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    Round Two: Rams' Defense Is Just Plain Bad

    Rams' defense is just plain bad

    BY ROGER HENSLEY
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    QUESTION: There are many areas of concern for the 0-6 Rams right now. Given the positive vibe that surrounded this team entering the season, what area would you say has been the biggest disappointment?

    JIM THOMAS

    So much to choose from here. But it would still have to be the defense, particularly the run defense. Even with all the injuries at cornerback and the tough early-season schedule, we all expected much, much better from this unit.

    JEFF GORDON

    This regime promised to build the Rams upon a foundation of strong line play and sturdy defense. We have seen neither. All attempts to make the Rams more stout at the point of attack have failed. Their defensive front seven got steamrolled in Dallas. The names have changed over the three years, but the failure to toughen up continues. We all knew the first seven games would be difficult for this team, but few expected the Rams to get shoved around to this degree.

    JOE LYONS

    I would have to say the overall lack of competitiveness. Given the Ramsí rugged schedule, a slow start seemed likely. But at least last year, the team showed an ability to stay competitive in most games. This team simply has not taken the steps most expected it to make after last yearís 7-9 finish.

    KATHLEEN NELSON

    Run defense. Spags emphasizes it as if it is his prime directive, but the unit is giving up 183 yards a game, most in the league. If you canít stop the run, you start the line of dominoes falling. With opponents eating up so much clock, the offense canít get on the field.


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    Re: Round Two: Rams' Defense Is Just Plain Bad

    Yeah, I would have to agree with all here. The run D is just horrific!! That is the single most disappointing thing going on with the Rams right now. The drops, penalties, and bad O-line play are hurtful, but when you get gashed like we did from a rookie, that just means that the other team can do what they want with you until you stop them.

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    Re: Round Two: Rams' Defense Is Just Plain Bad

    There is nothing "plain" about how bad our defense is playing right now. We are the poster children of bad defense.
    That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!

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    Re: Round Two: Rams' Defense Is Just Plain Bad

    The run defense is dead last in the NFL, allowing 184 YPG, and getting gashed by the likes of guys named Murray and Torain for huge numbers. Painful to watch and extremely disappointing.

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    Re: Round Two: Rams' Defense Is Just Plain Bad

    Quote Originally Posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
    The run defense is dead last in the NFL, allowing 184 YPG, and getting gashed by the likes of guys named Murray and Torain for huge numbers. Painful to watch and extremely disappointing.
    I guess Spags (contain Ray Rice) while we get burned through the air by Joe "Willy" Flacco to a rookie wide receiver was the end of our decent run defense.

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