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  • The Guru Speaks

    Greetings, my children. I haven't really been away, I just kept quiet until this game.

    I wish to speak of our team. Yes, those wonderful men in the horns we tune in to watch each and every week. Right now, I feel safe from the slaughterhouse since I have been looking more like a jackass than a cow for picking the Rams to win, but I'll be a Homer.

    It almost paid off today. One less dropped ball, one less penalty, and we should have had that game in our grasp. I thought it funny that the media proclaimed our offensive line hamburger at the hands of Haynesworth, but from what saw, our guys did just fine.

    Two things surprised me this game - I don't recall the ref saying anything about Barron having a false start, or Richie having any temper tantrums. I am truly moo-ved by this development.

    I do wish we could have won. However, I did see some improvement from last week...make that a LOT of improvement. Now, with the Rams coming home next week to play the Packers, one can only ope the Packers stink it up like some old Limburger.

    Oh, and if you're going to the game, try the chicken sandwiches. I hear they are a lot better than the burgers.

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  • RamWraith
    Head Coach Scott Linehan--Friday, October 06, 2006
    by RamWraith
    (Opening statement)

    “Our standard Friday. Just an update injury-wise. Just based on the last couple of weeks and what happened, still list Orlando as questionable. Looks better. He’s felt good all week so that looks better. Actually we’ll probably downgrade Fahkir Brown for this game. His ankle has gotten steadily worse through the week. It will be a gameday decision. We certainly have a plan for that and good depth for our secondary for that. Those are really the only significant things from the injury standpoint.”



    (On who will start in Brown’s spot if he does not play)

    “We’ll have to talk about that…exactly who will do it. I think it makes sense to certainly…the options that we’ve had before where we’ve played him. Right now we’re going to have to talk about what we do as far as starting. I don’t know. I just actually found out that Fahkir, through this practice, wasn’t going to be able to go. We’ll have to decide based on personnel.”



    (On Brown’s condition this week)

    “It bothered him, and then after this last game…you’ve got a little swelling in there and it swelled, and through Wednesday’s practice, it pretty much just didn’t feel any better. It actually got a little worse Wednesday. Didn’t do much Thursday’s practice, yesterday. He’s not the type of guy that would ever complain about something being sore, but if it was bothering him…he just wasn’t able to go very much yesterday. We just pretty much kept him out of most of the stuff today.”



    (On moving up CB Jerametrius Butler)

    “Certainly Butler gets in the mix if wasn’t able to go. As far as who starts, in a lot of the nickel situations, guys played a lot. We’ll kind of bang it around as to who’s going to actually start the game, but we’ve got some other things that we’ve got to do as far as when we have to go nickel and things like that. There’s like a couple options that way. We hadn’t really planned on this until now, so we’ve got to talk about it as a staff.”



    (On if T Orlando Pace will play on Sunday)

    “I think we’ll know for sure by the gameday. I think you just have to evaluate how he feels tomorrow, and then how he feels gameday. I don’t think you ever just make any assumption. You make sure he feels as good as he’s felt all week. I don’t see there being any problem. I didn’t think he would have a problem the last time either, so we’ll just play that one by ear.”



    (On if a test will determine if Pace’s status)

    “I think we’re through the testing as far as how he’s doing there. I think it has more to do with how he feels and what the doctors say as we evaluate him every day.”



    (On how much Pace practiced today)

    “He practiced the whole practice. He didn’t miss one snap.”



    (On how...
    -10-06-2006, 03:29 PM
  • RamWraith
    Bulger and Jackons quotes November 14
    by RamWraith
    QB Marc Bulger

    November 14, 2007



    (On the improved performance of the offense in the last two games)

    “I’d say a big part of that is Steven (Jackson). You can’t ignore the fact that when he’s in there good things happen. He just brings that energy we need in the huddle and if we can keep him healthy I think we’ll continue to get better and score more points.”



    (On being more in sync with his receivers against New Orleans than any other game this year)

    “I think just having that extra second to let them get open. Those guys know when I’m getting hit early that they have to break their routes off short and our timing gets off, but when they know I’m getting time and the line’s going, they can get that extra move and know that I can hold it and they can get that separation. There’s definitely more separation this week than in the past and I think that’s because of the line giving me more time.”



    (On WR Drew Bennett)

    “His health is good – that helps. We worked on that play in the end zone. We didn’t hook up earlier in the year. I threw an interception because I don’t think we were on the same page. We made a conscious effort to work on that. We got the matchup we wanted and it was just nice that we practiced it while the defense was going last week and it paid off. He did a good job on some deep routes, too, so if we can keep getting him going it’ll take some pressure off of Ike (Isaac Bruce) and Torry (Holt), too.”



    (On the ***** pass rush)

    “It’s a 3-4, which is a little different. They do like to blitz the inside guys a lot. I just don’t think we played well up front last time. I think would tell you that. We did get some big plays and threw for a lot of yards, but it was at the expense of getting me killed. We just have to do a better job up front of establishing a running game, which will help. I think our defense is playing better. If they can give us some good field position, that will help. If we play from behind, that hurts, too.”



    (On being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week)

    “When you’re a quarterback and you get it, it’s a whole offensive award. When receivers get it or a running backs gets it, it’s an individual thing. It’s not a big deal, it just shows that our line played well, our receivers played well, Steven played well. It’s a good thing for our offense.”



    (On how you become a better team at this point in the season)

    “Keep winning games. You hear college coaches and NFL coaches say how good of a team you are, but in this business it’s about winning and the bottom line. If you’re 1-8, you’re not a good team. If we can win a couple more games and get a more respectable record then I can say we’re a better team, but we’re still 1-8 and that’s a bad football...
    -11-14-2007, 06:11 PM
  • RamsFanSam
    I am so tired of this.
    by RamsFanSam
    Every game this season, the Rams have looked a little bit better. Our offense looked the best it has all year, Bulger led a two-minute offense that was reminiscent of days past, Amendola is giving our return game something it has been missing for years, and our defense is stepping it up, somewhat inconsistently, but still better than it has in the past two seasons.

    We went into Jacksonville today with a desire to come out with a win. It came down to the last 7 seconds before we ended up going for a tie instead of a win. Spags played it safe for a chance to win instead of gambling and possibly losing. The decision to go for three may have been the wrong one (remember Carolina in the playoffs a few years ago?) but it gave our guys something they haven't had in a long time - hope.

    So what am I tired of? I'm tired of the fans who are too busy whining about Bulger (who did a great job today), fans who are complaining about our defense (who actually did a decent job) to notice that we are getting better.

    Yeah, let's trade our best player. That way, we can get a RB who runs like crap - because that's all that's left in free agency. Let's bench our QB - the one who knows the plays and is really showing that he can execute once again. That way, we can start someone who can't be consistent at throwing either completions or interceptions. Let's trash the whole team - after all, it's only been six weeks, and if they haven't won us a super bowl by now, they never will.

    I'm not looking at the team through rose colored glasses. I'm being realistic. The Rams are bad - no doubt about it. But the Rams of week six are far better than the Rams of week one. I didn't expect a quick turnaround. Even Spags said it will take time. Anyone who thought we'd be an NFL powerhouse by now should at least try to be realistic.

    Most of us on here thought we should have won today. I'm one of them. Anyone who is whining about the effort put forth by anyone on the team today needs to watch the game again, because the game I watched showed a Rams team that fought hard for a win. Had we won the coin toss in OT...we would have had that elusive "W".

    For those of you who think whining about things will make you a good fan, or will change the team, I've got news for you.

    It makes you look like a fair-weather fan, and the team isn't going to change the road they are on just because you think you know the way to go.
    -10-18-2009, 07:41 PM
  • Bruce=GOAT
    @ packers - Very good announcers
    by Bruce=GOAT
    I am usually very critical of the commentaters for Rams games, but I must say, Kenny Albert and Brian Baldinger are providing excellent commentary for this game. Albert is very serious as a play by play man (which is great) and "Baldy" provides great "color" as a change of pace announcer. I am just wondering if anyone else has noticed this? We tend to complain when things are not well, but hardly ever compliment outstanding efforts by announcers. This certainly beats Cris Collinsworth to death , doesn't it?
    -10-08-2006, 01:56 PM
  • evil disco man
    Steven Jackson Blog: A Week To Remember
    by evil disco man
    Steven Jackson | A Week to Remember | Official Website of Steven Jackson www.sj39.com

    10/07/2010 - 02:02
    A Week to Remember
    by Steven Jackson

    Welcome back to my blog, everybody. It's been a great week for the Rams, and a great week to be a Rams fan.

    I have to start this out with a shoutout to all of my fans. The encouragement I've been receiving from you all has been very humbling. You have been there since day one, supporting me through the thick and thin, and acknowledging my efforts and my competitive spirit. It's something that I will always have and the support is something I'll never overlook. I'm greatly thankful for my fans and their kind words.

    The Rams fan base as a whole has been amazing. To give them something to cheer about has been special. The Dome is starting to get loud again. With the noise they're creating, offenses are picking up penalties, which are helping us. To be able to have them behind us, to support us and give us energy, it's been a blessing.

    It really does help a lot. It allows for the us to feed off the energy that the crowd is creating for us to give our team that extra boost and pull out whatever we have left in us. The win over Seattle was great for all of us and I just knew going in that I had to be in there with this team.

    I knew that this win could potentially propel us to turn this organization and this team around because Seattle has had our number for so long. Our last win against them was in a 2005 playoff game my rookie year. It's been quite some time since we had a chance to beat that organization and since then, the division has been going through either Seattle or Arizona for the title.

    Every year we set a goal to win our division and then hopefully to go on and win a Super Bowl, but in order to even get to the playoffs, you have to win your divisional games. It was a huge game that we all knew was going to be a tough task. They've had our number. They know our personnel really well. They're a team that matches up with us really well.

    So last week when I injured my groin and I had my MRI and everything came out to be a minor deal, I wanted to take every chance to leave the window of opportunity open to play in the game. I knew then that I was going to do everything in my power to make sure I could get out there and play.

    I worked like crazy to get myself back and be able to take part in that game. I felt like, even if I didn't have a lot of yards, or statistically my numbers weren't that impressive, my presence would draw enough attention that it would allow our other playmakers on the field to get open. I knew I could play that chess match with the other players and Seattle's defensive coordinator.

    I didn't go into the game thinking I was going to break an NFL record or anything but I knew that me at 80 percent or 90 percent was still going...
    -10-07-2010, 09:16 PM
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