Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Hate Crickets

I personally hate this time of year when it comes to football. All you hear about it is what players are doing off the field, and hopefully it is good news.

I hate the fact that the biggest news is how much money the rookies are signing for.

I hate and never watch the NBA, but I admire how they structure their salaries for rookies. I hate the fact that all you hear now is what charity the Rams players are raising money for. Don't get me wrong, I do my fair share of donating to my favorite charity, it is admirable for the players, but is it really football newsworthy?

I hate the fact that I don't get to hear what changes the Rams are planning to make on the defensive side of the ball. I hate that even the most reliable "home town" papers have nothing to write about. I hate it when there is something to write about, and it's about some stupid remark Steven Jackson made about being booed.

I hate the fact that the fans can't get behind the Rams and face a new year.

I hate the fact that it's quiet in football news.

I hate crickets.

"See You On The Hit Side" #21

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Schedule Tells It All

Looking ahead at the Rams schedule, the defense will have some difficult times ahead, or will they?

Week #1 is the Eagles. Depending on McNabb, the biggest test will be their running game.

Week #2 is the Giants. Super bowl champions says it all. The Rams test will come early
this year.

Week #3 the Rams face the Seahawks. The Seahawks seem to have the Rams number
the last few years, and have good balance on offense.

Week #4 the Bills come to town. They are not an offensive team, but the running game
could be dangerous.

Week #5 we get some rest with the bye week.

Week #6 we go to Washington and face the Redskins. The Redskins have virtually
no passing game and will rely on the run.

Week #7 the Rams get the Cowboys at home. The Cowboys have one of the best
offenses in the NFL, this could be a lopsided game.

Week #8 doesn't get any better for the Rams, they go to New England to face the
Patriots. We all know about what Tom Brady and Co. did last year, I see nothing
different this year, this could also be a slaughter.

Week #9 brings the Cardinals to town. With Arizona, you never know what team will
show up.

Week #10 the Rams go and play the Jets. The Jets are not that good offensively, no real
threat running or throwing the ball.

Week #11 at San Francisco. I put them in the same category as the Jets.

Week #12 Da Bears. They kicked the Rams ass on the Rams last appearance on Monday
Night Football, but it was special teams that did it, not the defenses fault.

Week #13 we get the Dolphins. They have one of the worst offenses in the league,
nothing scares me here.

Weeks #14, 15 & 16 we go on the divisional run with Arizona, Seattle & San Francisco again.

Depending on how banged up the Rams are on defense will decide these games.

The Rams finish week #17 with the Falcons. The ghost of Vick still haunts their offense.

Whether the Rams go 10-6 or 4-12, will be decided by how the defense handles each game,
because the schedule tells it all.