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    Some look at the Rams' poor second half performances and assume that Scott Linehan is too conservative when he gets a lead or fails to adjust during games. Not at all the case. In fact, what you are seeing is the start of a dominating strategy.

    Linehan knows that getting an early lead and then grinding it out in the second half is the best formula for success. Right now, he really does not have the players to do this, but he knows that you have to stick to the master plan. He'll keep using the quick strike/slow grind approach for the rest of this season so that the players get used to it, even though the Rams may lose some games as a result.

    Next year, though, when he gets the full team back, look out! We'll be taking a 21-0 lead in the first half of games and then grinding out 27-10 wins left and right!

    In Scott We Trust!

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    Re: Supposedly Bad Second Half Performances Are All Part Of The Plan

    This stuff is classic. Whoever is doing it deserves rep points.

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    • #3
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      delusional kool-aid?

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        I bet it is someone who has been ran off the board trying to stir things up. Oh well, whoever it is, has some entertaining posts. I repped Linefan.

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          Re: Supposedly Bad Second Half Performances Are All Part Of The Plan

          I just took him from out of the red and into the gold..............

          In Linefan we trust

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            Re: Supposedly Bad Second Half Performances Are All Part Of The Plan

            Originally posted by r8rh8rmike View Post
            This stuff is classic. Whoever is doing it deserves rep points.
            I agree, great stuff!

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              Re: Supposedly Bad Second Half Performances Are All Part Of The Plan

              You know what is sad? There are some people on this board who have spent so much time trying to beat Linehan down, that when a truth teller comes here and praises Linehan for the great head coach he is, you all think its a joke.

              I am totally serious when I say that Linehan is the best coach we've had in years.

              In Scott we trust!

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                Re: Supposedly Bad Second Half Performances Are All Part Of The Plan

                Originally posted by Linefan View Post
                You know what is sad? There are some people on this board who have spent so much time trying to beat Linehan down, that when a truth teller comes here and praises Linehan for the great head coach he is, you all think its a joke.
                I suppose that could be it. Or, perhaps, its just that your posts are kind of looney.

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                • RamWraith
                  First-half rahs, second-half blahs
                  by RamWraith
                  By Jim Thomas
                  ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
                  Friday, Dec. 07 2007

                  For much of this season, the Rams didn't know what it was like to have a lead.
                  Now they've got to learn how to play with one.

                  In their first seven games, the Rams never led by more than seven points. In
                  fact, they never led period not for one second in road losses to Tampa Bay,
                  Dallas, Baltimore and Seattle.

                  But over the past five games, the Rams have had double-digit leads against
                  Cleveland, New Orleans, San Francisco, Seattle (at home) and Atlanta. In all
                  five cases, the Rams either squandered or nearly squandered those leads in the
                  second half.

                  "If we could just not come in the locker room at halftime, I think that'd be
                  great," quarterback Gus Frerotte quipped. "Maybe we could just stay in the
                  corner (of the field), like they used to do in the old days."

                  Because something's not the same once the Rams come back for the second half.
                  To a large degree, it has been a season-long problem. Over the course of 12
                  games, St. Louis has been outscored 192-66 in the second half.

                  But the disparity has been much more noticeable and much more dumbfounding
                  over the past five weeks, a period during which the team has played noticeably
                  better.

                  "We just can't get complacent when we get a lead," cornerback Tye Hill said.
                  "That's basically our biggest thing now. When we get up big, we've got to find
                  a way to put teams away. Play through the last whistle."

                  The numbers are all but reversed in looking at the Rams' first- and second-half
                  offensive production over the past five contests.

                  Points: The Rams have scored 84 points in the first half but only 33 in the
                  second.

                  Yards: The Rams have gained 995 in the first half, 689 in the second.

                  Third-down conversions: 52.5 percent in the first half, 27.3 in the second.

                  First downs: 63 in the first half, 38 in the second.

                  Giveaways: One in the first half, four in the second.

                  "I think it's execution; it starts there," coach Scott Linehan said. "You look
                  at everything. What we are doing, (play) calling, how we are preparing through
                  the week. All of that."

                  But if there were an easy answer to what has gone wrong in the second half, it
                  wouldn't keep happening.

                  Are opposing coaches making better in-game and halftime adjustments? Are the
                  players simply letting down a bit with the lead? Are the Rams tiring down the
                  stretch because of a lack of conditioning?

                  In-game injuries have been a factor. Against Cleveland, the Rams lost Pro Bowl
                  running back Steven Jackson to back problems. Against...
                  -12-07-2007, 05:31 AM
                • rammiser
                  Another second half letdown.
                  by rammiser
                  What is going on with this team in the second half? Seems like almost every game we play good in the first half and stink up the joint in the second half. Is it the coaching staff, the players, fatigue, i just have no idea. We beat teams we shouldnt beat and lose to teams we should beat go figure. This team coaching staff included needs to learn how to finish games. They let Tampa linger around after they had their heart in hand at halftime. Instead of squashing it we carefully placed it back in their chest and supercharged it with lackluster effort in the second half. Something must change in these games we get leads in and then go super conservative with our prevent offense.
                  -10-24-2010, 03:15 PM
                • RamWraith
                  Here are some number for you
                  by RamWraith
                  Rams - 79
                  Opponents - 177

                  This is the points differences in the second half. Opponents have put up nearly a 100 more points on this team and we have only scored 79. That people is a problem. This should not be this way even with all the injuries, so no one can use that as an excuse. We are simply out coached in the second half on both sides of the ball. We make NO adjustments and are stale. All the life has been sucked from us by then.
                  -11-26-2007, 07:08 AM
                • chiguy
                  Halftime adjustments
                  by chiguy
                  Is it just me, or does it seem like Linehan gets outcoached at halftime of every game. We've seen this a few times now. We have a good game plan and play OK in the first half. We come out at halftime and the other team has us completely figured out while we keep doing the same thing. Its getting a little old.
                  -12-12-2006, 06:22 AM
                • AvengerRam_old
                  Celebrate*
                  by AvengerRam_old
                  The Rams won! Its time to celebrate!*


                  *Doesn't it bother you, though, that the Rams can't even put a bad team away at home and, once again, are vastly outplayed in the second half?
                  -12-02-2007, 04:50 PM
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