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  • Back from Hols - what a disaster

    Just got back from 2 weeks in Turkey without TV, radio and mobile phone prohibited by my wife..

    We loose to the Saints at home.... C'MON.... heads need to roll

    During the offseason i tried to remain positive about the rams but looking at whats developed so far i can't help but cast a bleak eye over it all.

    To start with, I have to take my hat off to the niners. They have taken the tough decision to 'lose' their season in order to retool for the future. They are not going to win many games this season i.e.i wouldn't be surprised to see them drafting #1 overall.

    The reason i mention this is because its clear that we have a number of busts on this team and perhaps its time we take the difficult decision to retool also... As an example.. I won't be surprised to see both the OL and DL rebuilt this offseason. Lets face it, these units now effectively represent the cellar of the league !!!

    Key to rebuilding these units is Pace, we need to trade him away in order to have the room to rebuild this unit. Pinkett, DLewis and Little need to go and we need some solid FA's in there.. The draft should go to the OL and DB.

    Lastly, we need to find ourselves a winning Defensive coordinator not afraid to change schemes.

  • #2
    Re: Back from Hols - what a disaster

    Originally posted by eLacky
    The reason i mention this is because its clear that we have a number of busts on this team and perhaps its time we take the difficult decision to retool also... As an example.. I won't be surprised to see both the OL and DL rebuilt this offseason. Lets face it, these units now effectively represent the cellar of the league !!!
    I'm going with the assumption that your post was simply a bait to get some discussion going, because you can't possibly be serious. With that assumption in place, I'll take the bait.

    Neither the OL or DL represent the cellar of the league. As I've posted elsewhere, this much-maligned OL owns a large responsibility in the running games 4.8 ypc good for 4th in the league. Likewise, nearly half the league (14 of 31) have allowed as many or more sacks than this OL. Yet, there are only 6 teams that have attempted more passes than the Rams. No, I'd say the OL is doing just fine.

    As far as the DL, well at 4.9 ypc, they are giving up too much on the ground. However, Sunday night could be a turning point for them. They put good pressure on Rattay. They limited Barlow, Jackson & Beasley. Pickett filled the middle, Lewis disrupted the pocket, Little was everywhere, Fisher anchored the right side. I think they are on their way up. But even if they didn't play well Sunday night, there are still at least 7 or 8 DL more porous than them.
    The more things change, the more they stay the same.


    • #3
      Re: Back from Hols - what a disaster

      Good rebuttal, bison.


      • #4
        Re: Back from Hols - what a disaster

        I think we should trade the entire starting line-up for 22 draft picks.


        • #5
          Re: Back from Hols - what a disaster

          The St. Louis Rams all-rookie team.


          • #6
            Re: Back from Hols - what a disaster

            Nothing has changed my mind about changing the name of the team to the Freds. To see Georgia so grateful would surely be inspiring to the St. Louis Freds all-rookie team prospects.


            • #7
              Re: Back from Hols - what a disaster

              I guess you are right... lets leave things as they are and prey..

              maybe i was being a bit radical but what I'm talking about is taking some form of action.. clearly we have taken no action on either side of the line in the last number of years that have given us success.. on the contrary, all we have done is downgrade...

              McCullom, Timmerman, Dishman etc... all has-beens... and Pace is strangling our ability to introduce talent and quality. On the DL we have a number of busts and its time to let these guys find another home and bring in some experience (we cannot afford to draft here again).. Little is looking like a one year wonder at the mo... maybe we should 'cash-in'

              PS: Sorry for having an opinion our outside of your 'happy' club


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