Tuesday, September 18, 2007

It Took the Rams 8 Days to Lose Their Luster by Stlvinnie


On September 9th the St. Louis Rams were about to open up the 2007 season with high hopes against the Carolina Panthers. Everyone could hardly wait. Down near the dome y2ou could smell the hotdogs & brats, you could see all of the wonderful colors of opening day, in addition to the bands playing and the noise of thousands. The Rams were picked in Vegas to win 7.5 games but how could that be. The Rams are loaded with Bulger, Bruce, Holt, Jackson, McMichael, Leonard and others just waiting to explode. I myself was thinking the Rams had a shot at 10 wins and the ability to score 500 points this season. Now just 8 days later….
With the Rams up 13-7 and driving on the Panthers early in the 3rd quarter Steven Jackson fumbled around the Panthers 32. A simple FG would have put the Rams up 16-7 and given them a pretty good chance to win that game. As you know the Rams went on to lose 27-13. In addition to the loss the Rams lost Orlando Pace for the year. You could feel the edge start from there, from 1-0 we were now 0-1 and almost in a must win situation against the 49ers. The game started well with the Rams jumping to an early 7-0 lead. Again many mistakes were made and the Rams lost again 17-16.
The St. Louis Rams are now 0-2, 0-2 in the conference and 0-1 in the division. Orlando Pace and Todd Stuessie are both on IR. Fakir Brown is still serving a 4 game suspension. Hill, Incognito and Tinoisamoa all missed game two and may miss game 3 as well. The St. Louis Rams play 4 of their next 5 games on the road. The mood of the city has soured on the Rams and the fans are already bailing on this years squad. On the talks shows you can hear about anything, get rid of Linehan, start Berlin, etc. Everything is now against the Rams can they rally?
We have an upcoming 8 day window were the St. Louis Rams will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys. If the Rams can win both they will be 2-2 and right back in it. A lot can happen in 8 days….can’t it?

3 Comments:

Blogger Bacon said...

Alot can happen in 8 days. I mean look at the Packers. Alot of writers said they got lucky against the Eagles, but yet it was the defense that made that game. Same thing against the Giants. While the odds of making the playoffs at 0 - 2 aren't great, they are still the odds and were made to be offset.

9/21/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger Bacon said...

BTW, this is Fred.

9/21/2007 01:22:00 PM  
Blogger breatnyS said...

Alot can happen in 8 days. I mean look at the Packers. Alot of writers said they got lucky against the Eagles, but yet it was the defense that made that game. Same thing against the Giants.http://www.ticketwood.com/nfl/StLouis-Rams-Tickets/index.php
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While the odds of making the playoffs at 0 - 2 aren't great, they are still the odds and were made to be offset.

10/08/2007 04:21:00 AM  

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