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    :ramlogo: Is there something that goes on in the locker room between the halves that could go on before the game? It seems to me at least in the last two games they were a totally different team in the second half both on defense and offense. Trying not to be negative but I was wondering. Go Rams.............

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    It does seem that Marmie has done a decent job in the past two weeks of adjusting the defensive scheme at halftime. The Rams gave up 38 points in the first halves and 10 points in the second halves of those games.

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