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    First of all, :p to Dez and Dod for getting to go. Just kidding guys! I envy all who do. Even if given the opportunity, don't know if my social anxieties would let me enjoy it.

    Second, thanks to the few who attended the chatroom during the game. It really enhances the experience when I have to catch the game on radio. The input and feedback is great. It's like having buddies over to watch the game. (I need to find me some football buddies.) Can't remember all the name, should get in the habit of writing them down, but thank you Blankman71, Shale, Daddo?, etc. etc. etc. (you know who you are).:confused:

    I am so glad we have Archuleta. He was making alot of stops out there yesterday. Seems, though, that we are relying on him a little too much. I'd like to see the defense stop the ball at or behind the line of scrimmage more instead of waiting till it gets out into our safeties' territory.

    I'm glad to see Wilken's is as solid as he was last year. Again, though, would rather see more touchdowns made and have him contribute more on the extra point (ok, I'm totally blocking out that mishandled snap, that wasn't his fault).

    Knowing how Faulk's knees are makes mine hurt. And yet, he plays as solid as he ever did. The whiners stopping him at the goal line though, did indicate that he can't be our go to guy all the time. That was smart going to Robinson for the touchdown. Throws them off the trail.

    Hakim can be a solid receiver when he doesn't try to over compensate. It's nice that he wants to redeem himself when he makes a mistake, but then he tries too hard and that makes me wonder where the confidence is. Saw highlights of his touchdown, he was glowing. Now that's the Hakim I like to see!

    That thumb was obviously still bothering Warner. Couldn't see them, but sounded like he had some wobbly passes and he wasn't going deep as much. Still shows patience and cool under pressure though.

    We so need to clean up some of those penalties. That one on the punt that gave the whiners another 4th down and the opportunity to convert and then take it in for a touchdown rather than turning it over can show how costly those mistakes can be. Of course there's no accounting for the bad calls by the biased officials. That just being pissy!

    Overall, could have been a better game, no doubt. But they did pull that rabbit out of the hat for the win. Here's hoping the next one gives our fingernails a chance to grow!

  • #2
    Mswistrm, it's ok u wouldn't have enjoyed being there.:-) The beer was cold, the sun hot, and there were thousands of rams fans taking over the tailgating area, so much so Dez Iain & I walked round before the game and the *ers fans wouldn't even smack talk. Sure they found their voices at half time but the offense shut them up again in the 2nd half.

    Archuleta had one great stop for a loss which was the play of the game for me.

    Running out of time just now , more on the game to follow


    • #3
      Love to see the ***** lose.

      I was starting to get a little pissed about the calls being made against the receivers. That one holding penalty was a joke.
      But they pulled it off!! I really liked the way the Rams are controlling the ball and the clock. That is the way to win games.
      Can't wait to see them next week - flying around at home!!
      Always a Rams Fan............

      Rex Allen Markel


      • #4
        Archuleta had a good game, but don't forget he dropped that sure interception, which forced them to punt, which had the phony penalty(the ram was pushed into the kicker), and thus they went on to score a touchdown.
        I have never seen a stat on 'missed turnovers'.

        But is was a good game, really nice to see them eat the time off the clock on that last drive! That was not a bad defense the Rams played yesterday.

        The officiating left a lot to be desired. They called a chop block on Holt (second penalty), and he missed the guy! Never even touched him! How can you call a penalty when there is no contact?? And then, in the second quarter, they missed a 9er clip right in front of the ref. A 'textbook' clip, and no flag pulled. There was something smelly in Frisco yesterday, and it wasn't Fisherman's Wharf !!!


        • #5
          that penalty was BS, the replacements could've seen it was incidental.

          Archuleta's the man, and is quickly turning into one of my faves. I don't think we are relying on him too much. It is never good to rely on a rookie at any position on any team. If anything we are correctly relying on Aeneas Williams - who was rearely seen on tv, proof he did the job of holding off owens.

          The D-Line is kinda disappointing, i need more sacks so i can start them on my fantasy team.

          Unlike holdouts, lockouts, etc. of players, the officials obviously didn't attempt to stay on their game.

          A win is a win, but we can't play like this against Miami, they're looking to be a lot tougher on both sides of the ball than the whiners and maybe even the eagles.


          • #6
            Cold beer....Hot sun....


            Great you guys cheered us to victory & had a blast!!

            Between our receivers being a little over aggressive & some lousy calls from the refs methinks the Winers would have been buried by halftime. Our downfield blocking was awesome on that *Plays of the week* catch & run by Ike!

            Williams had a solid game & did his job on Owens. We continue to stuff the run beautifully.

            Fields, Fletch, Mac & Arch were solid.

            Ahanotu looked good..Great vs the run.

            Grant Didn't look quite 100%

            All in all, a good grade for the 'D'

            BTW, did ya see sanfRAM? they were to meet @ the tower also.

            Go RAMS!!!
            Last edited by Guest; -09-24-2001, 02:58 PM.


            • #7
              Originally posted by DODRAM
              Mswistrm, it's ok u wouldn't have enjoyed being there.:-) The beer was cold, the sun hot, and there were thousands of rams fans taking over the tailgating area, so much so Dez Iain & I walked round before the game and the *ers fans wouldn't even smack talk. Sure they found their voices at half time but the offense shut them up again in the 2nd half.

              Archuleta had one great stop for a loss which was the play of the game for me.

              Running out of time just now , more on the game to follow
              mucho jealous man. Hopefully I will be with you for the bash nest year. What a dream seeing the rams beat the ***** at their pad!
              hope you enjoy the maiami game and shout to them for me!
              same for you Dez and Moira, have a good timw watching dem rams!

              ps are any of you goin to the panthers home game? I might have some cash by then!!! I know chris walker smith plans to and I may go along with him.
              The Breakfast Club. You want cheese with that?


              • #8
                Same Ol' 9ers

                Ditto on Adam! I knew he would be a huge player for us when we first got him in the draft. He will get better each game and I predict that he will be one of the premier defensive players in the NFL by the end of the season. He does need to hold on to those sure INT's though. :confused: I'm not sure why you think we are relying on him too much though. Remember, in the 'Cover 2' scheme, the safeties play up for the run and adjust to the pass. That's why you see the safeties involved more in tackles. It's not because the the opposing offense is getting deeper into the secondary. Also, in the "Cover 2", EVERYONE is flying to the bal;l, something we Ram fans haven't been used to seeing;) . I've never seen so many guys involved in almost every tackle. Watching the game on the tube, it seemed like every tackle on the 9ers involved 3 or more Rams! It's an incredible thing to watch! I am absolutely lovin every minute of it!

                As for more plays being made at or behind the line of scrimmage, I think you will see more of that as the D-Line improves. Grant is not 100% yet and Lewis is still learning. As the season progresses we should see much more disruption of opposing offenses at or behind the line of scrimmage. Also, don't forget that the first 2 games were against mobile, scrambling QB's. The main objective is to keep them in the pocket, not flush them out where they are dangerous. Unfortunately, Jeff seemed to be able to find a seam a few times right in the middle of the line. But when we go up against pocket passers, we should definately see more stops at ot behind the line, and more sacks as well.

                Jeff is definately Mr. Automatic since the begining of last season. It's great to know that we can count on him when we have to. However, I agree that we need to be scoring more TD's and less FG's (some improvement by the offense in the red zone would be nice).

                :cool: As for Marshall, what can you say? The guy is incredible, repaired knees not withstanding. He has lost a step in overall speed because of it, but his moves are still the best in the NFL. The way he and Kurt always seem to be in a zone with each other is poetry to watch. Marshall always seems to know when Kurt is in trouble and finds an open spot, and Kurt always seems to know that Marshall is there when he needs him and is always able to find him for a safety valve when his other options aren't there. If we lost Marshall, our offense would really be hurt. I cringe every time I see him get hit.

                Hakim is Hakim! Always capable of the big play, and at the same time he's always capable of the big gaff!:rolleyes:

                Kurt's thumb is fine, as Martz keeps saying. It isn't 100%, but the two throws of over 20 yards he completed (one for a TD) were pretty as a picture. Too bad Bruce got his stripped away. the only ball that looked limp was the bomb Kurt tried to throw to Holt that fluttered like a lame duck. However, with appologies to John Madden, it had nothing to do with Kurt's thumb, but rather the famous winds in San Fran.

                :mad: The penalties are getting ridiculous! Both games could have been and should have been blowouts if not for all the penalties! We've got to stop shooting ourselves in the foot. Like I've always said, only the Rams' offense can stop the Rams' offense. Let's learn how to block people!!!

                Overall. we are 2-0 against two great teams on the road. We will only get better each game and the rest of the league had better watch out! Our Rams are on their way to the big show once again!


                • #9
                  didn't meet Sanfran I did here people saying he was supposed to be there but I'm not sure that he was in the same crowd. But there were so many Rams fans there it was difficult to met them all. I did met GRITS for the first time after having read his posts lots of times


                  • #10
                    Thanks for looking! I've read a lot of GRITS' posts also, never met him yet. He *reads* like he is quite a character & great RAMS fan. Some day I hope to hook up with him & other fans. The 'Herdfest' last year @ the StL/SF Sept. game was just undescribably soooo cool!

                    This years 'Herdfest was cancelled due to the Sept. 11th tradgedy. All of the $$ from the refunded tickets were donated to the HEROS in that travesty.
                    Last edited by Guest; -09-26-2001, 11:29 AM.


                    • #11
                      Refunded tickets? I thought those were supposed to still be good for the makeup game in January.


                      • #12
                        They are good!

                        Allow me to re-phrase my statement: The ticket holders WANT to donate the $$ refunded (If possible). The tickets ARE good for the make-up game.

                        2 Posts>>>

                        "ScRam, Ticket Info..."
                        ScRam, I spoke with a lady at the ticket office today about possibly getting a refund. She
                        said (after she said no refunds) they are looking at each situation on a case by case
                        scenario. She said they have already refund $$ to people who got their military orders.
                        She said because they are all on your credit card and you have the conf. #, you must be
                        the contact person.

                        She also said, you'd need names and geographically locations for those requesting a refund. Didn't sound like any "locals" will be getting a refund.

                        "Important Ticket Info..***PLEASE READ!!!***"
                        Important HERDfest Ticket post....**PLEASE READ!**"
                        I know several of you for various reasons will not be able to make it to the game.....
                        I work in a plant of 700+.....I can most likely get rid of anybodies who needs me to...
                        Remember, I gave $37 each for them & added $3 to cover my costs.......

                        I will get you $40 each out of your tickets....The word is out in my plant that I may have tickets & a line is already forming......

                        I have moved since you sent me your money, so E me at [email protected] for my new mailing address before sending them to me....

                        A side note to those who may now want to go to the game who couldn't before(hint,hint Zack & Ewe!!).....You can E me also, but this is going to be a 1st come, 1st serve thing as I work my hardest to get all these hard working people back their money!!



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                          The Curse Of The 9ers
                          by Guest
                          What will officials dream up Sunday night when the Rams take the field in San Francisco? Let’s turn back to 1998. The first call occurred with the Colts leading 21-7. The ball was intercepted by Indianapolis defensive back Jeff Burris in his own end zone. He returned it to the 9ers' 32-yard line, which almost certainly would have led to a 24-7 lead and, given the way that Peyton Manning was carving up the 9ers' at the time, most likely an insurmountable 28-7 lead. Instead, the officials called Burris for "holding" and the 9ers were handed the ball back and ultimately a touchdown.

                          On the 9ers' next possession, Young again threw a pick, again it was overruled ruled by a defensive holding penalty, and again the 9ers got the ball back and scored. The result of the botched calls? A point swing of a minimum of 14 and as much as 28 points. The blown calls by the referees were so bad; the NFL had to come out with a statement in essence apologizing for the poor officiating.

                          The Colts farce allowed the 9ers to host the wildcard game Enter Green Bay, a team they hadn’t beat in 5 tries. A Jerry Rice fumble was ruled down by the referees, and four plays later, a touchdown pass to Terrell Owens.

                          Enter New York; another playoff game which the 9ers had little chance of winning even with all the referee huddles that always end in gifting the 9ers the ball or the call. Even though the Giants blew a sizeable lead and deserved to lose the game given the fact that they laid down like dogs for the 9ers one cannot deny the injustice of the referee shenanigans which gifted the 9ers yet another referee aided win. Once again the NFL had to cut and paste their 49er apologist bile as if this sort of thing is not common in the NFL. Oh wait they are right, its not common place in the NFL unless it’s an important 49er game.

                          Does anyone remember the game last year? The NHS describes it best in this snippet.

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                        • RamFan_Til_I_Die
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                          -We had a convincing win in week 1. Plenty to be excited about. Surely we'll have more Rams fans at the game right? Nope. It was pathetic. Of those 57,000 in attendance, I would guess it was a 60/40 split Rams/Redskins fans, and those Skins fans put us to shame. Who had the delay of game penalties and wasted timeouts due to crowd noise? The Rams did. The Rams fans in attendance were eerily quiet, especially in the 4th quarter. Hekker and other Rams kept trying to get the crowd pumped, and people just sat and stared. It was a truly pathetic day for Rams fans in L.A. Make all the excuses you want, but this was just pathetic.

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                          -Gurley was a different man than last week. I think he took the Rams pathetic run game personally last week and it showed today, especially after the rough start yesterday. He kicked it into a higher gear for 3 quarters and reminded me of his rookie season. Let's hope he can keep this up.

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                          -What in the actual heck happened in the first quarter on that double penalty placing the ball on the 2 yard line? What a debacle that was. The refs had no clue what they were doing. If only the hold occurred, against the Rams occurred the get the ball around the 15 yard line, then they say the penalties offset so they place the ball where the tackle occurred around the 27. Then they say just kidding the ball should go on the 2 yard line. What? Would like to hear what they said on TV about it, and if it was a legit rule they pulled out of their arse, it needs to be changed, cause that was just plain stupid.

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                        • RamWraith
                          Archuleta's Big Play Saves the Day
                          by RamWraith
                          Sunday, September 25, 2005

                          By Nick Wagoner
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                          After a year that he would call his worst in the NFL because of some missed opportunities to make big plays, Adam Archuleta is starting to make a habit of making the biggest plays when the Rams need them the most.

                          In other words, Archuleta is starting to look like the Archuleta that everyone in St. Louis knows he can be.

                          One week after coming up with a sack to ice the Arizona game, Archuleta came up with an interception that he returned 85 yards for a touchdown. With St. Louis trailing 10-0 and the Titans on the verge of a 17-0 lead and potential blowout victory, Archuleta jumped Titans’ receiver Drew Bennett’s crossing route at the 15 and went untouched into the end zone.

                          “Watching him come off the field it was like he got this ton of bricks off his back,” coach Mike Martz said. “Adam is back. He played very well today.”

                          Archuleta tacked on six tackles and a pass defended in unofficial press box statistics, but none of those plays could compare to the interception for a touchdown.

                          That 14-point swing turned into an avalanche of 24 unanswered points for the Rams and got a stagnant offense going.

                          As Archuleta crossed the goal line, he flung the ball at the stands and hit a woman in the front row, who appeared to make a heck of a catch. The excitement of making a big play wasn’t just obvious in looking at Archuleta.

                          All of his teammates appreciated the play, too. But Archuleta said this is the kind of thing he has come to expect from himself.

                          “It meant a lot to me actually,” Archuleta said. “There was a couple times I can remember last year that a similar play came up and I didn’t make it. I took that as a hit to my pride. I want to be the guy to make those plays not miss them. That is huge for my confidence knowing I am going to make those plays.”

                          Archuleta has gone on record calling last season his worst in the league, but he was hampered most of the year by a back injury that kept him from being able to touch his toes, let alone make big plays on the football field.

                          The touchdown return was the first interception return of his career for a score and his third of his career. Archuleta has made a habit of giving himself a long way to run on the returns, following his 93-yard return of a fumble against Tampa Bay last season.

                          But that is a trend that Archuleta certainly has no problem with.

                          “On the next couple series, I definitely felt it,” Archuleta said. “I’m glad they didn’t try and attack me in those series, but I’ll take that (feeling) any day.”

                          As for the whereabouts of the ball he fired into the stands, Archuleta wouldn’t mind having it back, but he doesn’t mind losing it.

                          “That’s my gift to her I guess,” Archuleta said.

                          -09-26-2005, 05:27 AM
                        • HornIt
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                          Yes folks it’s true. The thing you never, ever, thought could possibly happen, happened.

                          Rams castoff Chris Johnson, the guy who stepped out of bounds on the Rams own 1 yard line on a kickoff return the first time he ever touched the ball as a Ram, made the Rams pay dearly Saturday night for their decision to set him adrift in the NFL sea of uncertainty. Well, he hooked on with the Raiders and haunted the Rams much of the night, be it with his excellent coverage or his TD saving big plays such as knocking the ball out of Fitzharvard’s hands as he was driving for the goal line and through the back of the end zone.

                          This was just sort of the way the entire night went. Nothing much went right. What could go wrong did go wrong. Even what we thought couldn’t go wrong, such as Johnson getting his revenge, went wrong.

                          Funny thing though is, after digesting my first viewing of the game and then watching it again on NFLN this afternoon, maybe not as much actually went wrong as I thought it did initially, and as a lot of people thought it did initially. At least, not as many fundamentally bad things came out of the game as it first appeared.

                          This would seem to give credence to the age old adage, never do game analysis after only one emotionally invested viewing of the game. You may just see things much differently after you’ve had a chance to get over the original disappointment of the results not being exactly what you were hoping for. That’s what happened to me this time anyway.

                          Watching it all again, really only two things stuck out in my mind as being responsible for how bad things appeared on first viewing last night. Those two things were penalties and Bulger, in that order.

                          The key play in every Raiders scoring drive was some kind of key penalty, and not just any old penalty, but big, huge, game changing penalties. 10 penalties for 157 yards, and the worst thing about that is, several of them truly were completely bogus calls. But even if they weren’t, it’s better news than the initial news that they simply got their butts whooped. That actually didn’t happen.

                          Additionally, contrary to the popular narrative thus far, they were not conservative on offense and they did actually show quite a bit of their passing game, and they were making a concerted effort to go vertical and get the ball downfield. The thing is, they (mostly Bulger in this case) just didn’t execute.

                          Think of 44 passes and 17 rushes, averaged 13 yards per completion and does that sound conservative to you? Does that sound like they didn’t open up at least a little? The problem on offense last night was not a lack of imagination, it was a lack of execution.

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