Shock2k wrote: candyman4881 wrote:
Shock2k wrote:Let's be honest, even with all my thoughts on the Rams, they got destroyed by the Browns. Offensively, defensively and special teams. It was the most one sided game I saw in the first week of preseason, (and I've watched all but 2 games).
This post makes me laugh - you make it seem that since the Rams were beat by the Browns by eight points AT Cleveland in the first PRESEASON game that the Rams will suck this year. As I pointed above, the Rams lost 38-3 to the Colts last year in the first preseason game too - was the season over then too?
Also, you said that this was the most lopsided game you watched, but I guess you missed Arizona shut out Green Bay, Houston win by 14, Miami win by 24, Cincinnati win by 24, Buffalo win by 24, and the Ravens win by 28 as well?
I'm not talking about the points, I'm talking about the total lethargic lack of execution in every phase. Hey, I was a believer in the Rams until I saw that horrid display. I will watch all the preseason games, so I'm willing to change my opinion.
We will have to agree to disagree, especially on offense - I thought the first team offense looked good, especially Bradford. The first drive was stalled by an Isaiah Pead fumble at the Browns 30 yard line - the drive started at the Rams 17 I believe. The next series was a 3 and out, so I will give you the benefit there. The last series for the first team O ended in a TD, including a 50+ yard pass to Chris Givens.
Special teams - on the punt return, the field judge missed a blantant holding call (hey its preseason too for the officials) that sprung the punt returner free, but having said that, there is no reason to give up a 80+ yard return. Our kicker Greg Zuerlein connected for two 50+ field goals, so a good positivity there as well.
Defense- The defense was very basic and very vanilla. Missed tackle, no pass rush, and the inability to get off the field on 3rd downs are a concern for the 1st team defense.
Overall though, I disagree that the Rams were "total lethargic lack of execution in every phase". Defense I will agree with you - offense and special teams, not so much