This week the Rams travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks in a very tough place to play against a team that handled the Rams easily in the Edward Jones Dome. This should be fun!
It is Monday Night Football (coming on tonight, ah!) – so all you lucky souls all over the country get the game.
What to Watch For
- Mr. Bradford? - Bradford split snaps with Kellen Clemens on Saturday and is trying to play in this game. But, really, what is the point? Bradford will be gimpy and is risking serious injury starting in front of the Rams patchwork (to call it patchwork is being kind) offensive line. I understand he doesn’t want to sit out and that drive to play is great, and Steve Spagnuolo is still coaching for his job and wants the best players out there on gameday… but for the long term health of Bradford and the Rams franchise, he needs to be shut down over the rest of the season.
- Please Don’t Embarrass Us – The Rams last appearance on national TV, on Monday Night against the New York Giants was not a total embarassment, with the only exception of Cadillac Williams not picking up a lateral. The Rams offense forced the Giants to fake injuries with their dynamic hurry up offense. What happened to that offense? Anyway, since the Rams are on national TV, my mantra is always “Please Don’t Embarrass Us”. Play hard, play smart and don’t under any circumstances get blown out.
- Turn The Ball Over - The Rams were able to get 2 quick turnovers against Tavaris Jackson in the first quarter in the game at the Edward Jones Dome, but they were only able to get 7 points out of it and the Seahawks eventually took the game over easily. If the Rams offense is going to score, they will need a very short field and lots of momentum.
- Offense Needs to Do Their Part – In the last few games, the story has been almost exactly the same. The Rams offense does nothing all game, but the defense stays strong early on but as soon as they begin to wear down and the opposition begins to run the ball continually against them – they fold. The Rams defense is good enough to win more than 2 games. The Rams last-ranked offense is not. Even the 31st ranked offense in Jacksonville scored 41 points this week!
- Who Has Pride? – We will see tonight, who still has pride and is playing hard and who is running out the string, cashing their checks and making offseason plans.