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Rejuvenating The St Louis Rams

Most of us don’t have to worry about getting into physical conflicts.  But let’s just say you do get in a fight.  Coincidentally, you’ve been working out and putting on some muscle.  You weren’t looking for a fight, but now that it’s here; bring it on.  You and the other guy are throwing blows and trying to knock the other out.  Let’s say that in the course of the brawl you connect with 7 punches, but then you are pummeled by 45.  I’m thinking you’re going to feel a little dazed and confused the next day.  I’m thinking that’s how the Rams are feeling right about now after the international beat down they suffered at the hands of the NE Patriots.

Read these quotes and tell me if you sense a lack of urgency?

(Danny Amendola) “Yeah, absolutely,” Amendola said. “I’m ready to come back and I’m ready to do what I can.”

(Roger Saffold)  “If we feel I’m ready to go, I’ll go,” Saffold said. “If that’s not an option, if they feel I need to sit back, then I will.”

(James Laurinaitis)  “I think it’s important: how do we respond to this? How do we come back on Wednesday and Thursday and practice hard and really try to focus and focus on the little things and details that make us better?”

In fact I think sports media is feeling the same kind of sting.  What do you say after witnessing a butt kicking like that?  Most articles are entitled something like “Rams Look To Improve Over The Bye Week.”  Really?  Brilliant!  Lol.

Although my own faith in Coach Fisher has been shaken slightly, it seems he might be the only person who’s keeping a level head.  Fisher could have panicked and offered Steven Jackson up as a sacrifice.  Instead, he appears to be staying the course.  He let everyone know we’re keeping SJ and moving ahead as planned.  I see this as a very steadying move.  After watching tape of last Sunday’s game he admitted there were many things that needed work/correction, but Fisher said the Rams are going to focus on two: 1) better red zone execution, and 2) getting takeaways.

So, I can’t say I think the Rams are back on track, but I can’t complain when we are focusing on the most important issues.  Having Amendola back in the slot is going to make a big difference for the Rams.  The trick is to get Fisher’s confidence and focus to trickle down through the club.  After the bye week we have another huge game against conference rivals SF 49ers.   We have got to pull out all the stops for this one.  Go Rams!!!


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