Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

Now I've never been a "Dead Head", but I admit
I did see them twice. It's amazing what the mind can
see under such colorful circumstances. After the
first 3 games of the season, I'm wondering if the
Rams have stashed away some old "Jerry Garcia
secret punch". Maybe they order mushroom pizzas
before the games. I can't figure this team out at all.

Bulger signs a new deal and gets "happy feet". Marc,
the money was for football, not the ballet. I understand
that the O-line is beat up, but hang in there and play
the game.

The worst news is that Steven Jackson has a groin pull.
There might be more to it than what the Rams are saying,
stay tuned.

On the defensive side, there wasn't much to brag about
either. The Rams gave up 182 total rushing yards with an
average 5.7 yards per carry.

Is anyone on the Rams coaching staff looking at the
trend here? Tampa Bay is not an offensive powerhouse.

Next is Dallas. After they took apart Chicago's defense
Sunday night, the Rams are in for a long day. It's been
a long strange trip, but I'm ready to come down at any time.
Any Rams want to join me?

"See You on the hit side" #21

Monday, September 17, 2007

Blown Opportunity

People always say that football is a game of inches.
I have always hated that phrase, until Mike Jones
made his stop, clinching a Super Bowl victory
for the Rams.

Well yesterday, I have decided that I hate that
phrase once more. Jeff Wilkins 56 yard attempt
with less than a minute to go, fell inches short.
I can't blame him, he has always been solid. I
really can't put the blame for this loss on anyone
in particular.

Dante Hall drops a punt that allows San Francisco
to kick the winning filed goal. The Rams second team
line allowing Bulger to get pounded all day. Fumbles,
sacks and penalties. Blame it on everybody. The Rams
"D" played very well. The only hiccup they had was
when they allowed Frank Gore to run 43 yards
for a touchdown on a 4th & one play. Besides that, they
only allowed San Francisco a total of 186 net yards.
That is how defenses should play.

The Rams only allowed Frank Gore 81 yards on 20 attempts,
if you take away the one big play he had, he averaged two
yards a carry.

Alex Smith only had 126 yards passing for the game, again
very respectable. They put pressure on Smith throughout the
game and sacked hem four times and recovered two fumbles.

This was one of the best statistical days the Rams "D" has
had in a long time. It's too bad that it had to come on
a blown opportunity for a win.

"See you on the hit side" #21

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Two Games in One

For anybody that watched the Rams/Panthers game on Sunday,
we got to see two games for the price of one.

The Rams defense came out in the first half, flying around,
making plays, not embarrassing themselves. The Panthers
got an early score due to a pass interference call that
allowed them to continue the drive.

For the rest of the first half, the Rams defense played
well enough to shut the Panthers out.

Halftime. The Rams were up 10-7.

I think as the second half progressed that Rams fans
were wondering why they did not have to leave the stadium
and come back in and pay for another ticket.

Was this a new game? New teams playing each other?

After the Rams scored another 3 to make it 13-7, the
Panthers scored the next 20 to make it 27-13. Game over.

The Rams didn't show up in the second half. The Panthers
defense did. The Panthers only allowed 76 yards rushing.

The Panthers had just over 100 yards in the first half,
but they ended up with 387 total net yards. Again the
Rams defense made two mediocre rushers combine for 186
yards for a 4.9 average.

The Rams defense better get it together. If they keep
playing two games in one, it will be a long season.

"See you on the hit side" #21