Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halfway There

Well the Rams season is officially half way over, and it has been one to forget.

At 0-8 the Rams have had their worst start in their history. At the beginning
of the season I had them going 10-6 and making the play-offs. Now it looks
like the only chance of winning anything is beating the Miami Dolphins for
the first pick in next years draft.

Everyone was happy to see Steven Jackson return to the starting lineup against
Cleveland, but one man does not make a team.

"The injured Rams" as they have been called all year,lost another offensive
lineman (Incognito) which left the Rams with only one, day one starter on
the offensive line. That will always hurt the best of teams.

The defense had another day of miscues and misfortune. The Rams defense
again allowed over 100 yards rushing. The Browns had 132 yards for a 4.6
average per carry. You can't allow that in the NFL.

To make matters worse, the Rams defense allowed Derek Anderson to throw
for 248 yards and 3 touchdowns. Derek Anderson will not make the hall of fame,
but the Rams defense will make anyone look like they can.

Watching the game, I couldn't find one bright spot on the Rams defense.
They played awful.

Well, the season is halfway there, so the misery of this season is getting
closer to the end. I guess that is a bright spot.

"See you on the hit side"#21
~Cromwell's Corner~

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Recipe for 0-7

What a disappointment. The 2007 Rams have now accomplished
what no other
Rams team has done in 70 years, starting a season
at 0-7. This has become

I was worried at the beginning of the season that the Rams
dreadful defense from last year, would show up this year.
How wrong I was.

As you probably notice, I take pride in defense. Who could
imagine though,
that after 7 games it's the Rams OFFENSE
that is ranked 30th in the league.

The Rams tight end Rand McMicheal said it perfectly
"Right now I am embarrassed to be a Ram. It is pathetic."

I feel the same way as a fan.

Seattle beat the Rams 33-6 on Sunday. The score looks
bad from a defensive
standpoint on first review. Statistically,
it wasn't that bad on the
defensive side, it was the offense
and special teams that let everyone down.

The Rams "D" got to Hasselbeck and nicked him pretty good.
He ended up with
only 195 yards. Shaun Alexander has been
banged up this year and the Rams "D"
held him to 47 yards on
19 carries. The Seahawks only had 100 total rushing

yards for the game. They only managed 289 total yards
for the entire game.

I can't fault the defense at all for that. With 5 turnovers and
a returned
kick for a touchdown, the Seahawks took advantage
of field position and
opportunities GIVEN to them. The Rams
showed the rest of the league the
perfect recipe to go 0-7.

Watch out Cleveland, we'll be looking for 0-8 next week.

"See you on the hit side" #21
~Cromwells Corner~

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


I was two years old in 1962, and I admit I didn't know
who the Rams were then. It was about five years later
that I got bit by the Rams bug and have been a fan ever

Great times back in the late 60's, Roman Gabriel, the
"Fearsome Foursome" etc...

But 1962 was an awful year. The Rams started 0-6.
Sound familiar? This 2007 Rams team has tied the
1962 Rams for the worst start in franchise history.

With the Seahawks coming up this weekend, I have
to believe they will set a new record.

Looking at the game against the Ravens, I can't fault
the defense for this pitiful run at the record book. The
Rams held Baltimore to 248 total yards. The defense
also held the Ravens to under 100 yards rushing. 77
rushing yards on 31 attempts for a 2.5 yards per carry
average, is more than respectable. The Rams were
plagued by the Frerotte disease. Gus had a disastrous
day, and turned the ball over 6 times. You can't blame
the defense for that abortion.

The Rams defense held their ground and limited the
Ravens offense to one touchdown and five Matt Stover
field goals. It could have been much worse than the 22
points the Ravens scored.

The Seattle game is in Seattle this week, so the Rams
will be fighting a hostile crowd. Let's just hope they fight
off the hostile ghosts of 1962.

"See you on the hit side" #21

~Cromwell's Corner~

Monday, October 8, 2007

Out of Town

Sad to say, we believe that he witnessed in person this past weekend, the continual demise of our beloved Rams.

Should be back next week.

Thursday, October 4, 2007


I think on Sunday I would have rather been at the dentist getting my gums
scraped than watching the Rams vs. Dallas game. What a painful experience.

The Rams didn't post on either side of the ball. The Rams "D' has had some
bright spots in the beginning of the season, but not that day. Watching the
first quarter, I felt that the Rams had a shot at staying in the game. One
play erased that concept immediately. On a third and three play the Dallas
center snaps the ball over Romo's head. Romo ends up kicking it farther
backwards. Did he fall on the ball? No, he picks it up and starts running. 33
yards later he gets a first down.

Where was the defense?

Can't you sense that something strange is going on when a single play
lasts 45 seconds?

At that time, the score was 7-7. After that play, Dallas scored and went on to
put up 28 unanswered points.

The Rams 'D' gave up 502 total yards. They allowed 171 yards on the ground
with an average of 5.2 yards a carry. They allowed 331 yards passing and 3
touchdown passes.

I will be traveling 16 hours this weekend to go to St. Louis to see the Rams
and Cardinals play. Me and my buddies will be staying on the "Landing", partying
and having a large time on Saturday and then the Rams game on Sunday.
I'm not sure which day will be more brutal.

"See you on the hi side" #21