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  • Just 'cuz I feel I have to write SOMETHING...

    I'm glad I'm not a (St. Louis) journalist. What do you write?

    Here's one for you. In their last game(s), the 7 teams that have 1 or 0 wins have been outscored 262 - 23. Average score: 37-3. Wow. Adios, parity. I'm definitely betting over the rest of the year. (Edit - Raiders have 2 wins - my bad)

    Knowing what is going to, (what HAS to), happen, (total rebuild), sure isn't making this any easier.

    Spags was disappointed in our 4th quarter? Really. One quarter out of 28, when you're down 35-6 against the (arguably) best team in football. I know he has to say that, and can even think it, but c'mon, get real.

    I can't help thinking that our injuries may just stem from a high level of effort and not lack of conditioning. (Do y'all think Tatupu and Paloamu aren't in shape?)

    How would you like to be Minnesota today? Merry Christmas, Pittsburgh.

    Now the "team has given up" rumors start. Maybe some of the players have, but I can't name any. And for those that do - see 'ya - which is the ONLY silver lining in this debacle. There ARE plenty of players who won't pack it in, and that's what Spags is looking for.

    I wish I was knowledgeable enough to bash Shurmer, but I just can't put it all on him. The Rams are not so much untalented as just plain young and inexperienced. It's just kind of a "perfect storm" scenario.

    Having said that, I'm definitely becoming somewhat cooler on Bulger. Just sayin'. (That means I don't want a response to that!);)And I wouldn't mind seeing Null for one whole (home) game. Why not?

    You know you're snake bit when your long-snapper gets injured. Damn!

    I don't know about the rest of you, (and I want to), but I don't really care if we beat Detroit. Big Whup.

    And we suck right now, so who really cares if we do or do not break TB's and Detroit's records. 1-15 or 0-16. What's the difference, really?

    And last but not least, this is not a negative post. Sometimes it just is what it is. (God, I hate that expression). I still love watching the Rams every week, and will continue to.

    They're doing the right thing - even though results are still going to be an (excruciatingly) long time coming.

    Cheers y'all - keep the faith.
    Last edited by VegasRam; -10-26-2009, 12:40 PM.

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    Re: Just 'cuz I feel I have to write SOMETHING...

    Originally posted by VegasRam View Post
    You know you're snake bit when your long-snapper gets injured. Damn!

    I don't know about the rest of you, (and I want to), but I don't really care if we beat Detroit. Big Whup.

    And we suck right now, so who really cares if we do or do not break TB's and Detroit's records. 1-15 or 0-16. What's the difference, really?
    every game matters at the best of times but it means a great deal more when youve lost 17 on the spin under the St louis Rams name (but 7 under this current team).
    if we only beat the Lions this year rather than not beating them it may end up meaning we not any better as a team but it will give our players confidence to perhaps win more games before the year is out.

    snapping a losing streak a.s.a.p is always something to care about...maybe the players we might currently not think are good enough for keeping next year might show themselves to be better players once theyve got the burden of the evil monkey off their shoulders that only a long losing streak can bring.

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      I don't really know how to say this
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      So I'll just say it, (with lots of disclaimers to follow;)).

      I think our first game this year is absolutely HUGE!

      If we win that game, (no matter how), it is going to go a long way towards INSTANTLY changing the mindset of our entire team. They have beat us eight straight, (some resoundingly and some squeakers), but eight nonetheless.

      We are getting no respect, (and don't deserve it); Seattle is, and is getting a pass for last year due to injuries, (which we never did, but that's yesterday's news), and it's on the road against (in my mind now), our most hated rival.

      I would go so far as to say, if we win, we are looking at a guaranteed 9 wins, and maybe more.

      (Disclaimer 1): If we lose, we'll win the predicted 5-6 games, which I really am OK with, given the state of the team when Spags took over.

      But I can just see Spags quietly, in his own intense way, telling the team after the game; "See...! See what happens when you focus and play with intensity, when you play as a team, when you pay attention to the little things, when you trust and believe in each other?"

      (Disclaimer 2) Again, if the Rams play well and lose, but can walk off the field with their heads up, and leave the Seahawks thinking, "those were not the Rams we've played the last 4 years", I'll be fine, and in no way will think the season's history.

      It's just that (IMO) winning would have an incredible impact on the team's attitude...

      ...one that would stay with the team the whole year, and one that Spags could point to the whole season and say, "Remember opening day, on the road, against our fiercest rival, in a hostile environment...?"
      -09-03-2009, 12:16 PM
    • Bralidore(RAMMODE)
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