There's no doubt, there will be some expectations for 2014, and some heat directed toward Fisher and Snead in Year 3 if we don't see some improvement.
No, it doesn't have to be all about next year now. This is not the preseason. You play to win and you put the players on the field that give you the best chance to win.
This is another tough defense for the Rams this week. The Cardinals are ranked 7th in total defense and 4th in rushing defense. By season's end, unless something changes dramatically, the Rams will have faced 10 top ten defenses in 16 games this year. I do think the Rams can get to Carson Palmer. It would be nice if they could get off to a lead and/or get Palmer in predictable passing situations. It's a winnable game.
Wouldn't that be something if the Rams end up with the second overall pick in the draft and trade out again for a boatload of picks.
He was out there for 24 plays in San Fran _ or 35 percent of the Rams' offensive plays. Stedman Bailey is playing more. The Rams are throwing less and using wideouts less in favor of two and three tight end sets. So there are only so many reps to go around. The only WR who's playing consistently more is Chris Givens.
Somebody needs to look out. Bailey does seem like a pretty good route runner, especially for a rookie.
He's playing more and more. He had 22 reps in San Fran, which is the most he's gotten in the pros.
I don't think so. If the Rams decide to part ways with Wells, the Rams have Tim Barnes and Barrett Jones waiting in the wings.
I think those are three of the four that have to be at the top of the priority list. The other one you have to consider is wr. Maybe the Rams need to keep looking there until they get it right.
Can't say I disagree with you at this point.
I don't think he's regressed. True, he doesn't have the interception returns for TDs like he did last year. But he's a very competitive performer who frequently draws the opponent's top pass-catcher. He's had some growing pains this year, still needs work on technique, but I still think he can be a very good NFL corner.
Only if there's a great demand for whoever No. 1 overall might be.
I'd say solid to solid-plus.
I think I'd still say Jake Long.
You know that was the same crew (Bill Vinovich) that refereed that fiasco at Carolina. Not exactly the A team.
Hard to say. It has been a disappointing season for him, no doubt. Looks like he's pressing. Not doing a very good job on contested balls.
I don't think they'll go QB. Do that and you're starting over. Bradford was playing pretty well before his injury. (Bradford still has enough attempts to qualify for the passer ratings; he's currently 10th in the league in passer rating. Why would you throw that away?)
I don't think the game plan was the problem. I think it was just a bad day at the office for a still-green secondary against some veteran receivers (Boldin, Davis).
He wants his defensive backs to be feisty. Myself, I think you've got to have a little bit of a resume before you start talking the talk.