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  • Preseason Takeaways

    We had 12 this preseason, compared to just one last year. I don't care if it is the preseason, that's something to get excited about. You can't chalk up 11 additional takeaways to "it's just the preseason."


    Thoughts?

  • #2
    Re: Preseason Takeaways

    You sure we had 12 take-aways this preseason?

    I thought I saw that it was +7 compared to a -5 from last year for an improvement of +12?

    Yeah, this higher math gets me too... ;)
    RnD

    GO RAMS!!

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    • #3
      Re: Preseason Takeaways

      Originally posted by shower beers View Post
      We had 12 this preseason, compared to just one last year. I don't care if it is the preseason, that's something to get excited about. You can't chalk up 11 additional takeaways to "it's just the preseason."


      Thoughts?
      I completely agree, shower. A ratio from -5 last year to +9 this year?!?! A 14 TO swing?!?!? That's beautiful, preaseason or not.
      The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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      • #4
        Re: Preseason Takeaways

        Originally posted by ramsanddodgers View Post
        You sure we had 12 take-aways this preseason?

        I thought I saw that it was +7 compared to a -5 from last year for an improvement of +12?

        Yeah, this higher math gets me too... ;)

        I saw this in the espn recap of the game, so I only assumed as much. You could be right, though. Regardless, it's still a very good number.

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        • #5
          Re: Preseason Takeaways

          how come when a good thing or stat is put up guys say it's preseason but it's still great but when you comment on something that went wrong, guys say oh it's no big deal it's only preseason don't worry about it. Just a question ? but back to the post,that is really good and nice to see by the defense but the offense still needs to take advantage of those turnovers and put some points on the board to win games.
          Last edited by jkramsfan; -09-04-2009, 08:57 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: Preseason Takeaways

            JK's right, in that good things we attribute to it being more than just the preseason, and it's true it was just the preseason, but I think that it's a significant trend change with a +14 TO change in just 4 games.

            That said, how many of those takeaways came from the first string offenses? Those are the ones that really count.
            I believe!:ram:

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            • #7
              Re: Preseason Takeaways

              Just like I prefer they be 3-1 instead of 1-3 in preseason, I'd rather they were +9 than -5. Preseason or not.

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              • #8
                Re: Preseason Takeaways

                The defense had 2 takeaways in the first game, 3 in the second, 4 in the fourth and 3 last night.

                Preseason or not, this is the one area the Rams were consistently solid. 12 forced turnovers is impressive and if the trend can continue, it will be a difference maker. Little, Laurinaitis, Atogwe, Q. Butler and King were all contributors to the turnover fest.

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                • #9
                  Re: Preseason Takeaways

                  I agree, it is only preseason, but its nice to see them winning games. Winning means they are improving. I know they have allot of work to do, but I think they are headed in the right direction.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Preseason Takeaways

                    I'd certainly trade some of the more fortunate bounce/right place & right time turnovers for a few more 3 & outs by the D but we DID convert quite a few into points which is significant.

                    From no picks last year by the D in preseason to 5 this year is a hopeful trend. I think we forced one fumble; this year 7 or 8.

                    Same with sacks; our D got 5 in'08 & 12 this year.

                    QB protection is still shaky and Boller was lucky not to be picked a couple of times but with the injuries on the O-line,at QB, a new system and new WRs, I thought the ball protection in & out of the QB's hands looked better as well.

                    Playing mistake-free football through their first few games is the only thing,imo, that kept The Skins from a miserable season as opposed to disappointing one. We need that same help this year & looked better-equipped to help ourselves if we get the chances.

                    Not having Stoner StoneHands (aka Fakhir), So Bad We Paid Him Twice, on the field is a good start.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Preseason Takeaways

                      I'll defer to Nick, I was only repeating what I thought I heard during the broadcast.
                      Gets me in trouble pert near every time.

                      Regardless of the number, it shows improvement and that is a positive.

                      Yup, I feel like I lost an electron! >8)
                      RnD

                      GO RAMS!!

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