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    Wow Charley is really getting off to a great start already. Man the pick up of Rod Jones is just great. What a year so far. We got to win it all. We look solid all over and all the players picked up seem hungry for a title. With Kurt and Marshall healthy we can not loose. Maybe the undefeated season. Hey i am wishing.

  • #2
    Maybe not a perfect season, but a great one for sure.
    I think there's a lot of excitement around the team for how the draft went and for all the FA acquisitions.
    I must admit there was a moment during the off season when i was concerned because all the teams signed all the available FA and the Rams were so inactive, but with the draft approaching and especially in the las couple of days before the draft we made some great deals.
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    • #3
      I would agree with what has been said BUT

      A perfect season ..... it would be nice but lets be honest. This is a brand new defence .....

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      • #4
        We have one more preseason game than usual to assemble the new defense. This is a great opportunity that we must capitalize.
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        • #5
          Masi, I appreciate your upbeat enthusiasm. If only all fans had that kind of positive attitude. With that much positive energy, there's no way the Rams would lose.

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          • #6
            I'm just enthusiastic to be a Ram Fan
            I supported the Rams even during the ten years of depression, so now i have no other choice to be positive thinking:cool: :cool:
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            • #7
              I would have to say a perfect season is jumping a little to far, but I also admire your enthusiasm as you are keeping the faith on the Rams. 16-0 would be great but I think 13-3 is more like it. Either record is great though and will win the division and we all hope the conference and then the championship. The big key is Warner and Faulk staying healthy, even with a weak defense last year if those 2 had been healthy all year the season might have ended entirely different. GO RAMS!

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              • #8
                There's a guy at another site (sorry) with a quote I live by:

                Hope, not Expectation!;)

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                • #9
                  Top 5 Improvements I Would Like To See This Year:

                  1. Special Teams Play
                  2. Tackling
                  3. Tackling
                  4. Tackling
                  5. Tackling


                  Did I mention tackling?

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                  • #10
                    And m-o-r-e tackling!...

                    Point well taken TXRamsFan! :cool:

                    Cannot emphasize that principle enough. More tackling / more smacking / more agressiveness / MORE "D".

                    I'm another believer in the Rams being very, v-e-r-y close to an unusually successful season this year. I mean, even by their own goals and standards! That translates into even MORE POINTS from the offense, CONSIDERABLE LESS POINTS against, courtesy of a Rampant-new-D... = MORE WINS THAN IN 2000.

                    As in four more 'W's? V-e-r-y likely.

                    The closer the season comes to the starting line, the more I hear and the more I believe that, as much as the other teams --all of them-- are pursuing their goals and improvements, the St. Louis RAMS have the strongest potential indeed. Think about the potential they already had when healthy! ...(granted, that's an "iffy" intangible).

                    Sure, it sounds too simplistic to accept but, how can one not feel the evidence of Raministic logic?

                    On the other hand, just as Kurt is tired of the same health-related questions from last year's injuries, I wonder when will the media writers bring the "most points scored against in NFL history" line to an end? :mad: That's the last time I mention it! ;)

                    Opener against Eagle's will probably be the toughest.

                    And the RAMS ARE ALREADY ON A ROLL! Today! GO RAMS!!!

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                    • #11
                      I honestly think aggressive D play stirs up the so called "crowd noise". Am I right?

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                      • MemphisRam
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                        by MemphisRam
                        :r I think the only way we can get the respect we deserve is to go all the
                        way. A good record would be o.k. but wouldn't earn the respect that is rightfully
                        owed. I'm sick of hearing about the whiner's and seahag's. They've made some
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