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    Re: I'm psychic. That's why I know the Rams first pick will...

    Quote Originally Posted by BritishRam
    But part of the reason the defense gave up 27 points a game was because the offense couldn't stay on the field.
    And, of course, part of the reason the offense only scored 10 points a game was because the defense couldn't stay off the field. As you said, it goes both ways.
    Put it this way, if the Rams pick Bradford I'd love it, if they picked Suh I'd love it. The team is instantly better either way and I can't think of anyone who I'd rather have making the choice than Devaney and Spagnuolo.
    Hear, hear.

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    Re: I'm psychic. That's why I know the Rams first pick will...

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinRam
    I bet you that if we had a productive offense, our defense would suddenly get better, even without any major upgrades or addition.
    And I would also bet that if we had a productive defense, our offense owuld suddenly get better, even without any major upgrades or addition.

    An offense that isn't playing from behind has more options.
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    Re: I'm psychic. That's why I know the Rams first pick will...

    Quote Originally Posted by LARAM View Post
    If I like Tebow....What does that make me?
    Tebowian!! LOL

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    Re: I'm psychic. That's why I know the Rams first pick will...

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    And I would also bet that if we had a productive defense, our offense owuld suddenly get better, even without any major upgrades or addition.

    An offense that isn't playing from behind has more options.

    Our defense was fairly productive. But, if they're kept on the field all day, they start wearing out, and they start slipping, and they start giving up points and big plays.

    You can't say that for the offense. Even if our defense stops the opposing offenses, our offense has no weapons, no consistent means, no resources to score points. Hence the average of 10 points per game, which is pathetic.


    A good offense keeps a defense fresh and healthy, which results in better defensive play.

    A good defense keeps an offense fresh and healthy, but that doesn't really matter when we always go 3 and out. Our offense could have all the time in the world, and still not be able to score points.

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    Re: I'm psychic. That's why I know the Rams first pick will...

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    Tebowian!! LOL
    Or... maybe a Tebowner?

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    Re: I'm psychic. That's why I know the Rams first pick will...

    Quote Originally Posted by RockinRam View Post
    Our defense was fairly productive. But, if they're kept on the field all day, they start wearing out, and they start slipping, and they start giving up points and big plays.

    You can't say that for the offense.
    For practical purposes, you can't say it about the defense either. Yes, the 4th quarter was the hardest on the scoreboard. With 8.7 points allowed per 4th quarter, the last frame was the worst. But the problem is.......the game was already over.

    The Rams allowed per quarter last year:

    1st - 5.4 points
    2nd - 7.1 points
    3rd - 5.8 points
    4th - 8.7 points

    Before the 4th quarter, the defense had already allowed more points (18.3) than the offense mustered in a whole game (10). So were they wearing down in the 4th? Yes, they were. Did it really matter? No, because the game was typically already over.

    What's truly depressing is that by HALFTIME, the defense had allowed more points than the offense put up the whole game.

    Giving it up in the 1st half is not wearing down, it's just being not good. Know what I mean?



    Bottomline: Both sides need major upgrades. It's just a matter of which prospect will help the most.
    "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." --- Hesiod

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