    Re: Rams Team Report

    such optimism... the rams have always had chinsy special teams except for the super bowl winning season... u pick up someone that can actually return( i truly think marques hagans can do it or mcdonald if given the proper special teams coach) and keep isiah kacavinski( dont know how to spell it sorry) and we have a shot at turning the specail teams around.

    The defense on the other hand to me is almost there. Everyone says our D is horrible but i think otherwise. Give kennedy one more year and you'll see improvement. Wroten showed some skill last season and glover just needs to see less double teams and he could be more effective. The linebackers are one london fletcher away and the secondary is primed and ready...

    GIVE THIS TEAM JUST A COUPLE OF PLAYERS AND THE SKIES THE LIMIT NEXT SEASON

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    Re: Rams Team Report

    The Rams would be lucky to reach the playoffs as a wild card team if we improve? And yet we were a tie breaker away from getting there this season?

    The run D cant get worse, so it seems as though we must improve. Therefore we will do better then last year. Which means we get to the playoffs. Its hardly rocket science, mr sports writer sir

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    Re: Rams Team Report

    The Rams better draft d,d, and more d. With anyone kind of slackbick d this would have been a playoff year. I will lose it if the d doesn't improve.

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    Re: Rams Team Report

    Even if they just add one decent DT or LB through FA I think we could see an improvement.
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