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    What does this stat mean?

    Through fifteen games we have a grand total of four rushing TDs. Four!

    The Pats have 23 rushing TD we have 4. To be honest I don't even know who are their running backs.

    To be honest I'm not sure what to make of this.

    We all focus so much on our offense and lack of an elite number one receiver. But come on 4 rushing TD?!?

    What does this mean?


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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Well, to start, it means that the Rams have not scored many offensive TDs overall.

    Additionally, I think the Rams' O line has had some trouble in short yardage situations. While I don't have any statistical evidence to back this up, I have felt for a while that the Rams don't vary their short yardage running plays enough. Maybe they could work on a few counter plays, trap plays or even quick pitches to counter teams that over-commit to stuffing the middle.

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    It means that:

    1) Our offense is HORRIBLE in the red-zone, especially at running the ball.
    2) Schotty is an IDIOT who rarely calls good running plays down in the red-zone.
    3) Steven Jackson is slower than molasses and will NOT break a long TD run.
    4) Our WR's cant hold their blocks downfield.
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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    It means that:

    1) Our offense is HORRIBLE in the red-zone, especially at running the ball.
    That's the effect. Rambos is interested in theories on the cause.

    2) Schotty is an IDIOT who rarely calls good running plays down in the red-zone.
    Then I guess you're hoping he gets a HC gig.

    3) Steven Jackson is slower than molasses and will NOT break a long TD run.
    SJax is not exactly Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson, but "slower than molasses"? I don't think so.

    4) Our WR's cant hold their blocks downfield.
    How often do they get an opportunity to do so?

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    It means that:

    1) Our offense is HORRIBLE in the red-zone, especially at running the ball.
    2) Schotty is an IDIOT who rarely calls good running plays down in the red-zone.
    3) Steven Jackson is slower than molasses and will NOT break a long TD run.
    4) Our WR's cant hold their blocks downfield.
    If 1, 3 and 4 are true then is Schotty really an idiot for not calling a running play?
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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by AvengerRam View Post
    That's the effect. Rambos is interested in theories on the cause.



    Then I guess you're hoping he gets a HC gig.



    SJax is not exactly Chris Johnson or Adrian Peterson, but "slower than molasses"? I don't think so.



    How often do they get an opportunity to do so?
    Let me clarify a bit.

    I dont mean Schotty is an idiot as an OC, I just meant when it comes to calling running plays in certain situations. Remember the Isaiah Pead sub in for SJ a game ago? 4th and 1 and you put in Isaiah Pead, and not to mention, you pick a play where he is motioned out!!!! That leaves absolutely NO scare for the D. They knew right away it'd be a pass, MUCH easier to defend. Gotta leave SJ in there and run a PA, or even let the 240lb RB bang his way for the first.

    3) No he isn't either of those guys, but SJ just isn't going to outrun guys anymore. He didn't do it often before, but now with his age, he's not going to be running for any 50 or 60+ yard TD's.

    4) What do you mean? They should always be blocking.


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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by DE_Ramfan View Post
    If 1, 3 and 4 are true then is Schotty really an idiot for not calling a running play?
    Well SJ's speed has nothing to do with red-zone effectiveness. Our WR's holding blocks downfield don't really have anything to do with red-zone running either. Those 2 points were directed towards being able to rip off long TD runs.


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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    If this question was asked any year besides this one i would blame it on SJ for dancing in the backfield. He has debunked my theory of this but over his career he averages like 6tds a season which is horrible for a back his size. I blame it on play calling this year. Its been multiple times we sshoulda pounded the ball in on the goal line but we threw it.
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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    I love SJax as much as anyone but he's obviously well past his prime. Has he even ripped off a long run since the first game of last season?

    Obviously we need to run the ball more in the red zone as well but it seems like we always struggle to do it.

    I think the biggest cause is the fact we have a poor line that doesn't get a great push and Jax isn't a guy who hits holes quickly(might never of been that guy). It's just not a good combination, especially in the red zone.

    Improving our line is obviously a must this offseason.

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by sosa39rams View Post
    Well SJ's speed has nothing to do with red-zone effectiveness. Our WR's holding blocks downfield don't really have anything to do with red-zone running either. Those 2 points were directed towards being able to rip off long TD runs.
    Speed always matters. In the red zone you have to get to those holes before they close - and they close really really fast in the red zone. Also, you need speed to beat the backers to the outside if you call a sweep or toss and try to squeeze it in on the corner.

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    i never saw jerome bettis outrun people

    jackson is faster than he was, but jackson is a short yardage back, and it not a home run threat that richardson and/or pead may become

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Stats may prove me wrong, but I feel that we just haven't been in the redzone that much.

    And the redzone is where the majority of running backs get their TDs from.

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinRam View Post
    Stats may prove me wrong, but I feel that we just haven't been in the redzone that much.

    And the redzone is where the majority of running backs get their TDs from.
    OK I checked your right and your wrong. The Rams are at the bottom of the league with 2.4 attempts in the redzone a game. So yeah we are not there as much as other teams. But Miami has 2.4 attempts but yet have 14 TDs. Cleveland Browns have 12 TDs and have 2.6 attempts per game.

    So yes we are not there that often but yet we are still not producing what other teams do with the same attempts.

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    Re: What does this stat mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rambos View Post
    OK I checked your right and your wrong. The Rams are at the bottom of the league with 2.4 attempts in the redzone a game. So yeah we are not there as much as other teams. But Miami has 2.4 attempts but yet have 14 TDs. Cleveland Browns have 12 TDs and have 2.6 attempts per game.

    So yes we are not there that often but yet we are still not producing what other teams do with the same attempts.
    Well then that means it is a combination between our running backs not being able to perform well in the redzone and the playcalling.

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