No announcement yet.

Rams lose 28-21 to Titans; The Good, the bad and the ugly


  • Rams lose 28-21 to Titans; The Good, the bad and the ugly

    Another tough loss in a winnable game for the Rams, featuring blown opportunities and self inflicted wounds. It's getting a little tougher to swallow every week. We sure miss Sammy!

    The Good

    Every loss gets us a better draft pick for next year (trying to see the glass half full in a difficult situation!)

    We have a running back for the future in Zac Stacy (who scored our first two rushing tds of the year, caught 6 balls for 51 yards and ran for 127 yards on 27 carries, including a fantastic 32 yard run towards the end where he broke multiple tackles)
    First drive of the second half was excellent. Early drive before the benny fumble was also very good.
    Nice game for Hecker
    Nice first career catch for Bailey
    Finnegan INT (Although it was thrown right to him)
    Two sacks for Langford (4 overall for the Rams)
    9 tackles and a sack for Laurinaitis
    Nice TD catch off a nice throw for Cook at the goal line
    Clemens was 7-7 for 75 yards. It was downhill from there, athough he did have some dropped balls (what would a rams game be without dropped balls) and had one nice run for a first down early in the game.
    First half defense was terrific after the first penalty strewn drive (the second half was just ugly defensively)
    Nice punt return in fourth for austin.

    The Bad

    Clemens. He was 20-35 for 210, a td and no ints, but he had a huge fumble that played a material part in costing us the game that he never should have lost, and missed numerous open receivers all day long. He missed austin and Kendricks for TD's (austin cant get a break!)

    I dont understand why we start throwing the ball multiple plays in a row late in the 3rd and into the fourth when we are running effectively with Zac.

    Our run defense in the second half was awful (CJ wound up with 150 yards rushing) and with the short drops, we didnt get to the qb despite multiple blitzes. Kendall Wright looked pretty good against us. Too much lost containment against CJ.

    Too many penalties on the titans first drive of the game.
    Too many drops

    The UGLY

    What happened to the defense in the second half? Multiple long drives, just ugly especially after we got the 14-7 lead.

    The Benny fumble was ugly. No one touches him, he just drops it.
    Clemens fumble at the end was butt ugly.
    The Leg has no business missing a 44 yard field goal. We get a turnover before half, gain no yards on three plays, and then get no points. Second week in a row with a big inexcusable miss for the leg.


    The Rams continue to find ways to lose, but a lot of it is the same thing over and over. Without Sammy, we are a lousy throwing team, with a lousy innacurate qb and struggling young recievers. We are running the ball well, but then we seem to get away from that late in the game. Our play calling is suspect and our defense is either great or terrible depending on the half you are talking about. We can't hold onto the ball and can't take advantage of key opportunities, which is a good way to lose. Much as i hate to say it, its going to be a long long season playing out the string. We should be tampa at home. Other than that, we may well lose them all. Just to make matters even worse, san diego had three plays from the one foot line to beat the redskins, couldnt get the ball into the end zone, settled for a fg, and lost in OT. When it rains it pours.

    The Colts on the road are next. I am not optimistic.

    ramming speed to all

    general counsel
      Posting comments is disabled.



    Article Tags


    Latest Articles


    • Nick's Post-Senior Bowl 2016 NFL First Round Mock Draft (v2.0)
      Now that the Senior Bowl is firmly in the rear view mirrior, here's an updated look at how things could shake out in the first round of the NFL Draft this year. As always, feedback and constructive criticism is welcome! ROUND ONE 1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi -Tennessee is second in the league in sacks allowed, and no quarterback when pressured has been sacked at as large of a percentage as Marcus Mariota has been. Tunsil gives the Titans a legitimate left tackle to pair with Taylor Lewan on the offensive line. 2. Cleveland Browns: Jared Goff, QB, California -The hype train for Carson Wentz is in full steam, but I'm not ready to put him in the Top 5 as some other people are. I still view Goff as the top QB in the class, meaning he makes a lot of sense for a Cleveland team that is tired of Johnny Manziel's screw ups. 3. San Diego Chargers: Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State -Brandon Flowers was graded out as one of the worst corners in the league by Pro Football Focus, and Eric Weddle won't be coming back. The Chargers could use help in both areas, and Ramsey is capable of excelling at either at the next level. 4. Dallas Cowboys: Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State -Will the Cowboys flirt with taking a QB here? Maybe, but I also think Jerr...
      -01-31-2016, 03:12 PM
    • RamView, 1/3/2016: ***** 19, Rams 16 (OT) (Long)
      RamView, January 3, 2016 Game #16: ***** 19, Rams 16 (OT) The ever-inconsistent Rams regress back to the mean and end another losing season with another disappointing loss to a team they had no business losing to. The hallmark of Jeff Fisher Rams football isn't the running game or aggressive defense, it's miserable losses like this one. Good riddance to 2015. Position by position: * QB: Case Keenum (23-37-231, PR 77.6) does a lot right for the Rams at QB. He runs the offense with good tempo and gets the ball out quickly on quick-timing plays. Hes smart and tough in the pocket, uses his mobility well and rarely gets sacked. The best example of that was a play he made in the 3rd. He rolled right, deked a free-running Aaron Lynch into pul...
      -01-05-2016, 09:50 PM
    • Rams lose 19-16 in OT to whiners; The Good, Bad and Ugly
      general counsel
      The Todd Gurley-less Rams finished their season 7-9 with a disappointing OT loss to the whiners by the score of 19-16 on the strength of terrible third down play on both sides of the ball, untimely penalties, terrible field goal kicking and some highly suspect play calling with the team poised to win the game in overtime. The Rams shortcomings against a 5-11 couldnt have been more obvious today. At the end of the day, Case Keenum is not an NFL starting qb, albeit a reasonable backup. Way too many missed opportunities, and without todd gurley, and with all of our injuries on defense, we arent close to good enough to simply have a qb who is going to avoid mistakes at all costs, afraid to make throws. Toss in some untimely drops by our receivers and at least one terrible call by the refs that obviously cost us 3 points at the minimum, and you find a way to lose a game that we all know we should have won. No points...
      -01-04-2016, 01:51 AM
    • Rams beat seachickens 23-17; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
      general counsel
      In what should be considered their most impressive win in the Fisher era, the Rams won their third game in a row by beating and beating up the seachickens in a tremendous 23-17 win. The Rams capitalized on 3 seachicken turnovers (one of which resulted in a defensive touchdown), didn't turn the ball over themselves, kept the penalties to a minimum, and scrounged out just enough offense to earn their first season sweep of the chickens since 2004. The Rams played their best half of the year jumping out to a 16-3 lead at the break and hung in there to avoid a collapse at the scene of so many painful prior year debacles. Frankly, i am riddled with mixed and incredibly extreme and passionate emotions at this point. On the one hand, i am so thrilled with a tremendous win over a playoff caliber team on the road in which the Rams proved once and for all that they have the talent and capability to win big games, notwithstanding...
      -12-28-2015, 01:40 AM
    • Rams beat seachickens 23-17; The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
      Good write up.

      I think it was ugly that we accepted the penalty with the Seagulla on 4 and 10. Giving them a new (long) third down. I am pretty sure they would not have gone for it on 4 and 10.

      Else great game.
      -12-28-2015, 01:39 AM
    • RamView, 12/17/2015: Rams 31, Bucs 23 (Long)
      RamView, December 17, 2015 Game #14: Rams 31, Bucs 23 If this was the Rams' last week in St. Louis, at least they made it a heck of a week. They won for the second time in five days Thursday night and made the Bucs look like the team that could not cut the mustard. Position by position: * QB: Case Keenum (14-17-234, 2 TD, PR 158.0) managed the heck out of this game. He led the Rams to an opening drive TD throwing little but screens and swing passes. But Case did not live on small ball alone, also throwing a perfect 60-yard TD bomb to Kenny Britt later in the 1st. The Ram passing game was in good rhythm much of the game, and Keenum distributed the ball well. On the Rams' TD drive in the 2nd, he hit Tavon Austin for 13, Lance K...
      -12-20-2015, 03:01 AM