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Rams v. Detroit Preview: This is It!

The Rams are 0-7, the Lions are 1-5.  The Lions did not sell out Ford Field, resulting in a local blackout for the people of the Detroit area.  By all accounts, this would be listed as a terrible game that is of no consequence to anyone.  That would be correct in most cases, however, St. Louis Rams fans have had this date on their schedule circled ever since the Rams started their free fall in 2009.  This is a team the Rams can beat.

Detroit is a team as bad as the Rams.  The Rams will finally be able to pick on someone their own size.  Detroit has had problems on their offensive line, in their secondary and they are starting a rookie quarterback who is has missed the last two weeks with a knee injury.  Their star receiver is still up in the air whether or not he will be able to play on Sunday as well.

The Detroit Lions are rebuilding as well, however, they took a different path than the Rams.  The Rams are going with a youth movement for better or for worse, hoping that they will find a few diamonds in the rough by giving their young players a chance to play every day.  It has caused a lot of mistakes and missed assignments for the Rams.  But they will be rewarded next year and beyond when their young players have valuable experience.  The Lions are starting 7 players on their defense who have been in the league 7 years or longer.  The Rams have only 9 players on their whole roster who have been in the league 7 years or longer.  The Lions offense is a bit of a different story as they only have 3 players that old who are starting.  Their offense is in a youth movement with Matt Stafford, Calvin Johnson and Kevin Smith.

Draw your own conclusion about who’s rebuilding effort is going better.  The Lions have won 1 game and the Rams 0.  The Rams need to get one in the win column this week against Detroit.

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One Response to “Rams v. Detroit Preview: This is It!”

  1. Good article, but sad state of affairs. Rams fan deserve better. Whenever we feel happy to be playing a sorry team, something is seriously wrong. This is not how my beloved Rams should be operating.

    Spag, give me a call… I’ll find Rudy and we’ll both come in and turn this thing around. I’m serious. I’ve had enough. I want new players. Why the hell did we give up Witherspoon? I want to see if Spag has some bank accounts in the Cayman Island that are bulging… ???

    Rams Ownership… Rams Coaches… Rams players… let’s get it together. You are embarrassing us. Anybody on that team have a pair?

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