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    Things might not be all bad. I had us at 4-3, although we have not had the same loses as I originally thought, our record is the same. If all holds true the rest of the way that will put us at 11-5.

    The next 2 weeks following the bye will be the biggest for the Rams. If we can beat the Pats and end their streak, and we can beat the Hags and take both games from them, it will go a long way on the whole "karma" thing. Losing the two games could mean our season and losing the west. A lot remains in the balances for this team and they are going to need some big things to happen to them in the next couple of weeks.
    Last edited by RamWraith; -10-28-2004, 06:32 AM.

  • #2
    Re: At the 1/2 way point

    The LB's have to step up or ship out. Polley is in a contract year and he's off and on more than Billy Bob and Angelina.


    • #3
      Re: At the 1/2 way point

      You're right TX. The LB's need to step up and the secondary needs to be more physical.

      Last year it was the D-line that was off, now they're playing well and the rest of the D is a no show.

      Special teams need to be more consistant; and Curtis and/or Mc Donald need to be returning kicks, not Harris.

      Hopefully all the injuries will be fixed come the 7th. "BIG SUNDAY" :ramlogo:

      Adm. William "Bull" Halsey


      • #4
        Re: At the 1/2 way point

        I say we go out and sign Jason Gildon for the rest of this year. He's good against the run and could play off and on with Polley. He's pretty big for a backer and used to play DE so if we blitzed him it'd be like blitzing another D-Lineman. I just wonder why nobody has snatched him up yet?


        • #5
          Re: At the 1/2 way point

          Originally posted by ZigZagRam
          I say we go out and sign Jason Gildon for the rest of this year. He's good against the run and could play off and on with Polley. He's pretty big for a backer and used to play DE so if we blitzed him it'd be like blitzing another D-Lineman. I just wonder why nobody has snatched him up yet?
          Someone already has "snatched him up." I heard somewhere that Jacksonville has signed him for the rest of this year. Not a bad idea, though. Makes you wonder why the Rams didn't make a run at him.


          • #6
            Re: At the 1/2 way point

            Damn, I just read that too. What a shame. I think he could've really helped this D for the rest of the season.

            We'll probably bring in Levar Fisher, another ex-Cardinal.


            • #7
              Re: At the 1/2 way point

              We'll probably bring in Levar Fisher, another ex-Cardinal.
              I'm surprised it's taken this long to go after our 3rd Fisher.
              The more things change, the more they stay the same.


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                If you’re wondering or worrying about the Rams bouncing back from their unsightly beat down Sunday in Dallas, Jeff Fisher wants you to know something.


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                So you want to know why The Man with the ’Stache was trusted with the keys to Stan Kroenke’s nearly $900 million toy? So you’re wondering why the Rams’ owner made Fisher one of the most lavishly paid coaches in the entire football-loving world ($7 million annually) to run this previously dysfunctional organization?

                Well you’re about to find out.

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                They will wobble along for a few uncertain steps, then suddenly find steady and confident legs, then look back on gawdawful Sundays like the Rams experienced in Dallas as a character-building moment that helped define them.

                That’s what good teams do. But bad teams — and sometimes very immature ones — don’t bounce back. They take that one bad misstep and it leads to another one, then another one, then another and another until it leads to a downward spiral and a long, ugly, season-long hot mess.

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                > Our read option has done nothing but HURT our REAL run game.... Unless we go back to what worked in 2011, we will lose.

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                > Final score: 2 - 0 Rams.

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                > Another loss coming our way. Actually make it 2 more, our next win might not happen until the Cards game. Right now, we are just too out of sync plus our mental game and confidence is to totally shattered.

                > I'm glad it's a short week, I don't know if I could wait till Sunday to get this taste out of my mouth.

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