Week 2: Rams Report Card

09/18/2005

Grading the Rams after their 17-12 victory at Arizona:


Quarterback:

Marc Bulger wasn't bad but didn't seem in sync, like he was at end of preseason.

Grade: B minus


Running back:

Steven Jackson nearly got 100 yards, displaying power, speed and nifty footwork.

Grade: B


Receivers:

Torry Holt, Kevin Curtis got separated from the ball early; Isaac Bruce was the most consistent.

Grade: C


Offensive line:

Marc Bulger could have avoided a couple of the Big Red's four sacks; good run blocking.

Grade: B minus


Defensive line:

Ryan Pickett and Jimmy Kennedy were a handful; Leonard Little got some face time with Kurt Warner.

Grade: B +


Linebackers:

Another good outing; Pisa Tinoisamoa was active; Chris Claiborne was strong on run support.

Grade: B


Secondary:

Injuries and illness forced this group to gut it out all day.

Grade: B


Special teams:

An impressive comeback from last week, particularly punter Reggie Hodges and the coverage units.

Grade: B


Coaching

Way too conservative on defense, and it almost cost them at the end.

Grade: C minus