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    Wanted: Aggressive defense to sack ***** QB
    by VanRam on Oct 2, 2009 10:55 AM CDT


    One criticism leveled at the St. Louis Rams defense this season has been their lack of aggressive play up front, in the sack department specifically. If they can change that this week against the Frank Gore-less *****, they could have find some success.

    Through three games, the San Francisco quarterback has been sacked 9 times, tied for the 4th highest total in the league. Their sack rate (number of sacks as a percentage of passing plays) is 9.4%, the third highest total in the league. For comparison's sake, the Rams have a sack rate of 4.3%.

    Why is SF allowing so many sacks? Here's NIners Nation blogger Fooch explaining that to the Daily Norseman ahead of the *****' week three game against the Vikings:

    The offensive line has struggled in pass protection, particularly at right tackle. The offensive line is the key to this season in my opinion and didn't get a lot of time together as a single unit in training camp due to injuries. So maybe that's just taking some time to develop. However, Hill has also had some sacks that he's basically walked into that could have been avoided on his part. The defenses the ***** have played haven't exactly been world-beaters (Seattle and Arizona) so it will be very interesting to see how they perform against a unit like the Vikings.
    Now, once bitten and all that, I really though last week was the perfect opportunity for the Rams to take advantage of a weak offensive line and put pressure on the QB, and they did very early in the game before opting to stick in coverage for the rest of the day. The ***** won their two games this season mostly on the basis of a stellar running back and a solid defense, without the running back, the Rams would be best advised to force the Shaun Hill to do the heavy lifting on offense and disrupt that with a attack-first defensive front. The problem with this formula for the Rams is it requires their offense not to cough up games like it has every week this season.

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    Re: Wanted: Aggressive Defense To Sack ***** QB

    The offense not coughing something up hahahahhaa

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    • #3
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      I hope we can do something positive with the defense. I'm sick of being let down. haha

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      • #4
        Re: Wanted: Aggressive Defense To Sack ***** QB

        Need to throw everything at the Friskies, plus the kitchen sink! :ram: Sunday is our turn ... GO GET 'EM RAMS!

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        • #5
          Re: Wanted: Aggressive Defense To Sack ***** QB

          The back end of the defense is hurting, therefore we need to limit the amount of time the secondary needs to cover their men. That means blitzes, lots of blitzes. Hit Hill, and him him hard. Make him as shell shocked as Bulger's gotten to be. If we get after him, the sacks will come. It's not like he's an all pro QB who can take advantage of the blitz.
          I believe!:ram:

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          • #6
            Re: Wanted: Aggressive Defense To Sack ***** QB

            If there was ever a chance to get the pass rush going, today looks like the day. It will be very interesting to see what Spags has planned and if he is going to be consistently aggresive. It could be a risk without Butler and possibly Bartell, but letting the opposing QB sit back and pick the secondary apart with big plays has been a huge problem on defense so far this year. It's step up time.

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            • #7
              Re: Wanted: Aggressive Defense To Sack ***** QB

              Hopefully, Spags will see that playing it safe, is not safe at all. He needs to remind himself where he came from. His bread and butter was disrupting the offensive backfield. That's what he needs to do today. I don't care how he gets it done. It just needs to happen.

              GO RAMS!!!

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