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    Once a solid aspect of the Packer's squad, they suddently find themselves thin and weak at the safety position.

    Hard-hitting Atari Bigby is out for Sunday's game. Ballhawk Nick Collins is questionable with a chest injury. They uexpectedly cut Bigby's replacement, Aaron Rouse, on Wednesday. If these players are out, it leaves only Charlie Peprah, and Matt Giordano, who was brought off the street to replace Rouse, as the only true safeties available on the roster. 4th year CB Derrick Martin, would also figure into this mix.

    None of the three available safeties are very physical, or very big. Expect the Rams to try to get Robinson deep in the seams to attack the deepest levels of the weakened Packer secondary. If we can force these safeties back, Jackson could potentially see some huge gaps later in the game ...

    It will be interesting to see how this coaching staff attacks an exposed weakness like the Packers have in this instance. The previous regime would fail miserably. I have faith that this group will succeed ...

    This Ram's team has played hard on the road. They'll be pumped up to show the home crowd what they are all about. This is a winnable game, as long as we attack. We must win the turnover battle to stand any chance ...

    Hopefully, we play very aggressive on D. Both our corners run sub 4.4 40's. Expect a heavy blitz from the Rams, as they rely on the speed of our corners and intelligence of our safeties to prevent the big play downfield ...

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    Re: Rams must attack deep seams to loosen up Packers D ...

    Agreed all the condition is right for us to do it and we must if we are to have a chance. GB will dare the rams to throw we must have some success.
    :ramlogo:

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    • #3
      Re: Rams must attack deep seams to loosen up Packers D ...

      It doesn't help them that they cut Anthony Smith, who is now a Ram. He would have started for them against us with their injuries if he was still there
      @EssexRam_

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      • #4
        Re: Rams must attack deep seams to loosen up Packers D ...

        Infiniti,
        Love the game plan & I hope it actually plays out that way, cuz if it does we will have a great chance at a win. Turnovers will be the key & we must pressure Rodgers all game.

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        • #5
          Re: Rams must attack deep seams to loosen up Packers D ...

          I like your attack mindset but in order to accomplish that we must protect Marc and give the receivers time to get deep down the field.
          Therein lies the rub: Can we get the OL to pass block better and who is going to step up and slow down the Packer blitz?

          WHAT SAY YE?

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          • #6
            Re: Rams must attack deep seams to loosen up Packers D ...

            I hope Martin is playing this game, it'll be interesting..

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            • #7
              Re: Rams must attack deep seams to loosen up Packers D ...

              I'm anxious about how Goldberg will do in place of Smith... he better step it up. Bulger needs to have time to throw this game.

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