Monday, December 10, 2012

We're Not Pretty

That's right, the Rams and how they play isn't very pretty, but does that matter? Ask Long if it matters how pretty this team plays. The uglier the better if games are won. Because that's all that matters is winning games and the Rams are learning just how to do that. They no longer are surviving in an atmosphere of nothing but one loss after another.

So who really cares if their wins aren't pretty? We shouldn't care. What we should care about is the fact that this team is becoming one of the ugliest teams for opponents to play against! Now that's exciting. Remember the days when we as fans would groan any time we had to play the Titans? Well, Fisher has turned this rag tag group of guys into the same type of team and this is a good thing. We are slowly beginning to get noticed and it's not to make fun of us, it's more like groaning "Oh man, we have to play the Rams this week." Win or lose, this team is tough and beats up on any and every opponent that comes their way whether it's at home or on the road.

This is a tough team, this is a mean and fiesty team and there is nothing there that makes it look or feel the same as any team we've seen in a very long time, especially the 2011 group. Who were those guys anyway? Who knows, I do know that 34 of them don't even play in the NFL ANYWHERE. Now that's a huge statement! Fisher definitely knows how to get rid of the garbage!

Fisher has even shown the NFL that you don't even have to score a ton of points to win a game. As long as you have a top notch defense and a way to intelligently manage the game on offense, you can still pull off the wins.

This is only the beginning folks, there is nothing but good to come in the future. The NFL had better be ready because this is just a glimpse of what this team is going to become and it will start as soon as 2013 is in full swing. By the way 49ers and Seahawks, watch your backs, you haven't seen nothing yet.

Monday, December 3, 2012

So Can the Rams Make the Playoffs?

Sure, if everything goes their way. They can take their remaining schedule and try to work it in their favor by making their move in winning the rest of their games. Three of their remaining four games are against NFC teams that are starting to scramble to try to make it to the postseason. That would be Buffalo, Minnesota and Tampa. Then of course Seattle, in Seattle. Realistically it can be done, but if nothing else, they can be a potential postseason changer for each and every team the play the rest of the way. And that is something the Rams have not had the power to do for quite some time.

Even if they don't win out or do win out but others around them push them out of the way, this is not really the team we expected to see about right now. Who would have thought we'd even be entertaining the thought of playoffs right now? But right at this moment even the NFL claims the Rams are still in the hunt sitting at 5-6-1. (that damn tie is going to kill us.)

With the last few games the Rams have the great opportunity to strengthen their position while at the same time weakening others. That's the most power the Rams have seen in nearly a decade. That in itself is an exciting possibility.

  • Let’s peek at the NFC wild card standings … Chicago has a grip on the top spot at 8-4. The Green Bay Packers are 8-4 but hold the tiebreaker over the Bears right now, so technically the Packers are in first place in the NFC North. But this one isn’t settled. Chicago and Green Bay will meet again at Soldier Field in Week 15. Both teams have been pounded by injuries, so it’s hard to predict what will happen the rest of the way.
  • As for the second NFC wild card pass: Seattle is 7-5, followed by Minnesota (6-6), Tampa Bay (6-6), Dallas (6-6), Washington (5-6 going into tonight’s game vs. the NYG), St. Louis (5-6-1) and New Orleans 5-7.

Nothing is impossible. Stranger things have happened.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rookies Make Up for Being "Bad" Boys

It was just 10 days ago that both Jenkins and Givens found themselves being taught a lesson by Fisher when they broke team rules. Instead of letting the talented rookies play against the 49ers, Fisher opted to make an example of them and deactivated both of them for this very important game.

Seems the two rookies took the lesson to heart because did they ever shine in their game against the Cardinals in Arizona.

Not only did these two rookies contribute to the game in Arizona, they were actually major difference makers in the outcome of the game. Without their excellent efforts, this game could have easily gone in the Cardinals favor without a doubt.

Fisher wanted to make sure that both these young, rising stars knew very well that being able to play in the NFL is not a given but instead that it is a privilege that must be earned.

They seemed to have learned their lesson and are looking forward to getting a shot at playing the 49ers when they come to St. Louis this week. Let's hope these kids can really give it to the "Whiners" and send them home limping and licking a few wounds.