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    I don't post very often, but I feel compelled to voice my frustration about what I see happening this year. Today, the Rams were BAD, BAD, BAD. At this point, they are as bad as any time last year. Maybe some players are putting forward a decent effort from start to finish, but the stupid penalties say it all about this team's focus, motivation, and attention to detail.

    Frankly, our offense is very offensive. Sure Boller made some bonehead decisions, but he was under constant pressure and the playcalling was such that he had no opporntunity to establish a rhythm (if that would have even been possible). In addition, what the heck is Jackson doing hauling the rock in a lost cause? Jackson is the only player at our skill positions that is worth a darn, and we are wearing him down for a terrible team. We are wasting and even worse, abusing his tremendous talent. On a team with a decent o-line and a passing game, Jackson is a superstar.

    On the other hand, the defense shows alot of potential. Too bad they are only the field the whole game. If you think about it, with only one or two high profile players, the defense does pretty damn well. Even with the injuries, they come to play.

    The only thing we have to look forward to at this point is the draft, four games into the season. Of course, the only thing the Rams excel at is drafting mediocre players in the first round.

    Thats how I see it; watching the game today just plain hurt.

  • #2
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    yo why you picking on the Rams ? just kidding, it was hard to watch wasn't it .


    • #3
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      One more thing: The penalties are unacceptable. You would think that a team under new and competent leadership would cut down on mental mistakes, but the Rams make tons of mental mistakes. What gives? If spags can't improve the teams attention to detail and focus, what the heck is he doing?


      • #4
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        Don't hold your breath, the Vikings are next.


        • #5
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          Well if I said what I really want to say, it would violate the terms of service and break every rule of common decency.... Therefore I won't comment on the lousy officials, the wasted effort of the players who played well, or the 300-pound cream puffs who can't run, throw, block, catch or kick. See you in 2010.


          • #6
            Re: The Rams are terrible

            The rams will most likely be 0-7 when they go to Detroit before the bye week. If they lose to Detroit and come off the bye week without making some serious changes in both coaching staff and player personnel they will join the ranks of the 2008 lions (0-16), 1976 bucs (0-14), 1990 pats (1-15), 1991 colts (1-15) and the 2001 panthers (1-15) as one of the worst teams ever in the NFL. A lost to the lions mean that the only possible win I can see on the schedule is the last game of the season against the Niners. The only reason this win will be possible if the Niners have wrapped up the NFC west title, secured a home playoff game, and resting most of their starters. Even if this happen the Niners second and third strings players have a shot at beating this current rams team.
            Last edited by mtah6245; -10-04-2009, 08:02 PM.


            • #7
              Re: The Rams are terrible

              RAMS = Terrible


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              • RockinRam
                This Is Ridiculous
                by RockinRam
                I am very dissapointed in how the Rams played today. I don't really want to say much. The performance of this team has speaked for itself.

                *Run defense sometimes looks good, but other times gives up major critical runs.

                *Pass rush is basically non-existent. I don't know why we do not blitz more, our front four can't get ANY pressure whatsoever. Even with blitzing, none of our guys can even touch the quarterback.

                *Secondary is getting burned.

                *Our O-Line is basically a bunch of big, slow, fat, lazy players that cannot block Bulger.

                *Pittman shows no burst. (May be because of the lack of open lanes the o-line makes.)

                *We always come into a game making good plays, getting a touchdown or a couple. But then, we slow down and we give up plays.

                *We need to start thinking about next years draft. We need to completely rebuild this team. No more excuses.

                I am disgusted.
                -11-02-2008, 01:11 PM
              • general counsel
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                by general counsel
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                Playing against an 0-2 Seattle team missing its first 5 wide receivers, the Rams were never in this game, falling behind early and never really challenging. At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we were awful in the same areas that have plagued us in the first two weeks, however, this week, we don't have the excuse of saying that we were playing an elite team.

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                Here it is folks, read it and weep.

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                Chris Long had 7 tackles and was around the ball all day. A future all pro
                Donnie Jones had 4 punts for a 54.5 average.
                The McMichael leap was a really nice play.
                Jackson showed a real pulse in the second half. Great double spin on the 50 yard pass play.
                Given how few and far between the td's have been this year, lets call attention to the 21 yard td to looker.
                Spoon had 7 tackles and a sack
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              • rNemesis
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                2000- 10-6 DECENT
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                2002- 7-9 Not bad
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                2004- 8-8 not bad; competitive
                2005- I think we were 7-9 or 6-10 cant remember
                2006- 8-8
                2007- 3-13 horrible
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              • rNemesis
                I dont see how a team could be so bad....
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                YEt be better than our Rams.

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                I dont see how a team could be 2-14 yet be " better than us"

                I MEAN COME ON GUYS!!! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!!! BULLISH!!!! You cannot sit here and tell me that EVERY team in the league is "LEAPS AND BOUNDS" ahead of us and that " they only need a couple of pieces" yet " we have so many gaping holes'

                Let me tell you what I have been doing the past 3 painful years. I have been watching closely ( and understanding) what it takes to win in this league. I have watch us play every team in the NFL over that period, I think. And at some point you have to wonder " OK, when is this losing going to stop"? We have played everyone from the Colts and Saints straight down to the Lions and Chiefs. SO you sit and wonder after every loss if you are ever going to win because you see all the mistakes you make and all of the lack of impact players. Now all that is pretty much addressed, aside from a couple more positions, we have some good players on this team and we have STILL NOT won a game? BULLISH!!!

                NOW think about THAT my friends!! Think about why some other teams "suck" yet they can find a way to win some games. Why cant we?

                Biggest question I have ever tried to find the answer to, and probably also the most annoying. Dont tell me its because we have too many holes.
                -09-17-2010, 01:56 PM
              • AvengerRam_old
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                "No, its the playcalling!"

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                Nobody would argue that the Rams have an abundance of talent at the skill postions. Steven Jackson is an "A" list player. Sam Bradford may very well be one in a year or two, but he's not there yet. Mark Clayton is a solid "B." Beyond that, let's be honest... its a bunch of B-/C+ players, at best.

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