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    Shurmur at least took some risks and showed a little bit of enthusiasm today. I can appreciate that. These coaches are rookies but at least they seem to be learning from their mistakes little by little and I can appreciate that too. It just stinks that it will probably take the whole season for them to get a grasp on what will work for this team.

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    I have to agree he actually took some shots down the field. One looked like a touchdown, but Tyrell Johnson amazingly broke it up. Avery actually made the plays he was supposed to on the short stuff so that also helped. Avery dropped one and McMichael dropped one nothing new, but we showed much better hands than usual

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    • #3
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      The Rams had 400 yards of offense on Sunday, they just imploded in the red zone. And of course, the penalties...

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      • #4
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        Hopefully Shurmur found out what happens when you open up your playbook, and continues to do it. I was pleased with it, we just have to take advantage of the redzone.

        Good job Shurmur!

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          Based on my gut feelings alone, I like where the team is headed so far. I haven't observed too many "stoopid" play calls, although one "run on third and long" comes to mind from yesterday, but nowhere near the level of Loserhan was. I think the playerís believe in what Spags and Shurmur are doing so far and what we are experiencing is bad luck and rookie mistakes mostly at this point. I was hoping for a better record this year, but I donít see it more than 5 wins at this point based on new regime and lack of talent.

          But with a good draft next year and some better luck, we could have a winning season next year, and that would be a fairly good turn around considering the circumstances. I am nowhere near the ledge at this point and I am still hopeful for the Rams.
          "The disappointment of losing is huge!"

          Jack Youngblood

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          • #6
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            There were a couple deep pass plays that frankly should have been TD's. One was deflected by an amazing effort from Johnson, and one was overthrown by Boller to Burton, which would have been an easy TD.

            Hopefully Shurmur will call some more deep pass plays next week when Bulger comes back, because Bulger's accuracy is 10 times better than Bollers.

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            • #7
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              The FB run on third down and the designed QB runs weren't great, but those were really my only complaints playcalling-wise. I thought Shurmur did a better job this week, and hopefully he'll continue to improve as well. The playcalling would have looked even better if the Rams had done a better job executing.

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              • 3STL9
                I am done with pat shurmur
                by 3STL9
                I am sorry. I was on and off last year. On and off this year but I am done with Pat shurmur.

                We almost lost the Chargers game and the redskins game because of his conservative playcalling. How are you an offensive coordinator? Can you learn new playcalling? Just because you are a son of a great coach does not mean ****. Pat shurmur is an idot period.

                Thank you and I will take the heat if it needs be.

                edit: nephew not son!
                -10-24-2010, 02:48 PM
              • QUINNtessentialTruth
                Pat Shurmur did a good job closing the game this week...but
                by QUINNtessentialTruth
                Okay Pat Shurmur did allright closing this time around. When we were up 16-6 in fourth, I felt allright about the play calling. My question, not a BIG deal, but how come when we run the clock out. We snap the ball around 7 or 8 seconds at the playclock??? What is wrong with taking it down to 3 or 2?? That stuff adds up.

                Other than that, great defense. Bradford played great even with that pick. Another road win, and a division win. Lets get a little upset going next week guys!
                -12-05-2010, 06:03 PM
              • BrokenWing
                Pat Shurmur Mark 2
                by BrokenWing
                I have been critical of Shurmur several times this season, and I still have issues with some of his play calls (that last drive at Denver) but I want to give him credit where he deserves it. There is a clear evolution of playcalling, I can see him improving in what he does from week to week and I think he's going to develop into a solid offensive coordinator.

                What I saw from him today in the 4th quarter was really nice to see. He called a few pass plays when he needed them on the final drive, shifted around the running game a little bit and got first downs and ran out the clock. That's a marked improvement from refusing to pass and not changing much of anything in the last drive against Denver and in some other drives in other weeks in the second half as well.

                Would have liked to see Bradford get a TD pass to make up for his one interception, but not throwing it with 30 seconds left was the right thing to do.

                Also thought Jackson was running a lot harder today.
                -12-05-2010, 05:13 PM
              • AvengerRam_old
                Shurmur/Ellard Connection
                by AvengerRam_old
                For those (including me) hoping that Ellard will be retained, its noteworthy that new OC Pat Shurmur's uncle, Fritz Shurmur, was the Rams DC during part of Henry's career with the team. Maybe that connection will help Ellard's chances of staying with the team.
                -01-21-2009, 09:09 AM
              • 3STL9
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                by 3STL9
                I will agree, I posted early last year, around week 5, saying he should be fire.

                Later on I retracted the statement.

                However, I am not going to start that up again. BUT our offense two weeks in sometimes looks real predictable. Run/PA/Pass etc..and usually in that order or Run/Run/PA. Shurmur might want to add some seasoning, because if not I will however complete give up on him soon.
                -09-20-2010, 02:46 PM
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