Rams Admit they Have No Answers

    Luckily for the Rams, the focus of the national football media is on the Oakland Raiders and the Detriot Lions for their scandalous front offices and their administrations which are on the hot-seat.  Luckily for the Rams, both the Lions and Raiders are 0-3 as well Oakland is 1-2 and the Lions are 0-3, which takes the focus of being the worst team in football off the Rams.  The Raiders fought for their lame-duck head coach against the up and coming Bills in Week 3 and were only beaten on a last second field goal.  The Lions at least have scored more than 24 points in a game.

            So what can the Rams do to turn around the season before it is too late?  When asked for answers about why his team is playing so poorly, Scott Linehan had no answers.  “Something’s vanishing from our competitive state of mind on the field and I take total responsibility for that, trying to find out what it is, what buttons we need to push, what lineups that can get it done. After three games, I don’t know that I have any better answer for you than I did after one, because I felt much better after game two until the fourth quarter, but I felt very similar to how we were in game one in this game in the first half.”  Linehan is admitting to the press and the fans that he has no answers about how to turn his team around.  He admits that he has no ideas about how to motivate his team. 

            Linehan decided to make a lineup change and bench Marc Bulger for week 4 against the Buffalo Bills.  Green was signed because he knows offensive coordinator Al Saunders’s offense well from their time together in Kansas City.  Does this count as an answer to the Rams woes?  Green possibly will be better than Bulger in the very short term.  However, Green is injury-prone and putting him in front of the Rams struggling offensive line is nothing short of criminal.  In Week 10, when Green is injured, does Bulger play better and more confident for a coach that doesn’t trust him and behind an offensive line that just couldn’t protect Green?

 


         Linehan has officially now gotten desperate.  He admits he has no answers.  He makes a small and very cosmetic change for the sake of change.  Bulger wasn’t very good in the first few games and he was part of the problem with the Rams in 2008, but benching him in favor of Trent Green will not be part of the solution.  Linehan has burned his last bridge with Bulger.  Linehan seems to be banking on an improved performance in the week before the bye week.  With two weeks to analyse only that one week of performance, he is hoping his job will be safe for the year.

        This move will not work out for the Rams in 2008, and will not work out for the Rams in 2009 and beyond as Bulger is signed for another 5 years with the Rams.  This seems like desperate measures in desperate times for the Rams.


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2 Responses to “Rams Admit they Have No Answers”

  1. Tackle Box says:

    Hey, cool blog. I read your quote on TST, looked up your profile and followed the link over here.

    Btw, how cool is it to get quoted on TST only to have some meatball vomit all over it with a stream of retarded rambling?

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  2. Jeff Roman says:

    Thanks TackleBox – I was unsure what that person had to say over at TST. Honestly, I didn’t read past the second sentence. It was all one huge paragraph of ravings.

    I usually support rantings – as I rant often, but that was quite a long rant, even to read.

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