Monday, September 28, 2009

It Was Bad Enough....

That I had to try and write something for the website.

It's just so tough to try and stay positive in a sea of negativity.

I hope that the coaches eyes have been opened regarding Bulger. He really needs to be benched injury or no injury. I think given time Boller can get the team to respond even more. He seemed to inspire the team a little more than Bulger does.

It's worth a shot. What's it going to hurt benching Bulger and starting Boller? Another loss? Big deal we're use to that.

You want to improve a team, you can't play it safe, you have to take chances. That's the bottom line.


Monday, September 21, 2009

A Lesson in Futility

OK, your star running back gets over a 100 yards rushing and you can only muster up 7 points on the scoreboard? What's wrong with this picture?

On the other side of the ball you have a unit stopping the opposing team over and over again in the red zone, holding them to mere field goals or even forcing punts from inside the end zone. There's half a team doing it's job. What's up with the other half?

For those who really try on this team, it's got to be heart wrenching to still see L's in the win/loss column. It must bring a feeling of futility. How long will it be before the entire team begins to totally give up again?

For all who seem to want to defend Bulger with their last breath, let's just try to give up on that awhile and look at what he's done for this team. Hmmmmm, I'm looking, I'm looking. In all my attempts to find something that I can bring up on his behalf, my search just ends in futility. So, since he's done zippo, nada, nil for this team, why is it unthinkable or unfair to bench him? Why?!! Didn't seem to bother anyone when someone who DID do something for this team (KW), was benched in favor of little ol' Bulger. I think his time has come and gone and it's time to try some new blood.

If we don't at least try, we'll never know the truth about Bulger. If the team wins without him that would be glaring proof, if not then nothing lost. But the team and the fans deserve to know.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Fire Is Out Already

St. Louis Rams. Matt Hasselbeck was nice enough to spot the Rams two interceptions, but the Rams appreciated the gesture so much that they turned right around and said, "You know what? Why don't you go ahead and just beat the hell out of us?" And then they did. The Seahawks almost doubled up the Rams in first downs and in total yards. Hasselbeck, after a rough start, rebounded for a nice day. (Yahoo Sports)

Well, that pretty much sums up how I feel right now about our first outing on the big stage. Pretty damn humiliating if you ask me.

For some strange reason, I was all fired up for the first game, but thanks to the ineptitude of our offense and the Seahawks, that fire was put out, not even leaving an ember left for next week.

I really hope that this is the beginning of the end of Bulger's career with the Rams because this Rams fan has simply had all she can take of him.

Unless Spags can work a miracle within a week, not only is he in for one very long season, so are the fans. And the fan base in St. Louis will be thinner than onion paper when wet and 2014 won't arrive fast enough for the fans there. Because they'll be packing the Rams bags for them.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Offense Vanilla - Defense Getting It Done

I don't know what to say except that Spags is beginning to look like a defensive genius. Sure he has a defensive coordinator but....that does not mean that Spags' hands aren't all over this defense.

Even though the team did not register as many takeaways as they did against the Bengals, when they did register them, they were crucial to the Rams pulling off this win.

Also the strength that the Rams defense showed in holding the Chiefs to just field goals is a statement on it's on. Last year it wouldn't have mattered who the team was, the defense would have folded like a cheap lawn chair.

As always, my concerns still lie with the inability to stop the run, but if they can continue to stop teams in other ways, like they have been doing, this unit may end up as one of the most improved units in the NFL.

As for the offense. Still a lot isn't known about this unit right now. They're pretty vanilla at this point, but I realize we need to see a regular season with Jackson and I would assume Gado in full action.

Thumbs up to the D for yet another powerful performance.