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    Schottenheimer can improve the Rams offense

    The Rams clearly have room to improve in many areas on the offense, protection, time of possession, third down conversion and the list goes on. One area where Brian Schottenheimer can really help the Rams improve in year one, Red Zone scoring. The Rams where beyond terrible in 2011 they scored only 39 percent of the time. That ranked 31st in the NFL. The Rams only could muster a pathetic 12.1 points per game. The Rams' offense was among the worst in the league in 2011. They scored only 193 points last in the league.

    Brian Schottenheimer may have had issues during his time with the Jets over the years enough to resign or get fired. His offense was good, very good in on area last year the Red Zone. In 2011 they scored 65.38% of the time, second best in the league. The Jets avg 23.6 per game and scored 377 points in 2011.

    The Rams moved the ball almost as well as the Jets in 2011 with a total of 4537 yards vs 4989 yards by the Jets. Only 452 yards separated the two. But it's the points that matter and the Jets scored 184 more points and averaged 11.5 more points per game then the Rams.

    Who can forget the Monday night game.

    Three times St. Louis advanced inside the Giants 20 in the first 2Ĺ quarters - actually it was three times inside the New York 10. And all three times, the Rams settled for field goals instead of much-needed touchdowns in a 28-16 loss.
    How about the game against the Seattle.

    In the third quarter, following a pass interference call on Seattle, the Rams had the ball at the 1-yard line. They seemed poised to score.

    Except they didn't. The Rams went with Steven Jackson in the "Wildcat" look on the first down. They pulled a guard, and the Seahawks destroyed the play. On second down, Bradford tried a play-action pass and was nearly tackled by the backside defense rusher for Seattle.
    In that game if you recall Steven had enough of the play calls inside the red zone.
    He stood on the sidelines with his legs crossed during a goal-line possession in the fourth quarter while Cadillac Williams got the first crack at scoring.

    The Rams eventually ran five plays from the 1 without Jackson touching the ball ó thanks to a taunting penalty on Seattle's Richard Sherman. Jackson finally got a carry on a second third-and-goal and scored, but only after screaming on the sideline.
    I have faith that the play calling and execution inside the red zone will get much better and lead to more points in 2011.
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    Re: Schottenheimer can improve the Rams offense

    The OL is going to be a big part of red zone efficiency. If they can't neutralize defenders, create holes and give Bradford some time, we could be in for another season of wasted scoring opportunities. The quicker Wells is back in the mix, the better.

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    Re: Schottenheimer can improve the Rams offense

    The only thing that worries me about Schotty is that if he does really well in here, he may be an HC candidate for another team, leaving Bradford with a 4th coordinator to groom with..

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    Re: Schottenheimer can improve the Rams offense

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    Brian Schottenheimer may have had issues during his time with the Jets over the years enough to resign or get fired. His offense was good, very good in on area last year the Red Zone. In 2011 they scored 65.38% of the time, second best in the league. The Jets avg 23.6 per game and scored 377 points in 2011.

    The Rams moved the ball almost as well as the Jets in 2011 with a total of 4537 yards vs 4989 yards by the Jets. Only 452 yards separated the two. But it's the points that matter and the Jets scored 184 more points and averaged 11.5 more points per game then the Rams.
    Why do we always look at, or point out, what another HC/coordinator did for another team and think that, because they were so successful there, then they will be just as successful for the Rams? We keep failing to realize that those other teams had LOTS of talent that enabled them to be as successful as they were WHERE they were, and they are coming to a Rams team that doesnt even have HALF the talent that those teams have.

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    Re: Schottenheimer can improve the Rams offense

    This is the area where I struggle with. I have just about next to zero faith in Schottenheimer. Lets hope he proves me wrong!


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    Re: Schottenheimer can improve the Rams offense

    Quote Originally Posted by rNemesis View Post
    Why do we always look at, or point out, what another HC/coordinator did for another team and think that, because they were so successful there, then they will be just as successful for the Rams?
    Why hire a coach if you don't think he can come in and coach up the current roster? When you hire a coach one would think what he has done in the past is why you hire him right? Whats the reasoning for hiring a coach if his record,scheme or past success is a non factor?

    We keep failing to realize that those other teams had LOTS of talent that enabled them to be as successful as they were WHERE they were, and they are coming to a Rams team that doesnt even have HALF the talent that those teams have.
    You have to help me with the math, on the HALF the talent... looking at last year key players on offense help me out. Where exactly do the Jets have twice the skill players on offense...

    Bradford vs Sanchez
    Steven Jackson vs Shonn Greene
    Lloyd vs Santonio Holmes

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