Monday, September 27, 2010

Bradford Can Handle the Heat

This should have been the game that alerted everyone to the fact that Sam Bradford can handle it. No matter what it is that he asked to do, this game shows he can handle it.

Sure he got an INT, but then so did McNabb. After that INT Sam was able to simply shake it off and move on as if nothing had happened. He did not allow his anger at himself take over his overall performance.

The loss of Jackson did not send the rookie into a tailspin. Although there is no doubt he would rather have had Jackson in there, he did not let it affect his attitude or decision making.

Once Jackson was gone, it forced the coaching staff to change things up big time and try to create a running game out of nothing. But the biggest thing they had to do was turn the entire game over to the young kid out on the field.

He not only was up for the challenge, he was able to match McNabb stat per stat on the field and lead his team to their first win in the last 11 games.

Now that the coaches have seen that there is nothing that phases the kid, it's time to depend less upon SJ39 and more so on SB8.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Coaching Must Change

We can blame the players all we want, we can say this guy sucks and that guy sucks, but if you can't get a good game plan out there you can't continue to blame players.

If you have an OC that seems to be afraid to let Bradford try and open it up in the air, you can't blame that on Sam Bradford. This dink and dunk type of offense doesn't work for anyone and never will. It works great for defenses for the opposing team however. The offense is so predictable that a high school defense could figure it out after a couple of quarters playing against it.

And the defensive coaching, no blitzing? What's up with that. They were throwing blitzes at the Cards every time you turned around last week. Why didn't the game plan change when a new QB was put in? They saw right from the start he was going to need to be attacked in a different manner. Yet nothing changed.

The clock is ticking and ticking fast with Stan the Man and with an owner who is use to championship caliber teams, it won't be long before the ax will fall. This is not a man of patience but a man of action. So the coaches had better start feeling the heat and come up with something to show the new owner that the team is improving or heads will roll.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mark Clayton

With just a week under his belt being with the Rams, Clayton played a far bigger role on the Rams offense than most would have thought. There may be some that will ignore the facts that overall he did a great job, a lot will look at two keep misses he had. But we need to overlook these two mistakes and take an over all look at the scheme of things.

Sam Bradford in his rookie debut found his main go to guy. Without having more than a couple of days and a few snaps to get to know Clayton it was obvious that the two of them had instant chemistry! And this is a very, very good thing, especially for a rookie QB!

This relationship that Bradford and Clayton already have can only continue to grow and not only will this help the career of Bradford but it could very well give Mark Clayton one of the best years of his career!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Back Up QB Race Tight

From what I've seen in the last couple of games , Keith Null may have a tough time making the roster. Looks to me as the Rams may have found themselves a real gem in rookie QB Thadius Lewis. His last two games have in themselves have been quite noteworthy.

The first shot he got to play was against the Pats where he went 11 of 14 for 120 yards passing, 1 TD and ended with a QB rating of 96.4. In his next game he went 6 of 8 for 89 yards, 1 TD and ended with a 150.5 QB rating! Amazing numbers especially when his rookie counterpart Bradford had the near perfect rating of 153.5 in the same game! Is it possible that the Rams have maybe found themselves a QB duo? Is it possible that the Rams might be blessed with two top notch quarterbacks? Stranger things have happened.

Unless I'm missing something in the overall scheme of things, I find it hard to believe that the coaching staff would choose Null over Lewis.