Monday, September 27, 2010

"Yes I'm a Ram's Fan!"

Watching the UFL's Sacramento Mountain Lions inaugural home game on Saturday night, I knew it was going to be an awesome game for the Rams on Sunday. QB'd by Daunte Culpepper, the Mountain Lions beat Brooks Bollinger and the Florida Tuskers 24-20 on a 33 yd TD pass with 31 seconds to go to WR Rod Windsor. Question - what does that have to do with the Rams winning the game on Sunday? Answer - the guy who got beat on the play was none other than former Rams FOH (friend of Haslett) Fakhir Brown! Haslett is now the DC for the Redskins, and the Rams last home win was on Oct. 10, 2008 against the Cowboys 34-14 - Haslett's debut as our interim HC. Add to that the fact that the Tuskers also employ former Rams Claude Wroten and Aveion Cason and you got the makings of a gut feeling like none other. And from there it became so strong of a feeling that I could feel it in my bones, and my bones do not lie.

What a frickin awesome game! Bradford is on his way to becoming an all-pro, and the defense has pulled together to rank in the top 10 in Tackling Defense, something that had been woefully missing since Mike Jones. Our overall Defense ranking is only #24 but is ahead of BELICHEAT and the CHEATRIOTS!!! Even more amazing is the fact that for the first time in four years we are not in the cellar, and what makes it double special is that the bottom feeders right now are the Whiners.

With Jackson out, the offense seemed to find a better rhythm, with Darby finding the endzone for our first third Quarter TD in years. The WR's had their issues (see Brandon Gibson) but they pulled it together led by Mark Clayton. The whole team is playing as a unit with full confidence in Bradford. This is the best feeling us Rams fans have had for years, and even though it may turn out to be another long year if Bradford tires out from the rigors of the NFL game, we can once again hold our heads high and declare without embarrasment "Yes I'm a Rams fan!" Here's to riding the back of SB8 all the way to SB45.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Usually a loss would be a bad thing but in this case it is, well, ok, so it's a bad thing this time too BUT Bradford looked like the best #1 QB pick since Peyton Manning (1998). And by "pick" I dont mean the three he threw either - those are just what happens in a rookie's first start. Rookie play is expected but his toughness and his arm are just two of his QB strengths that we have been lacking for years.

I was so proud of the team for playing hard and hitting like NFL players, something that was also lacking last year. And to see Chris Long triple teamed - Are You Kidding Me? He is quickly becoming the player he was drafted to be. With him and Laurinaitis at the first two levels and OJ bringing up the rear, our Defense is finally looking like one that we can win with. Can't wait to take on the hapless Raiders next week and get our first victory in a year.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Here we go

So another Rams preseason WIN and we have now witnessed the best preseason in a looooooooong time. I am excited that Bradford has looked so solid BUT it will be interesting to see how he does against a full-time first-team defense. No more Null so if Sam gets injured then what? We will rally around A.J. Feeley and we will play good football? Uh, not that good. With SJ39 pounding the rock it should help to alleviate things somewhat, something Badford did not have much during the preseason. So we have a balancing act for Bradford: Full Time Steven Jackson but also Full Time best Defense. Who will prevail? We shall see, in what could be the most exciting season since Patriot-gate.