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Rams Melt Down in Season Opener

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Did I make the age old mistake? You know it’s like when you’re at a baseball game, it’s the 6th inning, and you look at the numbers and see the pitcher has a perfect game going. What do you never do? You never say “hey, he’s got a perfect game going into the 6th.” As soon as the words pass through your lips, you hear “crack” and the opposing team has a base hit. I think that’s what happened after the end of the first half when I used the words “melt downs” and “stupid plays” because that’s exactly what we got the entire 2nd half of the game.

As you know, QB Hill threw a meltdown interception at the end of the 1st half. Well when the Rams came back on the field Mr Hill was sitting on the bench. 3rd string hopeful QB Austin Davis was brought in to lead the team. Although I’m happy to see Coach Fisher recognized the need to make a change, I’m not happy he didn’t recognize he didn’t have a better option. He took out a mistake prone, but veteran QB and put in an inexperienced QB who looked absolutely lost when the Vikings brought the heat. And the Viking d-line definitely brought the heat in the 2nd half. In fact the entire Vikings squad fed on the ineptibility of the Rams in the 2nd half.

It was all kind of a blur in the 2nd for the Rams and Rams fans. Vikings RB Patterson exploded for a 67 yard TD run against a myriad of inept tackling attempts. The Rams o-line crumpled and let the newbie get sacked 4 times. Vikings safety Harrison picks off Davis and runs it back for 81 yards (and a TD). And to keep things interesting the Rams got hit by one stupid penalty after another. The Rams went back to 2009 and were once again the poster children for the disease called “melt downs”. But do you know what’s worse than all that? Even if we cleaned up all the nonsense, the Rams offense once again showed very little signs of life. Zac Stacy ran for about 40 yards and Benny Cunningham for about 20. One of the only bright spot of the game came via WR Brian Quick who showed up for a solid performance. He accumulated 99 receiving yards with an average of 14 per reception.

The second half of the game was hard to watch. Lots of room for improvement Rams fans… More to come!!!

 


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2 Responses to “Rams Melt Down in Season Opener”

  1. I am still amazed at the blatant blackballing that goes on in the NFL for some and preferential treatment for others.
    Anyone who still believes that Tebow is out of the league because he sucks, my only response is to ask you to spend 5 minutes at tebowsfirst16.com

    It is obviously NOT his stats.

    Btw I wonder how many calls the NFL made on Tim’s behalf when the Patriots let him go?

    Disappointed

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