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    So I actually got to go see this game live, the first and only one I got to see this year. Sorry if these points have been covered and 'cussed about already, but I just got home and wanted to share with everyone what I thought.

    1) I went into the game not expecting the Rams to win, however I wanted a competitive game, albeit a Rams loss.

    2) Through 3 quarters it was very competitive, and if you like defensive games, this was a fun one to watch.

    3) Unfortunately it wasn't a defensive game because the defenses were so dominant, it was because both offenses were so inept.

    4) I appreciated the Niners dressing and starting Bruce, and making him a captain.

    5) While he only played one play, this will go down as one of my favorite Isaac Bruce memories. With only a few minutes left and most of the fans gone, a picture of the Reverend was placed on the big screen and the customary "BRUUUUUUCE" cheer was started. With hardly anyone there, this was the biggest and most meaningful standing ovation I have been a part of. The big screen showed Ike on the ***** sideline, who had returned to street clothes, and he had tears in his eyes. This man was one of the greatest Rams of all time, and I am happy to have seen his "final" game, even if he was in those nasty niner uniforms.

    6) Not sure what the Clan thought about Spags descision to kick a field goal on 4th and 2, but I'm guessing you agreed with most of the fans at the dome, and thought it was the wrong decision. However, after I got over my knee jerk reaction, I decided it was the right call. The field goal brought us within one, and the way our D played, I thought we could stop them and get the ball back. The way our O was playing, I didn't have any hope for them being able to score from the ten, or score a TD from anywhere else. The O had their chance on third down to convert, Jackson got stuffed. Spags trusted his defense and trusted that JB could get in range to win it, and with how the game was going, I absolutely agree.

    7) From where I was sitting, Josh Brown made that end of the half field goal, I want to see a replay.

    8) Hopefully our starting QB next year is not currently on our roster.

    9) Our offense is bad, almost bad enough for me to want to spend our number one pick on that side of the ball.

    10) But boy is Suh gonna look good in navy and gold.

    11) Didn't see Chris Long's head butt, but I cheered for him as he left the game, gotta have somebody that gives a darnn out there. After all, I was a Incognito supporter...

    12) Overall I thought it was a good day to go to the game. Fan appreciation day is awesome by the way, half priced concessions FTW. Unfortunately I was sitting in Section 109, row GG, seat 8 instead of Section 109, row G, seat 8. Could have won a game worn jersey if it wasn't for ONE letter

    :helmet:I digress, so heres to better luck next year. Good luck Billy D, good luck Spags, GO Rams!!! :helmet:

  • #2
    Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

    I didn't watch it in person but my biggest impression was the lack of protection for the qb.

    Draft a franchise qb, sign a young free agent qb or keep Bulger... it doesn't matter if we can't assemble a better OL this off season.

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    • #3
      Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

      Originally posted by Rambunctious View Post
      I didn't watch it in person but my biggest impression was the lack of protection for the qb.

      Draft a franchise qb, sign a young free agent qb or keep Bulger... it doesn't matter if we can't assemble a better OL this off season.
      Exactly. The QB's were getting killed today. You saw Boller's reaction after one of the sacks. Can't really blame the QB for today's game at all. Smith (or whatever his name is) had a career day against us.

      We need to build around the QB too. So maybe one new starter on the O-line and a new offensive coordinator.

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      • #4
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        I watched the game at my local sports bar and my only thought of the day was; "will this miserable season please end?"

        It was an awful display of professional football. Both teams were totally anemic on offense. You're right, it wasn't a great defensive performance by either team, it was just really bad offense. It was tough sitting there watching that debacle while fans around me were laughing and making remarks about how bad the Rams are. Everytime Null was sacked (again) I'd hear the "there he goes again", or something to that affect, and when they couldn't get the punt off w/o a freakin' penalty, it was almost laughable. ....no, it WAS laughable.

        I feel for the kid, Null, as the offensive line was pathetic. I know they're a make-shift line because of injuries, but my gawd that was bad. It's so sad to see a once proud franchise (pre-Georgia) turn into this nightmare. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Mike Martz and the bunch of dummies in the FO destroyed this team. Years of bad drafts and trades by that group have set this team so far back. They managed to turn a SB team into a joke in a very short amount of time by letting players go, drafting one bust after another, and missing talent that was theirs for the taking, if they just had the right people making the decisions in those drafts.

        It was a sad day to be a Rams fan. They're going to need a whole lot more than one #1 draft pick to get back on track. They had better nail it this off season, or next year will be another 1-2 win season.

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        • #5
          Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

          Thanks C-Mob for the wonderful reports from the ED. I really envy you for having that great BRUUUUCE moment today. A monumental day in Rams history. Josh missed badly on that 2nd kick, he hooked it just as the ball got to the goal post. I guess it would look like he made it depending on where you were sitting. On TV though, he clearly missed.
          Glad you had a good time despite the scoreboard.
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          • #6
            Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

            Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
            I watched the game at my local sports bar and my only thought of the day was; "will this miserable season please end?"

            It was an awful display of professional football. Both teams were totally anemic on offense. You're right, it wasn't a great defensive performance by either team, it was just really bad offense. It was tough sitting there watching that debacle while fans around me were laughing and making remarks about how bad the Rams are. Everytime Null was sacked (again) I'd hear the "there he goes again", or something to that affect, and when they couldn't get the punt off w/o a freakin' penalty, it was almost laughable. ....no, it WAS laughable.

            I feel for the kid, Null, as the offensive line was pathetic. I know they're a make-shift line because of injuries, but my gawd that was bad. It's so sad to see a once proud franchise (pre-Georgia) turn into this nightmare. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Mike Martz and the bunch of dummies in the FO destroyed this team. Years of bad drafts and trades by that group have set this team so far back. They managed to turn a SB team into a joke in a very short amount of time by letting players go, drafting one bust after another, and missing talent that was theirs for the taking, if they just had the right people making the decisions in those drafts.

            It was a sad day to be a Rams fan. They're going to need a whole lot more than one #1 draft pick to get back on track. They had better nail it this off season, or next year will be another 1-2 win season.
            Brother I hear what you are sayin. I've tried to see the glass as half full this year, if I didn't I would have lost what little mind I have along time ago, the way I see it is this season is over and we are 0-0 going into the 2010 season. Your last line of your post nailed reality on the head, this team is more than one piece short of completing the puzzle. My fear is that there is no way that this team can improve enough to get past the 4-5 win mark next year. I guess that if that's all they get I should be happy since it's one hell of alot better than they did this year but it sure would be nice if they could maybe compete for a division title.
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            • #7
              Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

              Originally posted by Mooselini View Post
              Exactly. The QB's were getting killed today. You saw Boller's reaction after one of the sacks. Can't really blame the QB for today's game at all. Smith (or whatever his name is) had a career day against us.

              We need to build around the QB too. So maybe one new starter on the O-line and a new offensive coordinator.
              Keep Shurmur on the staff, but demoted to QBs coach, where he has had tons of success in the past, and bring in an OC with a proven track record.

              Yes, an O-lineman would be wonderful. There is one that grades VERY high (97), but one injury in his college career has killed his draft stock, regardless of the fact that he played through it as long as he could. Trade the first pick to a team that is near the bottom of the first round order to pick this kid up. He is, according to the NFLDraftScout website, slated to go with the 32nd pick anyway, so the bottom of the round is not that big of a reach. He is Jason Fox from University of Miami. He has played in more than one spot on their O-line, and started 46 games out of a possible 47.

              The line could look like this:

              Smith-Barron-Brown-Goldberg-Fox

              I know I've seen worse...
              sigpicThis is for Randy! GO BRM!

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              • #8
                Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                IMO the line has 3 maybe 4 starters when healthy. Bell isn't a world beating run blocker, but he only gave up one sack this year, so I think he is a definite keeper. Jason Brown is a pro bowl alternate most definately a keeper and IMO the best lineman in the NFC West. Jason Smith is the LT of the future showed brilliant run blocking and showed glimpses of being a great pass blocker. Goldberg even though he is better suited as depth he is a serviceable starter at RG or RT. In that San Fran Sack fest Grecco didn't give up a sack and was probably the best run blocker that day even though that isn't saying much. You also have Setterstrom possibly coming back to compete at RG. We need a young RT to develop because Goldberg isn't a longterm option there. The main issue with this unit is health, get that settled and they will be more solid IMO.

                Alex Barron is a bum, run him out of town don't care if he's an RFA. I don't even want to tender him and bring him back as depth.

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                • #9
                  Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                  Of course, on the four hour trip home I must have subconsciously blocked out the biggest factor of our loss...doh!

                  Yes for my 13th point, the oline was atrocious. Of course we all kind of new that coming in didn't we? With J Smooth and Bell hurt, coupled with Cogs being cut, our o line depth was pretty thin.

                  I couldn't really focus on specific linemen, but it seemed that Null never had time to throw it farther than ten yards. I was waiting to see what Null had in person, alas I never got to see because he was running for his life before the deeper routes could develop. He threw one just out of Danny Amedola's reach, and if i recall, a nice pass to Avery. Unfortunately that was about all I could evaluate.

                  As for our future o line,
                  Jason Smith, Jacob Bell, Pro Bowl Alternate Jason Brown, John Greco/Setterstrom, and a player to be named/Adam Goldeberg looks pretty solid to me. As far as I am concerned Barron had his shot, now its time for the future.

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                  • #10
                    Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                    Originally posted by 39thebeast View Post
                    IMO the line has 3 maybe 4 starters when healthy. Bell isn't a world beating run blocker, but he only gave up one sack this year, so I think he is a definite keeper. Jason Brown is a pro bowl alternate most definately a keeper and IMO the best lineman in the NFC West. Jason Smith is the LT of the future showed brilliant run blocking and showed glimpses of being a great pass blocker. Goldberg even though he is better suited as depth he is a serviceable starter at RG or RT. In that San Fran Sack fest Grecco didn't give up a sack and was probably the best run blocker that day even though that isn't saying much. You also have Setterstrom possibly coming back to compete at RG. We need a young RT to develop because Goldberg isn't a longterm option there. The main issue with this unit is health, get that settled and they will be more solid IMO.

                    Alex Barron is a bum, run him out of town don't care if he's an RFA. I don't even want to tender him and bring him back as depth.

                    So, basically, same idea, different players? I can live with that.

                    The only reason I would keep Barron and move him to the inside is durability. If you keep Bell, fine, then we see, using bits and pieces of what we are wanting (Oh, wow, compromise...LOL):

                    Smith-Bell-Brown-Barron-Fox
                    sigpicThis is for Randy! GO BRM!

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                    • #11
                      Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                      Originally posted by MOM View Post
                      So, basically, same idea, different players? I can live with that.

                      The only reason I would keep Barron and move him to the inside is durability. If you keep Bell, fine, then we see, using bits and pieces of what we are wanting (Oh, wow, compromise...LOL):

                      Smith-Bell-Brown-Barron-Fox
                      I'm a little confused on how we are getting Fox.He is probably a second rounder. I would spend picks on QB, WR, DE, DT, and TE before I spent one on a RT.

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                      • #12
                        Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                        Originally posted by dgr828 View Post
                        Thanks C-Mob for the wonderful reports from the ED. I really envy you for having that great BRUUUUCE moment today. A monumental day in Rams history. Josh missed badly on that 2nd kick, he hooked it just as the ball got to the goal post. I guess it would look like he made it depending on where you were sitting. On TV though, he clearly missed.
                        Glad you had a good time despite the scoreboard.
                        Thanks for this reply, while no one on this forum sees eye to eye with each other all the time, we all want the same thing- a good Rams team we can feel proud about. People may have different ideas of how to get there and different ideas of how it is currently going, but through it all we as fans can only do our best to suck it up and support our team. We have seen good times as a franchise, and we have seen bad times. It is important that we all stay the course, for our time will come.

                        ...anywho, I suppose the kick was a combination of the angle of the view (it was on the opposite side of the dome and I was sitting on the side) and just assuming that it was a make able boot for the highest paid kicker in the league. :disapointed:
                        Last edited by C-Mob 71; -01-04-2010, 12:13 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                          Originally posted by 39thebeast View Post
                          I'm a little confused on how we are getting Fox.He is probably a second rounder. I would spend picks on QB, WR, DE, DT, and TE before I spent one on a RT.
                          Right now, he is slated to go around pick #32. If he rehabs well, and has a good showing at the Combine/Pro Days, his stock should rise, putting him right back in the thick of things.

                          At this point, it looks like it would be next to useless to draft any other offensive position in the first round, because a QB, WR, and TE would probably have about the same level of success as the players we already have, due to a lack of protection/support. Couple that with the undeniable proof today that the Rams D far and away performed better than the O, and you have......

                          .....my suggested pick. If you need more info/clarification, just PM me, and I would be happy to help.

                          In the meantime, nite-nite...6 AM comes awfully early...
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                          • #14
                            Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                            Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
                            I watched the game at my local sports bar and my only thought of the day was; "will this miserable season please end?"

                            It was an awful display of professional football. Both teams were totally anemic on offense. You're right, it wasn't a great defensive performance by either team, it was just really bad offense. It was tough sitting there watching that debacle while fans around me were laughing and making remarks about how bad the Rams are. Everytime Null was sacked (again) I'd hear the "there he goes again", or something to that affect, and when they couldn't get the punt off w/o a freakin' penalty, it was almost laughable. ....no, it WAS laughable.

                            I feel for the kid, Null, as the offensive line was pathetic. I know they're a make-shift line because of injuries, but my gawd that was bad. It's so sad to see a once proud franchise (pre-Georgia) turn into this nightmare. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Mike Martz and the bunch of dummies in the FO destroyed this team. Years of bad drafts and trades by that group have set this team so far back. They managed to turn a SB team into a joke in a very short amount of time by letting players go, drafting one bust after another, and missing talent that was theirs for the taking, if they just had the right people making the decisions in those drafts.

                            It was a sad day to be a Rams fan. They're going to need a whole lot more than one #1 draft pick to get back on track. They had better nail it this off season, or next year will be another 1-2 win season.
                            AMEN! I would love the Rams restored to pre-Ma-Damn Ram glory! I think it will only happen when Chip Rosenbloom realizes he's inept and has not the slightest interest (nor ability) in running this club - evidenced by his absentee-owner style, and puts everyone out of his misery and sells the club! They would really benefit from strong ownership who can provide direction. It's always from the top down, and the top doesn't start at the Head Coach.

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                            • #15
                              Re: My 10 thoughts on the game

                              Originally posted by RAMFANRAIDERHATER View Post
                              I watched the game at my local sports bar and my only thought of the day was; "will this miserable season please end?"

                              It was an awful display of professional football. Both teams were totally anemic on offense. You're right, it wasn't a great defensive performance by either team, it was just really bad offense. It was tough sitting there watching that debacle while fans around me were laughing and making remarks about how bad the Rams are. Everytime Null was sacked (again) I'd hear the "there he goes again", or something to that affect, and when they couldn't get the punt off w/o a freakin' penalty, it was almost laughable. ....no, it WAS laughable.

                              I feel for the kid, Null, as the offensive line was pathetic. I know they're a make-shift line because of injuries, but my gawd that was bad. It's so sad to see a once proud franchise (pre-Georgia) turn into this nightmare. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Mike Martz and the bunch of dummies in the FO destroyed this team. Years of bad drafts and trades by that group have set this team so far back. They managed to turn a SB team into a joke in a very short amount of time by letting players go, drafting one bust after another, and missing talent that was theirs for the taking, if they just had the right people making the decisions in those drafts.

                              It was a sad day to be a Rams fan. They're going to need a whole lot more than one #1 draft pick to get back on track. They had better nail it this off season, or next year will be another 1-2 win season.
                              I watched the game in my living room and was happy to see the end of the season. I am tired of watching this type of football. It is a sad day to be a Rams fan. We won the first draft pick and stole it away from the lowly lions. We are the worst team in the league.

                              It must stink to have to watch this is a bar with other fans around.
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                              • RamsFanSam
                                24 Hours Later
                                by RamsFanSam
                                How do you truly look at yesterday's loss?

                                Are you embarrassed? Mad? Numb? Encouraged?

                                Yes, I said encouraged.

                                Me? Well, I saw good AND bad - mostly bad. The game was headed towards being a close one until someone counted to 12. At that moment, as soon as the ref made his decision, the entire team seems to have lost the will to win.

                                I saw a passionate group of players. Sure, they made mistakes, but at least they had desire. I saw a team that made a lot of rookie errors, even some by the veterans.

                                And I saw a team that didn't finish what they started.


                                I did see a lot of young guys that need time to develop. That's something that 90% of us on this board seem to forget - that the team is mostly a bunch of kids running around with stars in their eyes. Give them time - no one here really expected us to go 16-0 this season. Personally, I expected more from these guys, but after 24 hours, I settled down and figured out we tossed a bunch of kids into the NFL and as fans, we expected them all to play like superstars.

                                Next week, we'll see if they can skin the Redskins. I'd bet that there will be changes made before then, and we'll see those changes on the field.
                                -09-14-2009, 05:06 PM
                              • C-Mob 71
                                Some thoughts from the Dome
                                by C-Mob 71
                                Hey guys, on Saturday my dad and I were trying to decide what game to go to this year. As I was looking at the schedule a few games jumped out at me, the December 26th game vs the Niners, the game vs the Panthers, and naturally the game vs the Seahawks yesterday. I told him the Seattle game will be awesome, and I went to StubHub to look for tickets. Biy was I surprised when I found 4 tickets on the second row in the endzone for $45 a piece! So on Sunday morning we loaded up the car with my teenage sister, eight year old brother, yours truly (home from college for the weekend), and my dad and made the three hour trip to the Lou. So after driving home, then driving to back to college, then going to classes all day, here are my thoughts from the Dome watching the Seahawks played the Rams...

                                1. When this Dome is Rockin, Don't Come a Knockin.

                                I have been to a handful of games, and for once the Dome was actually loud. This could have to do with my upgrade from my usual nosebleed residence to the sideline, but I believe it was from our fans supporting a very competitive product.

                                Back in the early 2000's the TWA was one of the hardest places to play, and I think The ED can be just as supportive of Sam and the crew. You could really feel the players feeding of the crowd's energy, and I believe the fans should feel proud of helping out their team.

                                2. Steven Jackson is a warrior.

                                We could tell that Jackson wasn't 100%, heck probably not even 80%, and I even told my sister not to expect to watch him the entire game. Well Jack toughed it out in a crucial game, when he couldn't even take full strides. People that want to see him traded or think he is over rated just don't understand what football is about. I really like how the officials stopped the game to allow us to honor Steven for being the great Ram that he is.

                                3. Sam Bradford is the real deal.

                                Sure its been said over and over, but if yu get a chance to watch this kid play, jump at it. The poise and steadiness he brings is amazing. And no longer am I worried about our passing game, as I informed my dad "there is a new QB in town". Some of his passes to the sidelines were outstanding.

                                4. Danny Amendola is the stud we all knew he was.

                                What a tough little SOB. I mean the kid is dwarfed by the guys out there, but no one is playing harder than Danny boy. His catch speaks for itself.

                                5. Pete Carrol needs to coach the Seahawks for a long, long, time.

                                Some of his calls were downright absurd. The wide receiver pass on third and one was a head scratcher, sure it worked, but you have to make sure you get the first down there IMO. We thought the "fake" field goal had to be a botched snap or something. Who fakes it in that situation. You're playing with the big boys now Pete, that crap ain't gonna fly.

                                6. Steve Spagnuolo needs to be the coach...
                                -10-04-2010, 01:34 PM
                              • Nick
                                Thoughts from Section 113
                                by Nick
                                So I'm back from the Ed, flew back home this afternoon. Talk about an amazing game! Kind of strange that the last game I attended was Martz's final game coaching the Rams against Seattle, and here I am back to see his return. Anyways, some thought from Section 113...

                                -Got to the Dome around 1pm CST. Stood along the gated walkway at the Drury to see if anyone would come out. Sure enough, just like my first visit to St. Louis, Torry Holt comes strolling out to loud cheers from the fans. He waves to the fans and has his normal big grin. As he approaches the Dome he spots a woman with a poster board sign with Big Game comments on it. Torry takes a moment to take a photo with her, and signs for a few kids before heading in. Great guy, really upbeat and fan friendly, and what a great way to start off the day.

                                -That's it. I don't want to hear about it any more. Marc Bulger came through for the second week in a row with an excellent outting and shows he has what it takes to excel without Martz pulling the strings. Neither Detroit nor Arizona are powerhouse defenses, but you'd expect good quarterbacks to have great days against these kind of units, and he did. I hope the people calling for the Rams to move him or bench him step up to the table and eat their plate of humble pie. Like any other QB, Marc will have his bad days. But he's shown he can play. The least he deserves now is our support.

                                -Steven Jackson had a solid game, especially as a receiver. I can't tell you how pumped his hurdle over one of the Lions defenders got the crowd, which for the Dome I thought was fairly spirited. However, earlier in the game, Jackson had me pretty disappointed. First and goal from the one, and the Rams can't punch it in. Same on second down. Jackson seemed more interested in walking into the endzone than lowering his shoulder and powering it in. It's nice to be able to get those walk-ins like the one he had later in the game, but sometimes you've just got to get low and pound someone.

                                -The receivers were for the large part on the money this game. I think I saw maybe one or two passes that Bulger threw where either Holt or Bruce didn't realize the ball was coming. But for the vast majority of the game, these guys were on top of things. Holt made an amazing catch and run across the middle of the field, dodging and weaving between defenders. So much for catching it and just going down, eh? These guys are still one of the best duos in the league, and Curtis was spot on when his number was called as well.

                                -How pumped am I that I got to see my boy Joe Klopfenstein's first career touchdown pass? What a great play. The middle of the field was wide open for a perfect strike from Marc to Joe. That's the kind of play we need to see more of in the red zone, especially from 10-20 yards out where there's still room to kind of stretch the field and find some solid holes.

                                -Even without Pace,...
                                -10-02-2006, 07:13 PM
                              • RamFan_Til_I_Die
                                Random Thoughts from the Redskins Game 9/18/17
                                by RamFan_Til_I_Die
                                -We had a convincing win in week 1. Plenty to be excited about. Surely we'll have more Rams fans at the game right? Nope. It was pathetic. Of those 57,000 in attendance, I would guess it was a 60/40 split Rams/Redskins fans, and those Skins fans put us to shame. Who had the delay of game penalties and wasted timeouts due to crowd noise? The Rams did. The Rams fans in attendance were eerily quiet, especially in the 4th quarter. Hekker and other Rams kept trying to get the crowd pumped, and people just sat and stared. It was a truly pathetic day for Rams fans in L.A. Make all the excuses you want, but this was just pathetic.

                                -This field is terrible the day after a USC game. I don't know how much of this showed up on TV, but players were losing their footing all over the place as the grass just simply gave out after when attempting a cut. They have to figure something out, cause it's simply not an acceptable surface for an NFL game to be played on. And that's on top of being able to see all the field marking and logos on the grass from the day before. Very amateurish.

                                -Gurley was a different man than last week. I think he took the Rams pathetic run game personally last week and it showed today, especially after the rough start yesterday. He kicked it into a higher gear for 3 quarters and reminded me of his rookie season. Let's hope he can keep this up.

                                -Kupp is doing something very few rookie WRs have ever done; play almost every snap. There's a reason rookie WRs seldom, if ever, do well their first year. It's a tough transition to navigate physically and mentally. The kid most be a borderline genius to have gotten an NFL playbook down this fast. Several time in the game he was the one telling Watkins where to line up when a play was called and he was out of position. I know we're only 2 games into his career, but his potential has me very excited.

                                -What in the actual heck happened in the first quarter on that double penalty placing the ball on the 2 yard line? What a debacle that was. The refs had no clue what they were doing. If only the hold occurred, against the Rams occurred the get the ball around the 15 yard line, then they say the penalties offset so they place the ball where the tackle occurred around the 27. Then they say just kidding the ball should go on the 2 yard line. What? Would like to hear what they said on TV about it, and if it was a legit rule they pulled out of their arse, it needs to be changed, cause that was just plain stupid.

                                -Woods. What the heck dude. I gave him serious props last week for doing everything he was called on to do. This week he single handedly derailed what should have been a touchdown drive that would have drastically changed the flow of the game in the 4th quarter. Nice one dude.

                                -Tavon Austin. Ugh. I'm so over him. I thought with Fisher and Co out of town we would stop forcing the ball in to his hands, or at least find better ways...
                                -09-18-2017, 05:48 PM
                              • RamsFanSam
                                The no good, the very bad, and the just plain FUGLY...
                                by RamsFanSam
                                So, I got up yesterday morning at 5:30 AM, excited for opening day of our Rams season. I drive to OTC, driving around for a half hour, searching for a decent parking place. I found one close to my classroom - right next to a dark blue Ram pickup with a Rams logo sticker in the window. Yes, it was an omen of good things for the rest of the day...

                                First, Mechanical Power Transmission class and an unannounced quiz - I scored 100%. Yes, it was another omen of first game success.

                                Then, Fluid Mechanics - another pop quiz, another 100%.

                                I come home, call my health insurance company, and end up spending almost 3 hours trying to explain to them that when my bank transfers money from my account to theirs, that means the bill IS paid. Then, I had to help Brenda take care of a couple of sick foster kittens, which meant running to the store to pick up things, return them, and pick up different things, feeding them with a syringe, and wiping poop off their rear ends. By the time all this was done, it was 30 minutes from kickoff. I should have burned some sage, called a priest, built a shrine to Jobu and sacrificed a chicken, or SOMETHING...

                                Then the game started. I think it was about 90 seconds into the first quarter when it hit me.

                                This team, the same team that Kroenke, Fisher, and everyone else promised us was going to be a juggernaut - it wasn't just the same old Rams we had in St. Louis. No, this was a different Rams team. Playing the very first game of a new season, with players that we were told were at the top of the heap, every Rams fan was sure that we were going to see a much improved product on the field, and the whiners would cower in fear.

                                No, these aren't the same Rams we had in 2015. These Rams - they are special. They take us back to a time in our past that some of us remember well. They give us the same feeling of the Rams of days gone by. These 2016 Rams are out to set or at least tie the records set by the Rams of lore.

                                In other words...it was like watching the 2009 Rams. On Xanax.

                                I am praying for a miracle before this Sunday. Seeing the Rams on the field for the first time this season was something I have been waiting for. After seeing every weakness exposed last night, I hope we don't have to wait much longer for a win.
                                -09-13-2016, 05:57 PM
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