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    I'm a little bit nervous about this Sunday's game against the Panthers.
    With Carolina in a 1-6 hole, all the signs point to a blow-out in St. Louis.
    What I want to know is, how many are we allowed to beat them by without being dubbed "unsporting."
    Is 20 okay? Or is that just rubbing it in and making people ashamed to be Rams fans.
    Should we just be sporting and let them win for the sake of parity, like they did twice last season.
    Mike Martz should make a mental note not to call any onside kicks. Or field goals. Or play-actions. After all, it's a bit unfair to make the other team think you're going to run it and then pass the ball instead. That's almost cheating.
    Or maybe, just maybe, we should just try and win by as big a margin as possible and avoid last year's mid-season slump.
    Crazy idea, I know, but it would be nice to think Martz could go all out for the win each week without the media, and even the Rams' own fans, describing his play-calling as arrogant and unsporting.
    We all saw what happened when the Rams took their foot off the pedal against the Saints last week and it wasn't pretty.
    So let's rack up 30 or 40 points, without mercy, against the Panthers and get our bid for homefield advantage in the Play-offs back on track.
    We spent years being the whipping boys for better teams - now it's our turn to rack up the points.
    Rams by 30 - I hope.

  • #2
    Yhis has been spoken about a great deal on both sides of the puddle.

    I feel that if the Rams are in a position to win the game and if they are fortunate enough to blow them out ........ WE BLOW THEM OUT.

    I dont remember the whiners ever taking their foot of the gas peddle and who was their coach ;)

    just kill them baby :rolleyes: :mask: :wiseman:

    Keeping the Rams Nation Talking


    • #3
      Go for it!

      No problem Limey, let's do it! I agree, Rams deserve it, are obviously capable of it and ought to go for it!

      It may be seen as taking advantage of the scratched and limping Panthers right now, but it would be a great feeling to realize the Rams' TRUE potential on both sides of the ball.
      Panther hunt is on! GO RAMS!!! :evil:


      • #4
        Pour it on...

        The offense needs to make a statement that our 1 loss was an 8 turnover fluke, and that we are still the greatest show on earth. I say we should start a new streak of games where we score 40 or more points, beginning with hanging at least 50 up Sunday.


        • #5
          Where we ended up with a bye week this year, the real season for the Rams starts Sunday. Everyone is a potential Super Bowl breaker from now until the end of the season as far as I am concerned. Everyone gets "MaxQ"


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          • MauiRam
            What Fortywhiners Fans are saying .
            by MauiRam
            > No possible way this team travels on a short week to the Rams to win. We complete 2 passes in a half on offense. This is not an NFL offense. It's clear the defense has also dropped off. We can't stop anybody anymore. Plus the read option is worthless this year. All the WR's and TE's are hurt. Coaching and play calling are questionable. Forget the division. That's done. It's the Seahawks. Forget the wild card. I don't think we are making the playoffs. We will get a high draft pick.

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

            > I expect 1-3 to be honest. No confidence in this team until Harbaugh and Roman admit the pistol read-option does not give us the best chance to win anymore. We need to go back to the type of football that's proven to be successful for the last several decades.

            > A short week + travel + the Rams have our # + their stadium + the way our offense is playing. We aren't winning that game. I'd be surprised if it's close.

            > Final score: 2 - 0 Rams.

            > It's obvious we don't have deep threats right now. Instead of the deep ball, why not primarily run the ball, and when necessary, go to short passes and rely on YAC? I've read that the Rams' secondary is suspect to put it mildly.

            > 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.

            > Our passing offense is primarily Boldin, VD and Crabtree at full strength. Two out of those three are out, so we are running at 33%. Meanwhile, sure, why not give the others a chance...what is there to lose anyways. Better to have tried and lost than not try at all. There is something obviously/seriously wrong with the team right now...the ***** are not supposed to lose by these large margins. The coaching has to be questioned, everything has to be questioned before it's too late to change anything. We have a Coach of the year, Executive of the year, and an owner who has a lot of common sense. That's the only thing going for the team right now.

            > The Ram's passrush will eat us alive.

            > I don't understand the gameplan and offensive play calling the last 2 weeks. We have no WRs that can get open right now and yet we keep calling passing plays even though we were built as a run first team and had our best success the last 2 yrs on Gore's back. Harbaugh and Roman need to get their head outta their a**es and get back to running the ball and stop with the gimmicky read option BS

            > The Rams suck. Their offense is so bland... I swear it's from the 1970's. Sam Bradford is Captain Checkdown...
            -09-25-2013, 12:30 PM
          • djccon
            Now That I've Cooled Off...
            by djccon
            The results of the game with the 'Aints are inexcusable and unacceptable. That means I am inconsolable. There cannot be any consolation from this game, nor do I see any positives coming from it. However, here are some observations that I have come away with now that I've had some time to cool off and think objectively:

            1) I am FED UP with hearing regularly about the "ball maintenance" drills these guys run every DAY in practice, only to watch them cough it up week after week. Obviously it isn't working - so, Mr. Martz, FIND SOMETHING THAT DOES!

            2) I never cared for Bobby April when he was in Pittsburgh. I liked him less in Atlanta, even less in New Orleans, and I am convinced he must have pictures of someone naked with a hooker to be able to stay in the NFL. Who deemed this guy a guru? Every week we can count on opponents starting at least 2 possessions outside their own 35 after kickoffs. You can look it up.

            3) Was it just me, or did Canidate seem totally exhausted by half time? I thought Martz said he planned to rotate backs a little more. I think being tired contributed greatly to his struggles. As tired as he looked, I just KNEW it was only a matter of time before he put it on the carpet.

            4) The dropped passes are unforgiveable. When you get that much $, catch the dang ball, ESPECIALLY when you're trying to keep control and move the chains.

            5) 1st and 10 near midfield, up 24-6, and a fumble. The defense holds on 4 straight downs, again near midfield, and an INT. Control the @#$% ball, and put the game away ASAP! Blowing a 24 point lead at HOME is unforgiveable.

            6) I don't care what those two-toothed, cousin-marrying morons in Louisiana say, all the 'aints proved Sunday is they need 8 turnovers to beat us. Had they gotten only 7, they'd STILL have lost. How does that sit with you 'aint fans - knowing you only got 1 or 2 "takeaways" - you know @#$% well those were "giveaways" (i.e., you didn't TAKE, we GAVE)?

            7) This game convinced me of one thing - the only team good enough to beat the Rams, is the Rams. There is no consolation in this, neither do I consider it a positive since they were SO @#$% willing to do just that.

            Out for now. Peace!
            -10-30-2001, 06:43 PM
          • jdpbmo
            don't blame Martz
            by jdpbmo
            Well, where to begin. First, Martz didn't commit the 8 turnovers. Second, he didn't jump offsides with 2 minutes to play to seal the doom. How can a team be so utterly, utterly amazing in one half and look like the bad news bears in football gear the next? And we were stupid enough to have the false illusions of going undefeated, 19-0. I don't mean to speak for others, but it popped into my head a time or two. What was Warner doing today? Did he forget who he was supposed to throw to? And then when he was on target the receivers dropped the ball. And when he was on target and the receivers caught it, they soon fumbled it. I would much rather lose a game like we played against NYG than lose like we did today. As bad as they played, they would have won the game. There is no doubt in my mind that we were going to drive the field and either score a game-winning touchdown or at least a field goal to tie it up and send it to overtime where we would win.....if they just don't jump offsides. I would fine McCleon $1 million dollars...not for the mistake, but for being stupid. If he stays on side, NO kicks the field goal and we get the ball back for the game winning doubt about it. It's a shame we have a game like this. NO deserves the credit for their comback and the Rams deserve exactly what they got-a loss. Martz can only call the plays, he can't throw it, catch it, hold onto it, or tackle. over and out jd
            -10-28-2001, 06:14 PM
          • RamsFanSam
            Less than 3 hours to kickoff
            by RamsFanSam
            And I still have concerns about this game. Don't get me wrong, we will win, but it will be a nail biter.It is still early in the season, we could still go 15-1 (I wish), but there are things that keep nagging me, and I don't just mean Tawn.
            What's bothering me about this game is:
            Since Detroit, we have won two games, lost another. We played well, but didn't dominate. For some reason, teams don't feel scared of the Rams unless we completely dominate our opponents. I know it's a small thing, but the psychological aspect of the game is still important. Other teams need to fear us...not just a little, but enough to make the other teams wet themselves in cowardice when they see the Rams come on the field.
            Our offense is there...putting up the yards, the first downs, but not getting past the red zone. A lot of teams have the same troubles. It's not a lack of talent or desire, but for some reason, our opponents are able to read our plays better than they should. We have the manpower, the skill, and the coach to come up with the ideas. Yet, somewhere, the whole thing is breaking down. I'm not 100% convinced of this, but I think today we will see the beginning of the end to our red zone problems. Why? Well, one sore spot in the whole thing was the RT. Jackson could singlehandedly plow thru 5 or 6 defenders to score...but he needs blocks to open up holes. And, since there have been several comments made by Martz and some players concerning Barron, I wouldn't doubt that he may be on the field at some point today.
            Our Defense has come a long way since last year. Little has his groove back. Arch doesn't seem apprehensive to make a big play. Coakley, Clairborne and the rest of the guys are playing seriously. Our weakest point is in the back...but they are even doing a decent job. Our defense is, for the first time in a couple of years, above average. Problem is, they can't do it alone. They need our offense to put up some TD's so we can win.
            Special teams is better, too. Before anyone goes and starts saying they are still not making the big plays, look at it like this....are they making the stupid mistakes like last year, or are they finally getting the idea of holding on to the ball? Even if they are only average, it is still an improvement.
            So why am I really concerned? It is a home game. The Rams might come onto the field with the wrong attitude...the attitude that they will win since it is in the EJD. They need to get the attitude that they will win because they are the better team and will earn the win. The old guys...Pace, Faulk, Arch, Bulger...they know this. The younger ones might not.
            I see a Rams win....a hard fought, close win. This game will be good for us. It will reinforce what we learned in matter how good the numbers, every one on the field must give 100% and score some points to get the W.
            -09-25-2005, 08:36 AM
          • ramhard
            Taking the Joy Out
            by ramhard
            I was wondering if anyone has felt like I've felt this week. This is the hardest week for me to be a Rams fan, even when they were losing. At least then it was a bunch of people trying to get better, but then not doing such a good job of it. I get the sense now that with all this turmoil, that all who represent the Rams are not concerned with winning as much as the fans are, and don' t care much about what's on the field as long as the stands are packed.

            About this time every week, I start to get antsy about Sunday, urging it to hurry and get here, but this week I haven't been that way. I've barely thought about the Jax game, which is a huge game in the scheme of things for the Rams. Now I just think the outcome becomes part of another litany of conspiracies - they win, and it shows that Martz isn't needed, maybe Vitt is the man, maybe not, who was right who wasn't; if they lose then does it mean Martz is needed, or do you blame him even if not here, that the Rams need to clean house...yadda yadda... are the players playing for Martz, Vitt, for themselves, who gets credit...

            Yuck. I like thinking about football, thinking about the draft, playing GM (and only the GM part about how to win football games). Suddenly this reminds me of work.


            I love football, and the Rams are my team. I just hope all involved can say the same thing.
            -10-28-2005, 03:31 PM