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    It is very early and we have not played the most stellar running teams but ranked 3rd against the rush? I mean the front line is really playing great. The only thing they really look vulnerable too is the draw. Most of the big running plays vs the Cards were draws. I really hope the offence shows how dominant they can be because with this defence this team can realy be scary.

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    Re: This Run Defence of the Rams

    I think the Rams are going to have their hands full with CBrown, Henry, and McNair..............they are all healthy and so is the Titans OL............They will try to control the LOS and the TOP ..............that is Fishers game.


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      Re: This Run Defence of the Rams

      Originally posted by bongo59
      I think the Rams are going to have their hands full with CBrown, Henry, and McNair..............they are all healthy and so is the Titans OL............They will try to control the LOS and the TOP ..............that is Fishers game.
      Hmmm.....Is it too soon to say wrongo bongo?


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