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Rams Trounced 35-0 By 49ers

The St. Louis Rams were shut out for the second time in the 2009 season, this time by the San Francisco 49ers.  They have absolutely no originality on offense, no playmakers at wide receiver, an overpaid and underachieving offensive line.

The Rams do not deserve a traditional game story as they didn’t play like an NFL team.  If you want a traditional game story, you can go to, or anywhere else on the web.

The Rams continually run the ball when the defense is expecting run.  The Rams call a draw on every 3rd and long.

The Rams wide receivers cannot get open down the field.  Donnie Avery had an early catch and shake and bake, but was unable to make another catch until the game was well in doubt.

The Rams have invested a ton of money in their offensive line, but they continue to be run over by every other teams defensive line.

Each of these problems are tied to each other as the unoriginal playcalling give the Rams offensive line no chance.  The Rams wide receivers inability to get open gives the offensive line more time to attempt to hold their blocks.  And if the offensive line does not block, it doesn’t matter what play is called.

The one mistake that ending up being the winning score was a punt that bounced and hit Quincy Butler’s foot and bounced into the endzone (pictured).  Was the Danny Amendola not shouting for the rest of the Rams to get away from the ball?  At some point, all the bad bounces bounce badly for the Rams for a reason.

A few weeks back, I was thinking about why the Rams continue to make the same mistakes as years past even though they have turned over 50% of the roster and 100% of the coaching staff.  I couldn’t figure it out.  But I think I have it figured it out now.  The Rams are just not that talented or well-coached.  They haven’t been as talented as any other NFL team in the past three years.  Some teams can overcome less talent if they are well-coached and disicplined, but the Rams haven’t been either in the past.  With new head coach Steve Spagnuolo, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.  But, the results look like an undisciplined and untalented team.  Not a very good combination for the Rams and their fans.

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2 Responses to “Rams Trounced 35-0 By 49ers”

  1. I totally agree with the play calling. What were they doing? We really don’t have any good receivers, but there is a lot that can be done with our running backs. We have Jackson, Darby, and Gado. Why are we only running Jackson? We definitely need to be mixing it up and showing defenses different looks.

    I’m not sure who is calling the offensive plays, but there are plays designed to compensated for high pressure situations.

    Today was embarrassing.

  2. To clarify… I totally agree with your point regarding bad play calling… lol

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