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  • Timeouts

    Where did all the timeouts go. I put this one on the coach.

  • #2
    Re: Timeouts

    I agree, I was furious about that. we had over a minute stil lleft in the half with 3 time outs. I think we should have at least tried to get in field goal range and try to add 3 more. Had we tried and made it we woulda went in at the half up 10-6. Losing 9-7 those three potential points were huge. Then to come out in the third and burn all three within minutes...I dont understand.


    • #3
      Re: Timeouts

      We will be working on that. We did the same last week too. It's kinda weird, but I think it'll be better.


      • #4
        Re: Timeouts

        I would have rather seen them try to move the ball on that 4th and 2 rather than have them burn that last timeout when the skins defense didn't jump at that fake punt. That was pretty frustrating.


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        • RamWraith
          Post Game Quotes
          by RamWraith
          Head Coach Jim Haslett

          (On injury to Derek Stanley)
          “Just to give you an injury update on Derek Stanley, he has a knee injury and he will have a MRI tomorrow. I think it is a significant injury, but we hope it is not, but he will have a MRI tomorrow.”

          (On the game)
          “If nothing else this team is going to learn quickly in the future that when you have a chance to put a team away early in the game, that these turnovers are going to come back and get you sooner or later. Derek’s (Stanley) turnover led to seven points, then (TE) Joe Klopfenstein took seven off the board when it should have been 24-0 at halftime. When you let a team like that hang around and they come out and get the ball in the second half and they get a couple of field goals, then they are back into the game. You have a chance to really take care of it in the first half and you don’t do it, if nothing else hopefully this team will learn that that is the most important thing in the game.”

          (On the Klopfenstein fumble and defenders being near him)
          “To me putting the ball to the ground doesn’t make a difference, you are responsible for that ball. He was wide open, he caught it, and he had enough time to cover it up and get to the ground.”

          (On G Richie Incognito’s penalties)
          “I saw the pre-snap penalty but I didn’t see the holding penalty.”

          (On WR Torry Holt’s offensive pass interference call by the referee)
          “I am not going to touch that. That is a young guy over there, a rookie referee. I am not sure what he saw, but obviously he thought it was pass interference and we have to live with it. If that is what he called it then that is what he called it.”

          (On RB Kenneth Darby being in for the last possessions and Steven Jackson)
          “Because RB Steven Jackson was light headed and the doctor said he was down and he (the doctor) didn’t want him to go in, then he came in on the third down. That is why he was in there.

          I am not really sure what happened with Steven, but when the trainer comes up and says that he is out until he is ready then he is out.”

          (On passing the ball three times during the final possessions)
          “We had no timeouts, and we were trying to get a first down. We were trying to get a field goal and try to win the game.”

          (On WR Derek Stanley attempting something different and risky)
          “I don’t know if it is risky, we ran about six or seven reverses today. I don’t think that was risky. He is a punt returner/kickoff returner, to me that is risky. Running a reverse is just carrying a football.”

          (On the play of RB Steven Jackson)
          “I thought that Steven had a great first half, he didn’t get much going in the second half as far as the running game. He had 81-yards rushing in the first half and ended the game with 91 yards. It was a good first half. Obviously we didn’t get enough going...
          -12-15-2008, 04:57 AM
        • RamWraith
          Head Coach Scott Linehan
          by RamWraith
          Head Coach Scott Linehan

          (On game)
          “The game was a real close game for the first three quarters. We spent a good deal of our time defensively on the wrong side of the field and offensively on the wrong side of the field. It is tough to overcome the field position battle. You spend the whole time playing on the long field or the short field. I don’t have the numbers in front of me of how many plays we spent on the minus part of the field. I know that 41 of their 53 plays were on the plus side of the field for them. You are not going to beat a good football team like this doing that. We had some plays that weren’t made, and we can go back and say ‘if we made that play here or if we finished that drive before the half’ we could have at least tied the game up. Again we have to give them credit for executing better than us.”

          (On why the kick cover units are struggling)
          “We have to keep looking at who is on there. We have done a lot of shuffling and moving people in and out of there and we have not found the right combination. It has not been a bright spot for us, we have made some adjustments and made some progress for a few weeks, but we have not been consistent. We all need to take credit for that.”

          (On scoring in the second half)
          “We are working on it, we haven’t been able to execute it. When you jump off sides and getting holding calls and give up a sack and you have to overcome that plus go 80 or 90 yards each time, it is hard to score points. We have not played good as a team in the second half. You can focus on offense, defense or special teams but our team has not been a good second half team. Our fourth quarter scoring and our ability to stop people in the fourth quarter has not been good enough. You have to win fourth quarters if you want to win in this league.”

          (On the defense breakdown on the Greg Jennings TD catch)
          “There was zero man coverage and I think we had a miscommunication between a couple of players as to who was going to take the vertical and who had the underneath coverage. Obviously you can’t do that.”

          (On QB Marc Bulger’s play in the first half versus the second half)
          “I credit their defense for tighter coverage, they got an early interception and that factored into it a little bit. Once we got behind we got into a little bit of a passing mode, more than what we had anticipated. I thought Bulger played very good except for a couple of plays that could have been made, but he is the quarterback and he throws the passes.”

          (On RB Steven Jackson)
          “He is a great football player, and I think that game time is when you give him the football. I think we did a good job of getting him involved early and being able to run the ball. We still continue to try and mount some drives in a the run game.”
          -12-16-2007, 06:15 PM
        • RamDez
          Mike Holmgren comments following the Rams game
          by RamDez
          Mike Holmgren comments following the Rams game

          Opening comments: "Well, that’s a tough way to lose a football game. As good as we were in the first half, I thought we were average to below average in the second half. Give the Rams credit, they hung in there. I still thought we were in pretty good shape when we kicked the field goal to go up 27-10. But they made big plays, that didn’t consume much of the clock, and really that was the story at the end."

          Q: Did the defense possibly let up after getting the big lead?
          Holmgren: "I’m not sure. I thought our defense played a really fine first half. Trufant made a really fine interception in the second half. As I’ve said all along, we’re quite young, and we have to learn to handle being ahead in a game as well as being behind in a game in close situations. We’ll talk to them about that. The one thing that’s really good is that they’re very honest. We’ll look at the film and see where we could have done better."

          Q: Were you a little too conservative on offense in the second half?
          Holmgren: "In a normal set of circumstances, the way we were playing defense, I didn’t expect them to score so quickly. We had been pretty good at making them drive the ball and not giving up big plays. We had a couple of chances to complete passes and we didn’t. That is something I will look at, too. For the game to come out the way it did, what had to happen happened. A long punt return, a couple long plays. In a normal type of situation, I don’t think they had enough time, but certainly we have to coach to that, because they got it. They did it."

          Q: What happened on the Seahawks final drive at the end of regulation?
          Holmgren: "We completed one, and we should have completed another. We had Bobby [Engram] wide open over the middle. They were bunching a bunch of guys up there to stop the run, so we threw it. I have confidence in our ability to do that. We hit one and missed one."

          Q: You threw the ball on the last two plays of regulation.
          Holmgren: "We talked about that on the sidelines. We had one play to gain four or five yards, and if we complete the ball the game is over, so I thought we should try that."

          Q: Is this a lesson learned that statistics don’t always mean a lot?
          Holmgren: "There are a lot of lessons to be learned every week, probably. The statistics can be misleading at times, but they also are what they are. Having said that, we have to look and see if we could have done better in certain areas, or what we did. Before it gets too much doom and gloom, we’re still 3-1, we’re still leading the division. After the first four games of the season, we’re still in good shape record wise and all that. The difficult thing is that we felt that this is a game we could have won, but we didn’t. But we will bounce back next week." Q: What is...
          -10-10-2004, 09:42 PM
        • RamWraith
          Martz on the Mike
          by RamWraith
          Head Coach Mike Martz
          Tuesday, October 12, 2004

          (Opening statement)
          “Obviously this is a terrific win for this football team and organization. It means a lot in many respects. We are getting better, they did not get disillusioned. There were a lot of young players that learned how to compete, and stay in it. We had some players show up in this game that made plays to help us win this game. Guys like (Shaun) McDonald, Kevin Curtis, of course Brandon (Manumaleuna) with his touchdown catch, and Steven Jackson. DeJuan Groce came in and just did an outstanding job. We’re making progress, and we’re getting better. I know the first half didn’t turn come out the way any of us wanted, but they didn’t give up. When we went in at halftime, it was what we needed to do, it’s a step-by-step process, and here’s how we need to go about it, and they weren’t discouraged, and of course they were able to get the job done. I was very happy and pleased with the effort and how hard they played in the second half. When we had to make a play, somebody made a play. I was very pleased with the effort of the offensive line, particularly Grant Williams in the second half. He gave up a sack in the first half, and a rush on that side, but he came back in the second half and was outstanding on the right side. He was a major reason that Marc (Bulger) was able to move around and make some of the throws that he did. It was a great effort overall as a football team. I though special teams was very solid, the punt return was huge, and I though we covered their kickoffs very well. It was just a solid effort on the kickoff returns. It was Sean Landeta’s best effort so far, in my opinion, in terms of punting the ball. He had great hang time and distance, and there was only one return. Second half, we just need to continue from there, and continue to build. Offensive player of the game, although he had three interceptions, is Marc Bulger. To have three interceptions and to come back and compete and to play at the level that he did, and make those kinds of plays under pressure, is clearly a statement about not just what type of person he is, but the incredible player that he is. Special teams wise, Eric Flowers, four tackles on special teams, just an incredible job. Just a special mention for Trev Faulk again, he had three (tackles). Our defensive player of the game, Tommy Polley, with 10 tackles and a pass broken up. Just a great comeback by Tommy, he was out with a fractured rib, and did a great job coming back and making his presence felt on this football team. All in all obviously it was a terrific win for us, but as all games at this point, we have to have a short memory and get ready for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers here on Monday night.”

          (On Seattle’s defense on third down)
          “They changed quite a bit on third downs. They changed every third down. One was pressure, one was two, one was four, one was man, they changed everything. It all...
          -10-13-2004, 05:26 AM
        • tomahawk247
          3 - 51
          by tomahawk247
          just look at that.
          is that a stat line for a receiver?
          is that the amount of penalties and yardage given up by the Rams in a game? is that the score in a massive blow out loss?

          actually its neither.
          its the amount the Rams have been outscored in the past two 2nd quarters combined. i dont know what it is about the second quarter, but that is where the opposition scores the most of its points.

          maybe its because after the first quarter the opposing defence works out our gameplan so gets some big defensive plays and our offence gets stale. maybe the opposition justs hustles a bit more knowing they can get a decent lead before half time. or maybe the team just gives up and knows they have one quarter of being able to do nothing before Haslett can tear into them at half time

          whatever is the case, there is no excuse for that kind of scoring
          -11-17-2008, 01:58 AM