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    TSN Rams Report

    The team is starting to develop passing-game options that should reduce the defensive attention on RB Marshall Faulk and WRs Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt. Second-year WRs Shaun McDonald and Kevin Curtis delivered big plays in the comeback win over Seattle and are emerging. Curtis has moved into the No. 3 role and can stretch defenses with his speed. McDonald also is a threat on punt returns.

    After a slow start, LE Leonard Little has had one sack in each of the last three games. To counter frequent double-teams on Little, the team occasionally is lining him up a couple of yards off the line.

    SEE A DIFFERENT GAME: New coordinator Larry Marmie is increasing the aggressiveness of his scheme, sending linebackers, safeties and slot defensive backs on blitzes. Some are zone blitzes, with RE Bryce Fisher or Little dropping into coverage. The new style has forced quarterbacks to hurry throws. Once CB Travis Fisher returns from injury in a few weeks, look for even more daring blitzes.

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    Hopefully, Fisher coming back will stabilize the secondary. Groce whiffed on Robinson on a Seattle touchdown.

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      The secondary needs a lot of help. Hopefully he will provide some stability when he comes back.
      JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS
      :ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram:

      "HIT HARD, HIT FAST, AND HIT OFTEN"
      Adm. William "Bull" Halsey

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        Can't wait to see a second pair of dreads (Jackson's being the current pair) flopping around on the field making plays for this team. Get well soon, Travis!!

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          Most of this defense needs help. They were a sieve for most of the game.

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          • #6
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            Most of this defense needs help. They were a sieve for most of the game.
            Right you are DJ. I still have to scratch my head everytime the opposition runs the ball.

            HIT SOMEBODY!
            JUST WIN ONE FOR THE FANS
            :ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram::ram:

            "HIT HARD, HIT FAST, AND HIT OFTEN"
            Adm. William "Bull" Halsey

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            • RamWraith
              TSN Rams Report
              by RamWraith
              Jim Thomas

              DE Bryce Fisher likely will start, probably on the right side. Fisher is relentless and quick off the line, and he has some good pass-rush moves. How Fisher will hold up against the run is unknown. . . .

              Rookie C Larry Turner might not be ready to play this year, but the team doesn't need him to because it has Dave Wohlabaugh and LG Andy McCollum, who also can play center. But Turner has impressed coaches this spring, displaying good technique and quick feet in pass-blocking drills. He has a thick lower body, allowing him to anchor against bigger defenders. Turner needs to get stronger and more acquainted with the team's complex pass blocking schemes.

              WIDE RECEIVERS ANALYSIS:

              Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce form one of the NFL's best duos. Holt has overtaken Bruce as the No. 1 option. Holt has it all: hands, speed and run-after-the-catch ability. But Bruce, 31, still commands plenty of respect. He remains one of the best at getting in and out of breaks, and he delivers in the clutch. Dane Looker excels on third downs and in the red zone as a slot receiver. Mike Furrey made enough plays the second half of 2003 to enter camp as the No. 4 option. Kevin Curtis and Shaun McDonald need strong training camps to dent the top four after injuries wrecked their rookie seasons. Curtis has the speed to stretch defenses. McDonald is shifty and could thrive in the slot. He also has potential as a punt returner.
              -06-21-2004, 05:04 PM
            • Nick
              Report: Bruschi suffered stroke-like symptoms
              by Nick
              Report: Bruschi suffered stroke-like symptoms
              Wednesday, February 16, 2005
              ESPN.com news services

              BOSTON -- New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston on Wednesday after complaining of headaches.

              WBZ-TV in Boston reported Wednesday that Bruschi had stroke-like symptoms, partial paralysis and blurred vision.

              Bruschi was to spend the night at the hospital and more tests were scheduled for Thursday morning, team spokesman Stacey James said.

              "He is in good condition and will be held for further evaluations," the team said in a statement. "The Bruschi family appreciates everyone's concern, but requests that you respect their privacy at this time."


              A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital would neither confirm nor deny Bruschi had been admitted and referred all questions to the Patriots.

              Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was attending the men's college basketball game between Boston College and Rutgers on Wednesday night, declined comment.

              Bruschi, a 6-foot-1, 247-pound nine-year NFL veteran, is a key member of New England's defense that has helped the team win three of the past four Super Bowls, including a 24-21 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 6.

              Bruschi, selected in the third round of the 1996 draft out of Arizona, was second on the team in tackles during the regular season with 122, behind only safety Rodney Harrison with 138. He also had 3 sacks and three interceptions during the regular season.

              He had two fumble recoveries in the team's 20-3 divisional playoff win over the Indianapolis Colts, and an interception in the Super Bowl.

              He has 753 tackles, 25 sacks and 11 interceptions in his career.

              He also played in last weekend's Pro Bowl in Hawaii for the first time.
              -02-17-2005, 04:54 AM
            • RamWraith
              Team Report: Inside Slant
              by RamWraith
              Inside Slant | Notes and Quotes | Strategy and Personnel
              --As the Rams prepared for the start of training camp, more reports surfaced that new owners Chip Rosenbloom and Lucia Rodriguez were trying to sell the team.

              The Sports Business Journal reported that the club had hired Moag & Co., a Baltimore-based investment company, "to find a group of possible buyers."
              Rams president John Shaw responded to the initial report by saying, "I'm not going to comment on what we have or haven't done. Basically the only thing I can reiterate is what Chip (Rosenbloom) has said all along, that we're not actively seeking to sell."

              Rosenbloom later confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Moag & Co. had been hired. However, Rosenbloom said the purpose was for the company to gather the numerous inquiries that have been made regarding a possible sale.

              "We finally said, 'You know what, this is not how we want to spend eight hours a day. We need somebody to handle them,'" Rosenbloom said. "It would be totally inaccurate to say (Moag) is searching for buyers.

              "We did not authorize (Moag) to go out and say, 'Hey, the team's up for sale.' It's simply returning these people's phone calls."

              However, Rosenbloom also added, "It's the same as it's been. If the right person at the time right time with the right price came, I suppose that you might sell your house, right? So, I don't say never. ... If we get a phone call today from somebody who says the right things, we would listen. And that's why Moag is there."

              Of course, most people don't sell their house unless it's put on the market. Rosenbloom acknowledged that the potential estate tax due for inheriting the team will be an issue. Rosenbloom and Rodriguez each became 30-percent owners when their mother, Georgia Frontiere, died in January.

              "We don't know what we're going to be able to do, what we might owe in taxes," Rosenbloom said. "We don't know what the overall financial thing will be at the end of dealing with my mom's estate taxes. I do know there are a number of years we can hold onto the team without being concerned about it."

              Fielding offers also can help establish a franchise value, which could be used in figuring the amount of tax owed.

              While Rosenbloom has also insisted that he wants to keep the Rams in St. Louis, it is notable that John Moag, who runs Moag & Co., helped the Browns move to Baltimore in 1996, and he is also involved with renovation plans for the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., that could be used to attract an NFL team to Los Angeles.
              -07-21-2008, 01:00 PM
            • RamWraith
              Wild Card Game: Rams Report Card
              by RamWraith
              Sunday, Jan. 09 2005

              Quarterback: B+
              When they needed him most, Bulger came through with his 10th career comeback
              victory.

              Running backs: B-
              Torch passed? What torched passed? M. Faulk was the main man in the backfield
              Saturday.

              Receivers: A
              With Bruce nursing a hip injury, Holt and Curtis came through with 100-yard
              games; Cleeland caught game-winner.

              Offensive line: B
              There were some rough spots, but a gutsy effort overall. Nutten played on one
              leg. Saipaia held his own.

              Defensive line: A
              No T. Jackson (ankle) and limited work from the injured Little (groin); but a
              superb job on Alexander.

              Linebackers: B-
              Had a lot of trouble covering TE Mili; but unit was excellent filling holes in
              run support.

              Secondary: C+
              Groce had a couple of rough moments; unit overall had some trouble defending
              the slant.

              Special teams: B+
              How about that kickoff coverage? T. Faulk was on his game and the return of
              Furrey helped.

              Coaching: B+
              Martz went deep early to loosen Seattle defense, but kept mixing in the run
              throughout the game
              -01-09-2005, 05:08 AM
            • Nick
              [TSN]: Rams' Team Report - 9/17
              by Nick
              Rams Team Report
              Posted: September 17, 2006
              Jim Thomas
              St. Louis Post-Dispatch

              TE Joe Klopfenstein had the first two catches of his career in the loss to the ***** and will catch more passes as the season progresses. He has good hands and enough speed to get downfield on seam routes and crossing patterns. His blocking, remains a work in progress.

              RISING: RB Steven Jackson isn't the problem with the sputtering offense. He has been dragging tacklers for yards and dancing less than he did last season. Jackson still has too many negative running plays, but this season, that has been more a product of penetration by defenders than drifting outside by Jackson. He has been sharper in his decision making and hasn't missed many run reads. He's responding well to his new workhorse responsibilities.

              PROBLEM SPOT: The passing game looks disjointed. QB Marc Bulger doesn't look comfortable in the pocket. The Rams are struggling to adjust to coach Scott Linehan's conservative approach, which emphasizes taking fewer chances and avoiding turnovers.
              -09-19-2006, 09:24 PM
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