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  • Rams 85 Bears (wait, i meant the Jaguars) 34-20; The Good, Bad and Ugly (from Row 1)

    The Rams defeated the (not) Super Bowl bound Jaguars 34-20 yesterday in a game that showed flashes of our young squad's promise, while also reminding Rams Nation why we have struggled and why we are concerned about what's to come this season. With the Jaguars minus their top 2 offensive tackles (Monroe traded away and Joeckel out early in the game with a knee injury), one would have thought that the Rams pass rush woes and defensive line struggles would have been cured, at least for a week. Alas, that was not the case. The Jaguars, with Dan Hampton and Richard Dent inserted into their defensive line, hit and rushed Bradford early and often, with the exception of two very good long drives, raising further concerns about the offensive line. True, the offensive line showed a pulse, providing some running room for the backs and some solid protection from time to time, but lest we all get too excited, we do need...
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  • RamView, 9/15/2013: Falcons 31, Rams 24 (Long)

    RamView, 9/15/2013: Falcons 31, Rams 24 (Long)

    RamView, September 15, 2013 From the Couch (Report and opinions on the game.) Game #2: Falcons 31, Rams 24 The Rams repeat a too-familiar pattern, digging themselves a hole with a frustrating, mistake-filled start much too bad for a decent 2nd-half rally to overcome. Put the shovels away, guys… Position by position: * QB: For Sam Bradford, the first half was the worst of times (12-21-124, INT, PR 54.5), the second was the best of times (20-34-228, 3 TD). Bradford did little besides dump off in the first half. That looked at least half by design. Brian Schottenheimer's intent appeared to be to run people deep to open things up underneath. You'd have to ask him. But it appeared to be half Bradford's choice, too. There was a ...
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  • NFC West Penalties -

    NFC West Penalties -

    Week 1

    Whiners - 11 - 85 yards
    Seahags - 9 - 99 yards
    Rams - 7 - 59 yards
    Cards - 6 - 68 yards

    Week 2

    Whiners - 12 for 121 yards
    SeaHags - 10 - 84 yards
    Rams - 7 for 53 yards
    Cards - 7 for 40 yards
    Total penalties to date

    Whiners 23 for 206 yards
    Seahags 19 for 183 yards
    Rams 14 for 112 yards
    Cards 13 for 108 yards Will you all sto...
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  • Some Week 2 Thoughts

    Some Week 2 Thoughts

    -It was a tale of two halves for Bradford; he looked hesitant in the first half and confident in the second. I like the bounce-back to help keep this game within reach, but I feel he had some trouble today seeing the entire field. -Richardson had a solid day - 15 touches and 80 total yards. I would have liked to see more production on the ground, but that's hard to accomplish when you go down early. It was nice to see Pead on the field, and he had some nice moves at times. Hopefully he builds on that confidence. -Tavon Austin had a nice second game of his career. He had one bad third down drop, but his two touch...
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  • 20 Random Post-Week 1 Thoughts

    20 Random Post-Week 1 Thoughts

    1. The most notable thing about the game yesterday was the way the Rams overcame their mistakes and an 11 point deficit to win. The confidence built on a win like that is huge. 2. Sam Bradford started the season well. Remember that last year he did not have very good statistical games against the Arizona defense. 100.7 passer rating is strong. 3. Jared Cook showed why the Rams made him a FA priority. 4. After each picking up a penalty on the first drive, I thought Jake Long and Rodger Saffold had a good game in pass protection. Sam didn't get sacked all day. 5. Robert Quinn was a beast. He's going to have more games like that this year. 6. I wish the Rams would use more press coverage on the WRs, but I th...
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  • "Looking West" Competition: Results and Week 2 Picks (Will anyone beat me this week?)

    So who beat me in Week 1 of the "Looking West" Competition?


    I was the only person who correctly picked all four winners (Rams, Niners, Seahawks, Eagles)

    So... will anyone beat me this week?

    My picks:

    Rams 26 Falcons 23
    Seahawks 20 Niners 16
    Cardinals 27 Lions 24
    Packers 31 Redskins 23
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  • Rams defeat The Big Dead (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

    Rams defeat The Big Dead (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)

    Sorry for the delay in posting guys, and apologies in advance as i am sure that a lot of this has already been stated by others. Here are my observations, in the form of the good, the bad and the ugly from our hard fought come from behind win over Arizona yesterday. The Good Jared Cook performed as advertised, ugly fumble notwithstanding. Big, fast, strong and good hands. Easy to see why the team thought he was worth big money. Robert Quinn was sensational. Three sacks, two fumbles, and what should have been about ten holding penalties called on Levi Brown. Kudos to the Cardinals coaching staff for failing to give Brown adequate help in blocking Quinn when Helen Keller could have seen that Brown was badly overmatched. Our offensive line gave up ZERO sacks. Saffold and Long both fought back ...
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  • RamView, 9/8/2013: Rams 27, Arizona 24 (Long)

    RamView, 9/8/2013: Rams 27, Arizona 24 (Long)

    RamView, September 8, 2013 From Row HH (Report and opinions on and from the game.) Game #1: Rams 27, Arizona 24 The Rams pull a 27-24 win out of the fire against last year's NFC West bottom-feeders, but a softer-than-expected defensive performance makes it feel less like a victory than having dodged a bullet. Position by position: * QB: Hearing the Rams called Sam Bradford’s team now all offseason leads you to believe that if they’re to win, Sam has to be the one carrying them. But Bradford committed some critical mistakes and fell back into some familiar patterns. His emphasis was on getting the ball out quickly with Arizona blitzing every play. He didn’t work the ball downfield a lot and settled for some checkdowns with deep...
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  • Nick’s 2013 Draft Day Two Reaction… What do you expect?

    Nick’s 2013 Draft Day Two Reaction… What do you expect?

    So, yeah. It’s eleven o’clock. I was up from 4:30am to 1:00am yesterday, woke up at 6:00 this morning, and should be dead tired. But I’m not. Y’know why? Because the Rams just drafted their second Mountaineer, the second part of the best receiving tandem that West Virginia football may have ever seen. Tavon Austin in Round One. Stedman Bailey in Round Three. Take a deep breath, Nick. In, out. In, out. Oh, what the hell… *ahem* Okay, so where to begin? I’ve been watching Bailey for three years now, and simply put, the guy is incredible. Tavon Austin gets the press as the electrifying and dangerous weapon, but few outside of Morgantown probably know off the top of their head that Bailey put up over 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns this year as West Virginia’s leading receiver. B...
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  • Nick's 2013 NFL Draft First Round Round-Up

    Nick's 2013 NFL Draft First Round Round-Up

    The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft is in the books, and boy, was it one for the ages! Lots of excitement, lots of trading, and lots of selections worthy of reacting to. Let’s get this started, shall we?

    Rams add Austin, Ogletree The Rams were active in the first round, as many expected they would be. They traded with Buffalo, moving from the sixteenth pick to the eighth pick, and drafted West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin. Some Rams fans, myself included, previously expressed concerns about trading away extra picks in order to draft Austin, but the Rams were reportedly “smitten” with him and made him their top priority and the first wide receiver off the board. One report even went so far as to say Austin was t...
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  • 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...
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  • 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. He’s 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, 10:50 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, 02:51 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, 02:40 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, 02:39 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, 04:01 AM